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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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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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Exciting Times at Black River Roasters

Hey, everybody! It’s Ryan, a recent addition to the Black River team, just in time for big news: OUR CAFÉ IS ALMOST OPEN! A few months and we’ve gone from a cramped old showroom to a nearly built-out coffee shop. … Continue reading

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Does Coffee Really Dehydrate You?

Over the years, I have always heard that coffee dehydrates you and that it is bad for you.  However, with new research, more and more studies are finding that coffee is very beneficial to one’s health. Contrary to popular belief, … 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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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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Organic Peru is Back in Stock!

Our Organic Peru is from the Chanchamayo province in the Junin region of Central Peru.  It has a delicate caramel and chocolate-like sweetness.  It is rich and full-bodied with a smooth and comforting finish. La Florida Cooperative in Peru has … Continue reading

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Learn More About Our Organic Ethiopia

Our Organic Ethiopia is flowery and sweet with a smooth, buttery aftertaste.  It is from the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union (YCFCU), which was established in June 2002. The YCFCU currently represents over 43,794 farmers belonging to more than 300,000 … Continue reading

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