Beach House Blend

This custom blended bold roast is the newest addition to our lineup of high quality coffees. Inspired by local author Mary Alice Monroe’s beloved Beach House Series, this limited edition blend is available online and at select Harris Teeter stores.


Mary Alice Monroe is known for her bestselling novels set in the Charleston area. But Charleston Coffee Roaster’s owner, Lowell Grosse, met Mary Alice through their mutual love of the local loggerhead turtle population, as they are both are active supporters of local conservation efforts. Mary Alice has been a loyal Charleston Coffee Roasters customer for years, enjoying our dark roast blends at home.

As Mary Alice and Lowell started brainstorming about a collaboration, the idea of a custom blend of coffee emerged. Lowell invited Mary Alice to the roasting facility to taste five different coffees, specially blended to reflect her taste in robust, bold roasts.

Auther Mary Alice Monroe and Lowell Grosse enjoy the Beach House Blend Coffee


After a fun afternoon in the tasting room, Mary Alice made her choice which ultimately became the Beach House Blend. Colombian French, Sumatra, and Mexican beans combine to make this dark, rich roast a delightfully smooth coffee. And since they are both passionate about sea turtle conservation, 10% of the proceeds from our newest blend will help sustain the work of the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center.

Mary Alice comments “My readers generously embrace my devotion to the environment and animal conservation. With the release of Beach House Blend my fans can now enjoy one of my culinary passions — coffee. Supporting Lowell, helping our beloved loggerhead turtles, and giving my fans a taste of Charleston is a way I can give back to my community and support our local economy. Of course, I now have a new favorite Charleston Coffee Roasters flavor!”

Charleston Coffee Roasters Beach House Blend Collaboration


Roasting has begun so you can order now and daydream about long, carefree summer days on your favorite beach! And like our other coffees, we don’t start roasting until you order. Beach House Blend is available in your choice of either Whole Bean or Ground. Enjoy this coffee in a 12-ounce bag, in a gift box with two bags or in a gift box alongside our signature logo mug.

Click here to order Beach House Blend by the bag, gift box or bundle!