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Raspberry Cold Brew Coffee Shrub

Discover a refreshing coffee drink made with cold brew and raspberries. Ripe raspberries are paired with vinegar to create a shrub syrup, which we add to brewed Cold Brew coffee or regular brewed coffee. Top it off with a little seltzer water and you have a drink that may sound unusual at first, but will […]

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Mocha Fondue

There’s nothing more romantic than a warm chocolate fondue! Chocolate and coffee are a natural pairing in this decadent recipe. And the best part if that it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare this classic dessert. It is easy to make Mocha Fondue at home but definitely requires starting with quality ingredients. We recommend […]

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Macchiato Martini

Discover our Macchiato Martini, featuring a strongly brewed coffee, vodka, and a creamy vanilla topping. Made with Charleston Coffee Roasters coffee, this recipe adds a new twist on the typical espresso martini. Share it at gatherings with friends or make it as a small treat for yourself to unwind and relax. Ingredients Coffee Syrup: 1/2 […]

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Southern Flavor Magazine

An Interview with Lowell Gross We’re excited to share an article written by Denise James of Southern Flavor Magazine featuring an interview with Lowell Grosse, our company founder and President. She shares the backstory of Lowell’s 17-year career in the coffee importing business which inspired him to launch his own coffee roasting business in Charleston, […]

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Best Coffee-Inspired Holiday Gifts From Charleston

The holiday season is upon us, and here in Charleston, we are ready to spread some joywith our coffee-inspired gift sets. Check out these featured gifts for the coffee lovers in yourlife or view our full assortment in our holiday gift guide. Charleston Holiday Bundle Savor the season with our Charleston Holiday Bundle. This set […]

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Mocha Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream

Mocha Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream are an indulgent way to enjoy one of our favorite pairings: coffee and chocolate. Grown in overlapping regions, coffee beans and cocoa are naturally delicious when combined in any recipe. When paired in these mocha cupcakes, the combination of flavors really shines. Coffee is infused into both the cupcake and […]

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Dirty Chai Coffee Martini

We are most definitely lovers of coffee drinks and coffee cocktails at Charleston Coffee Roasters, but we also can’t deny that chai flavored drinks are having quite the moment right now. So we combined the best of both worlds, and created this Dirty Chai Coffee Martini that will be the hit at your next cocktail […]

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Pumpkin Spice Irish Coffee

Inspired by the essence of the autumn season, this recipe has a surprisingly fresh twist on traditional Irish Coffee. Featuring Charleston Coffee Roasters dark and rich Harvest Blend as the foundational coffee element, this recipe combines the warmth of bourbon or whiskey with the velvety texture of pumpkin-spiced whipped cream. Sit back and enjoy the […]

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Meet Java the Sea Turtle

Java is a juvenile green sea turtle species known as Chelonia mydas and weighs 6.75 lbs (3 kilograms). Java’s sex is unknown at this age. Green sea turtles may grow to be 250 lbs in size when mature! Java was named by Charleston Coffee Roasters consumers and South Carolina Aquarium fans and was selected to be the […]

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Pumpkin Spice Latte (Hot and Iced)

Each Fall, we welcome the lower temperatures and warm flavors and colors of the Autumn season. This new Pumpkin Spice Latte can be made hot or iced and features our new Harvest Blend and Daysie Pumpkin Spice Syrup. Charleston Coffee Roasters’ new Harvest Blend is made with coffees from Colombia, Mexico, and Guatemala and is […]

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Blend™

Inspired by our passion for sea turtle conservation, our founder Lowell Grosse masterfully crafted this premium organic coffee blend, which seamlessly combines high-quality coffee beans from the regions of Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia to offer a harmoniously balanced and aromatic profile. THE INSPIRATION BEHIND Loggerhead Sea Turtle BLEND™ Founded in 2005 by Lowell Grosse, Charleston […]

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How to Make Pourover Coffee

Do you love the smell of freshly ground coffee? Have you ever wanted to compare coffees to discover the flavor nuances of each? Try making a pourover coffee and you’ll soon make this part of your morning (or weekend) coffee ritual! Popular in cafes, pourover brewing has become more popular among coffee lovers at home. […]

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Sparkling Coffee Ice Cream Float

