Category Archives: General

General, misc posts

Coffee Q & A: Americanos

I’m sure you’ve figured out by now, I love answering these Coffee Q & As. It’s one of my favorite things about this blog. So here’s another really great question I got from one of our customers: What exactly is … Continue reading

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Brewing Basics

It’s Monday morning… You know the drill, you stumble out of bed way too early for a Monday morning. You wrap yourself in your robe, slap on your slippers, and wander to your kitchen. Three scoops of whatever coffee is … Continue reading

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Better Brewing at Home

So, here’s the thing- I started at Black River Roasters a few months ago, and working here has set fire to my passion for coffee education. And I’m noticing that we Baristas are blessed with truly curious, inquisitive, and passionate … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Strategies for Managing Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month! Don’t worry, we didn’t forget! As this cold, rainy month draws to a close, we wanted to post again about the disease that affects many Americans. A few years ago, we posted this wonderful … Continue reading

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Weekly Recap April 22

We had a great week at Black River! We Love Partnering with the Great Swamp Watershed Association This past Wednesday, we really enjoyed heading out the Great Swamp Watershed Association this week! They led a really cool coffee and tea … Continue reading

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Coffee Pests? Fungi? Oh My! (Or Why Shade Grown Coffee Prevents These Terrors and Others)

Hello! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Justina (for those of you that do, thanks for coming back to check out my second post!) My previous blog post, The Case for Sustainable Coffee: Climate Change and Chemicals … Continue reading

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The Case for Sustainable Coffee: Climate Change and Chemicals

Hey there! My name is Justina. I’m going to be doing blog posts from time to time. Just so you know a little bit about me: I’m a full-time college student and an avid environmentalist and human rights activist, so … Continue reading

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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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Join Us for the Grand Opening Event this Saturday the 26th!

The Black River Roaster’s Grand Opening event is finally here! On September 16th, from 8am to 3pm, we will be celebrating this milestone with an event-filled day. Chris and Ashley will be holding coffee cuppings throughout the day and offering … Continue reading

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Coffee Spotlight: Organic ‘Lake Kivu’ Rwanda

Located in Africa’s Western Rift Valley, Rwanda is a small and highly-hilly country. Its elevation and consistent rainfall mean ideal conditions for growing coffee. In the face of a genocide that is one of the most shocking travesties of the … Continue reading

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