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General, misc posts

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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Up Close & Personal with the Trifecta

What sets Black River Roasters apart from most other coffee shops? I would have to point to our Trifecta Brewer. Made by the ever-popular Bunn Corporation, the Trifecta is completely customizable  and allows the barista to control specific aspects of … 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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Time to Talk Cold Brew

I’m one of those weirdos who drinks iced coffee in the dead of winter. I’m happy that soon enough it will feel as though spring has actually arrived and I won’t be drinking alone. Hot brewing, using whichever method you … Continue reading

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Espresso: How the perfect shot is achieved.

Hello! My name is Casey, the newest addition to Black River Roasters as your barista. I spent some time at the shop the other day dialing-in the La Marzocco Linea PB espresso machine and the shots are looking (and tasting) wonderful! The … 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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