Category Archives: Coffee Info / Education

Information on coffee, or how to brew, grind or roast coffee.

What’s new at Black River Roasters?

First and foremost, thank you to all who supported us on our grand opening! To those who made it and those who could not, your continued support and love of coffee keeps us going everyday! The turnout for our grand opening … Continue reading

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Three Coffee-Harvesting Processes and the Effect on Flavor

Why are there so many coffees in the world if it ends up as just a cup of coffee?   A coffee bean is packed with a lot more than just caffeine. A good bean is infused with delicate tasting … Continue reading

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Perfect Cup? You Bet!

This is a sort of challenge I’m proposing for ourselves, and once we’re open, we need to know what you have to say; can Black River Roasters make a perfect cup of coffee? A lot of coffee out there is … Continue reading

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Why Certify?

We make a point of selling not just coffee, but USDA Organic, Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, and Bird Friendly-Certified coffees. So what does it matter, or are we frivolously jumping on that green marketing machine? Coffee is the world’s second-largest traded … Continue reading

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Can Coffee Burn Fat?

Can you believe that it is already March?!  I know I cannot!  Summer is quickly coming and it is time to get ready for bathing suit season! Previously, I have written about how green coffee bean extract can help you … Continue reading

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Is Camel Milk the Newest Trend to Add to Coffee?

Camelccinos and Camelattes might be on the rise in the UK.  Could this trend make it over to the US? However, this is not the first time that camel milk has been used in coffee.  On August 14, 2013, NY … Continue reading

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Get to Know Our Organic Guatemala!

Our Guatemala is from the region of Huehuetenango (pronounced “way-way-ten-ango”).  It has a light to medium body with fairly bright acidity and a nutty, pecan finish.  You might find a hint of peppery spice and orange peel fruitiness as well. … Continue reading

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How to Brew Coffee 17th Century Style

Ever wonder how people roasted and brewed coffee after it was first discovered?  It is definitely a little different than how we do it today. India Mandelkern, food historian at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote this article for the … Continue reading

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The Best Time to Drink Coffee

How many of us drink coffee as soon as we wake up?  I am guessing that a great deal do, including myself, but is that the best time to consume coffee? From a scientific standpoint there is an optimum time … Continue reading

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K-Cups: Are They Really Safe?

Hey everyone, More and more people are getting Keurig machines for the convenience of making one cup at a time at a push of a button.  However, do we really know how safe these machines are? There are numerous Keurig … Continue reading

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