Beat the summer heat with this new recipe featuring Charleston Coffee Roasters Beach House Blend with a sparkling twist! Inspired by our collaboration with author Mary Alice Monroe’s Beach House book series, our Beach House Blend coffee is the star of this recipe. It’s made with a lusciously dark French roast coffee which allows the […]

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Try Our Micro Lot Series and Take a Trip Around the World

Introducing our Micro Lot Series, a collection of small-batch, single-origin coffees cultivated in limited quantities on small farms in premium coffee-growing regions worldwide. These exclusive coffees come with unique stories we’re eager to share, and each is labeled with a specific lot number, ensuring full traceability back to its country, region, and producer. Background on […]

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Classic Irish Coffee

There’s no better way to warm up your day than with a Classic Irish Coffee. This sweetened coffee cocktail was created in 1942 by Joe Sheridan and Irish and non-Irish folk have been enjoying it ever since. It’s especially popular around St. Patricks Day but is a rich, indulgent beverage any time of year. And […]

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Cupid’s Coffee with Vanilla Syrup

Introducing our Valentine’s Inspired Cupid’s Coffee Recipe! On Valentine’s Day (or any day!), start your day with an “I love you moment”. Try this iced coffee recipe made with fresh raspberries, Charleston Coffee Roaster’s Tanzanian Peaberry coffee, and topped with a cloud-like topping. Our Cupid’s Coffee is a delicious say way to spread the love. […]

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Vanilla Peppermint Mocha

There’s something special about the holiday season in Charleston that makes us want to savor each moment and delight our family and friends at holiday gatherings. Discover our irresistible Vanilla Peppermint Mocha that’s easy to make and sure to impress! This recipe begins with homemade vanilla peppermint syrup, which is simple to make. Then, Charleston Coffee […]

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Deck the Halls Coffee Recipe with Daysie Madagascar Vanilla Syrup

Introducing Our Deck the Halls Coffee Recipe Made with Charleston Coffee Roasters Holiday Blend and Daysie® Madagascar Vanilla Syrup Deck the halls this season with a recipe featuring eggnog instead of a traditional milk. No need to get your tinsel in a tangle when it comes to holiday entertaining this year– this boozy recipe is […]

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Sweater Weather Coffee with Daysie Salted Caramel Syrup

Introducing our Sweater Weather Coffee Recipe Made with Daysie® Salted Caramel Syrup We’ve got all the fall feels with this layered coffee drink featuring fresh cinnamon, nutmeg, and star anise. Sweater Weather is the perfect coffee drink for cozy mornings, brisk days, and Taylor Swift songs. This cool weather recipe starts with Charleston Organic Blend […]

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The Raven Iced Coffee with Daysie Madagascar Vanilla Syrup

Introducing our Halloween Inspired Raven Iced Coffee Recipe Made with Daysie® Madagascar Vanilla Syrup A spooktacular dark and delicious iced coffee drink. We’ve opted for a bit of hocus pocus with the addition of activated charcoal. No tricks, just treats – and garnished with candy corn!  This Halloween inspired recipe starts with Charleston Coffee Roasters […]

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Chasing Summer Iced Coffee with Daysie Coconut Almond Syrup

It may be the last official day of summer, but we’re not quite ready to say goodbye just yet. This recipe is creamy and dreamy with a tropical twist. Enjoy one last vacation (in a glass), no passport required. Daysie syrups have the simplest, purest ingredients and, just like our coffee, are made right here […]

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Meet Jo the Sea Turtle

As part of our support and sponsorship of the South Carolina Aquarium, we’re honored to do our part in protecting sea turtles here in our local waters. Jo, (can you guess who chose the name?) was caught on a hook and line and was stranded on Hilton Head Island until arriving at the South Carolina […]

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Dulce de Leche Iced Coffee

Our Dulce de Leche Iced Coffee recipe is sweet, creamy and simple. Try it at home and it will quickly become your go-to summer treat. Made with lively and well-balanced Aquarium Blend beans, this iced coffee recipe only requires 4 ingredients and can be made in large batches to please a crowd at the beach, […]

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Aquarium Blend

Inspired by the conservation efforts of the South Carolina Aquarium, we have created the lively new Aquarium Blend coffee. This well-balanced coffee combines Peruvian and Honduran beans for a smooth finish and subtle sweetness that will have you coming back for another sip. THE INSPIRATION BEHIND AQUARIUM BLEND Earlier in 2022, we shared an announcement […]

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South Carolina Aquarium Partnership

It’s official – we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the Charleston Coffee Roasters Nutritional Care Program at the South Carolina Aquarium. As the lead sponsor of this program, we’re helping to sustain the lives of the more than 5,000 animals under the South Carolina Aquarium’s care. Nutrition is a top priority at the Aquarium, […]

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In the News: Charleston County Impact Award

During this year’s annual industry appreciation luncheon hosted by the Charleston County Economic Development Department (CCED), Charleston Coffee Roasters was honored to receive an Industry Impact Award for its positive impact in Charleston County. With 24 employees and growing, Charleston Coffee Roasters was recognized in the Small Business category for creating and sustaining job growth […]

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How To Brew the Freshest Cup of Coffee

It’s no secret that the best tasting coffee is the freshest. But what exactly does ‘Fresh’ mean? To brew the freshest cup of coffee at home, there are many factors to consider. From roasting to brewing, let’s talk about how you can ensure that each and every cup you drink is as fresh as possible. […]

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Organic Espresso Dark Roast

For quality espresso drinks at home, we recommend Organic Espresso Dark. And because we know that a lot of our customers choose organic when possible, we recently switched to organic beans for this smooth, bold roast. ORIGIN OF ORGANIC ESPRESSO DARK Beans from Central and South America make Organic Espresso Dark a rich, bold roast.  […]

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Frost In Brazil

In the past 10 days, reports of a harsh frost in Brazil’s coffee growing regions have been all over the news.  Why is this important, and what does it mean for each of us?  Well, right now, it could mean a jump in coffee prices all over the world – or not. It all started […]

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No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream

There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than homemade coffee ice cream! Luckily, you don’t even have to have an ice cream maker to enjoy rich, smooth coffee ice cream at home. Our no-churn recipe combines strongly brewed coffee along with sweetened condensed milk and freshly whipped cream to make a rich, delicious ice […]

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Kiawah Organic Blend

Inspired by the beautiful barrier island of Kiawah, Kiawah Organic Blend is a Dark Roast coffee that is consistently one of our best sellers. With a rich, full-bodied flavor you will enjoy this coffee year-round. ORIGIN OF KIAWAH ORGANIC BLEND The Charleston Coffee Roasters Kiawah Organic blend is one of our unique signature blends. It […]

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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home

One of the hottest trends in coffee right now is Cold Brew Coffee. Surely you have been seeing a lot more of it in coffee shops and in the refrigerator case of your local grocery store lately. But have you wondered what it is, and how it differs from your typical iced coffee?  You can […]

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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. INSPIRATION FOR BEACH HOUSE BLEND Mary Alice Monroe is known for her bestselling novels set […]

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Q&A: Coffee Subscription

When you sign up for a Coffee Subscription, you will receive the freshly roasted coffee of your choice on an ongoing basis, without having to reorder. It’s perfect if you drink coffee regularly at home and hate running out of your favorite blend! Plus, you save 10% on each order when you set up a […]

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Holiday Gift Guide

For coffee lovers, there’s no better holiday gift than freshly roasted Charleston Coffee Roasters coffee. Life’s small pleasures are more important this year than ever. So we’ve rounded up our favorite gift ideas for anyone in your life that is looking for a smooth, delicious cup of coffee at home. Gift Sets Our beautifully boxed […]

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Pumpkin Spice Cafe au Lait

Autumn is finally here and we are ready to enjoy some of our favorite fall flavors! Our Pumpkin Spice Cafe au Lait is a delicious and simple way to enjoy this seasonal favorite at home. This cozy coffee drink is made with our Espresso Dark Roast coffee and our homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer recipe. Making […]

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Breakfast Blend: A Year-Round Favorite

A lot of people agree, the best way to start the day is with a hot cup of coffee! And our Breakfast Blend coffee is the perfect way to wake up each morning. This custom blend of beans, selected from farms certified by the Rainforest Alliance, is one of our best sellers – both online […]

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How to Make your Own Coffee Syrups

Are you missing some of your favorite coffee shop flavors? Homemade coffee syrups are a great way to sweeten and flavor your coffee drinks at home. It’s a fun addition to hot coffee but crucial for sweetening iced coffee! Coffee syrups are basically flavored simple syrups that complement your favorite cup of joe.  Bartenders use […]

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Coffee Protein Smoothie

There’s no better way to get your day started than with a delicious and healthy Coffee Protein Smoothie. It’s packed with healthy ingredients but tastes like an indulgence. Best of all, you’ve got your coffee and breakfast all together so you can get your day started on the right foot! Our coffee smoothie starts with […]

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Single Origin: Organic Sumatra

From the rich soils of Sumatra, our Organic Sumatra coffee is one of our most popular sellers.  With a full finish, smooth flavor and hints of chocolate, this coffee is perfect on its own without any milk or sugar needed. It’s a Bold Roast, and there is no bitterness so it’s a great one to […]

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Coffee Cake Muffins with Espresso Oat Crumble

Do you know why they call it coffee cake? Because it’s truly the perfect sweet treat to enjoy with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. This moist cake paired with a sweet, crumbly topping tastes best paired with your favorite blend. Coffee cake doesn’t have to have coffee in the cake itself but it’s an […]

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COVID-19 Update

March 18, 2020 Charleston Coffee Roasters is closely monitoring developments in the COVID-19 pandemic and modifying our emergency preparations accordingly. While the situation remains fluid, we are taking every precaution to ensure that our business operations remain open and all orders shipped on time.  The safety of our employees, customers and communities is our top priority. To date: We are following the guidance of the CDC, the […]

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Coffee Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

This Coffee Pecan Pie Bread Pudding recipe is a decadent treat whether you serve it for breakfast or dessert. With Charleston Coffee Roasters coffee in both the custard and the streusel, it’s like having pie and coffee together in every bite. Hands down, the best part of a pecan pie is the filling. So we […]

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Charleston Organic Blend

Inspired by our hospitable hometown, our Charleston Organic blend is a Medium Roast coffee that is consistently one of our best sellers. With a smooth, bright and welcoming flavor, you will enjoy sipping this coffee on a sunlit porch every morning. ORIGIN OF THE BEANS The Charleston Coffee Roasters Charleston Organic blend is one of […]

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Cinnamon Roll Coffee with Maple Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

This fall treat yourself to a steaming mug of Charleston Coffee Roasters Cinnamon Roll Coffee with Maple Cream Cheese Whipped Cream! It has all of the flavors of a homemade cinnamon roll, all rolled up into every sip. Instead of using store-bought flavoring syrups for our coffee drinks, we like to make our own from […]

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How to Make Vietnamese Drip Coffee

If you’re a fan of pour over coffee, iced coffee or a solo coffee drinker, you should try a Vietnamese Drip coffee maker. The dripper, also called a Phin, is an easy to use single cup brewer that makes a delicious cup of Charleston Coffee Roasters coffee in about 4-5 minutes that is somewhere between […]

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No Bake Coffee Cheesecake

When you don’t feel like baking but you’re still craving something sweet, try this No Bake Coffee Cheesecake recipe. With Charleston Coffee Roasters brewed coffee in the cream cheese filling and ground coffee in the cookie crust, it’s the perfect dessert to share with family and friends. Making a cheesecake is usually an involved process. […]

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Coffee-Rubbed Steak with Mango Avocado Salsa

Just in time for grilling season, this spicy Coffee Rubbed Grilled Steak with a cool Mango Avocado Salsa will be the hit at your parties and picnics this summer. The secret is a ground coffee rub made with your favorite Charleston Coffee Roasters coffee. Ground coffee has been a secret ingredient in BBQ rubs and […]

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Tanzanian Peaberry Roast

One of our most popular roasts is our single origin Tanzanian Peaberry. With bright orange and lemon citrus notes, this medium roast coffee is perfect for sipping every day. Even though it is one of our lighter bodied coffees, it still delivers big taste and a smooth finish. Read on to learn more about how […]

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HOW TO USE A STOVETOP ESPRESSO MAKER

If you’re a fan of espresso but not wanting to invest in a large machine for home use, you might want to try a stovetop espresso maker. Pair it with our Charleston Coffee Roasters Espresso Blend, and you can easily and quickly brew your own espresso-like coffee at home. Stovetop espresso makers are popular in […]

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Mexican Cinnamon Coffee Martini

Spice up your cocktail hour with this recipe for a Mexican Cinnamon Coffee Martini. It combines the classic Mexican flavors of cinnamon and coffee, and features tequila instead of vodka for a twist on the traditional martini. And there’s also a little kick in every sip from the spicy cinnamon simple syrup. We created this […]

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Espresso Short Rib Chili

Warm up with this soul satisfying Espresso Short Rib Chili with Charleston Coffee Roasters Espresso coffee roast. It’s easy to throw together in your slow cooker. So it’s perfect for a busy weeknight, or a weekend afternoon hanging out watching the game. We’re obviously big fans of drinking our coffee, but also look for ways […]

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How to Make Your Own Coffee Creamer

How do you like your coffee? Strong and dark, with just a touch of milk, or with your favorite sweetener and heavy cream? We usually like to drink our steaming cup straight up because our coffees are meant to be smooth and easy drinking. But sometimes it’s fun to mix it up, and add some […]

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Biscuits with Ham and Red Eye Gravy

Entertaining this holiday season? Then it’s likely that you will have leftover ham and Charleston Coffee Roasters coffee in the fridge. So treat your guests to this comforting and soulful recipe for Biscuits with Ham and Red Eye Gravy in the morning. Red eye gravy is a classic thin Southern sauce made with leftover coffee. […]

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How to Use the AeroPress

Looking for a simple, fast and inexpensive way to brew a good cup of coffee? You might want to give the AeroPress a try. It’s a great little gadget for brewing your favorite Charleston Coffee Roasters coffee. Here are our tips for how to use the AeroPress at home. The AeroPress was created by Alan […]

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Coffee Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup

Nothing says good morning better than pancakes! With the addition of Charleston Coffee Roasters coffee in the batter, this recipe for Coffee Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup will wake up your usual breakfast routine. The secret to these delicious pancakes is adding ground Charleston Coffee Roasters coffee to the batter. Coffee adds nuttiness that balances out […]

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Teaming Up with Charleston RiverDogs Baseball

While watching the Charleston RiverDogs baseball team this summer, you might have seen a familiar turtle logo hanging out. This season, Charleston Coffee Roasters teamed up with the Joe Riley Stadium to bring nitro and cold brew coffee to the beverage offerings at the park. We also worked with them to put our distinct sea […]

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Limited Edition Organic Rwandan Roast

We are excited to announce a new line of limited edition roasts! These coffees will be truly one of a kind, created from unique coffee beans that we carefully source from all over the world. We will be roasting the beans in small batches, and they will only be available for a limited time. The […]

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Q&A: Coffee of the Month Club

When you sign up for our Coffee of the Month Club, you will receive two bags of our freshly roasted seasonal favorite coffees every month. It’s perfect if you like trying a variety of coffee roasts and styles, with the convenience of having them delivered right to your doorstep. Order it for yourself, or share […]

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Coffee, Quinoa and Peanut Butter Energy Bites

If you’re looking for a quick and easy snack recipe that will give you an extra boost, then look no further than these Coffee, Quinoa and Peanut Butter Energy Bites made with ground Charleston Coffee Roasters coffee. Homemade energy bars, bites, and balls are having quite a moment right now. And why not? They are […]

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Honey Lavender Cafe au Lait

Celebrate the start of warmer weather with our recipe for a Honey Lavender Café au Lait. The strong coffee mixed with a honey and lavender simple syrup, it will make you think of Paris in the spring time! Café au Lait is the French term for strong coffee with hot milk. It is similar to […]

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How We Taste Coffee

Every one of our coffees is roasted by hand, every day, by our skilled roasters. We also sample every one of our coffees, every day, to ensure quality and consistency. The way we do this is to taste the coffee using a process known as a cupping. This is a specific way to analyze each […]

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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Blend

Every year our team at Charleston Coffee Roasters is excited for the arrival of the holiday season and our Holiday Blend coffee! Of course we love all of the festivities, parties, and gifts of the season, which are all perfect opportunities to share our coffee with friends and family. But we especially look forward to […]

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Coffee Rubbed Turkey

Want to spice up your turkey this Thanksgiving? Then try this Coffee Rubbed Turkey recipe that uses ground Charleston Coffee Roasters Sumatra coffee mixed together with warm Fall spices and just a touch of sweetness. You know that coffee is wonderful to drink, but it is also a great ingredient to cook with too. All […]

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Pumpkin Coffee Tiramisu

Tiramisu was created by coffee loving Italians, as a “pick-me-up” in the afternoon. Between the sugar and caffeine, it is sure to give you a jolt with the creamy custard and coffee soaked ladyfinger cookies. While the dessert is traditionally made with leftover espresso, any of our Charleston Coffee Roasters coffees will work perfectly in […]

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Pumpkin Spice and Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

As we move into the Fall season, pumpkin spiced everything starts to pop up on menus everywhere! Coffee houses are no exception, especially since a certain large coffee company made the Pumpkin Spice Coffee drink famous. At Charleston Coffee Roasters, we really look forward to Fall and all that it brings to Charleston. From tailgating […]

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Beyond the Cup: Ways to Use Coffee Bags, Beans, and Grounds

We know you love drinking coffee as much as we do. But coffee is an amazing product in many ways, not just in its drinkable form. From the jute bags that coffee comes in, to the by-products of the roasting process, and even to the grounds left over after brewing, coffee is truly a versatile […]

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How to Use a Chemex

The Chemex coffeemaker makes it easy to brew great tasting pour over coffee at home. When paired with our Charleston Coffee Roasters coffee, the Chemex produces coffee that is smooth, clean, flavorful, and never bitter. Surprisingly, the Chemex coffeemaker has been around since 1941. Invented by Dr. Peter Schlumbohm PhD, the design has changed little […]

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Espresso Porter Glazed Pork Ribs

For a long time, our roasting facility was in the same building as the Palmetto Brewery in downtown Charleston. So it was a “happy accident” that one day some of our coffee got mixed in with some of their beer, and the result eventually became their Palmetto Brewery Espresso Porter. After trying several roasts and […]

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Differences Between Single-Origin and Blends

At Charleston Coffee Roasters, we slowly roast all our coffees to order. We start with Specialty Grade Arabica beans (we never use robusta), which are carefully selected from farms around the globe. These farms maintain traditional, sustainable growing practices. We then hand roast slowly, in small batches (learn more about our roasting process here). Each […]

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Decoding Coffee Labels

If you have ever read a bag of coffee closely, you will see many different symbols, terms, and certifications printed all over it. As a consumer, it is hard to know what they all mean, and why they matter when you are buying coffee. At Charleston Coffee Roasters, we take all of these certifications and […]

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Coffee Facts from A-Z

Are you as obsessed with coffee as we are? How well do you know your coffee knowledge? Test yourself with our coffee facts from A-Z! AA Capital letters usually indicate the grade, or size of a bean, ie. Kenya AA. AA is Kenya’s highest grade involving large beans and a limit on the number of […]

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Honey Bourbon Coffee Cocktail

French press coffee has become quite a popular brewing method (learn how to do it here). It lends itself to a cup of coffee that is bold and thick in flavor, but smooth in taste. Innovative cocktail masters are now taking that same press technique, and applying it to craft cocktails. The layering and infusing […]

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How to Prepare the Best Tasting Cup of Coffee

Are you always in search of the perfect cup of coffee? Do you obsess over every detail related to your coffee: from buying the best beans, to taking the utmost care in its preparation, and even to how you store your coffee? So do we. At Charleston Coffee Roasters, our mission is to deliver the […]

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The Story Behind the Sea Turtle Logo

Every summer on the beaches of South Carolina, the home of Charleston Coffee Roasters, the loggerhead turtles return to nest year after year. It is a much-loved tradition, with scores of volunteers walking the beaches morning and night searching for nests of turtle eggs. Once a nest is found, it is secured so that they […]

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From the Bean to Your Cup

Coffee grows best in remote parts of the tropics, between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer. The ideal microclimate for coffee is volcanic soil at frost-free altitudes of 4,000–6,000 feet with moderate rainfall and plenty of sunshine. The coffee tree produces green cherries, which turn bright red as they ripen over a […]

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Coffee Balsamic Vinaigrette

Our coffees are not just for drinking alongside your favorite foods. The rich flavors that you experience when you taste coffee also make it an excellent ingredient to use in your cooking as well! This Coffee Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe is a great example of how coffee can add complexity and depth to something so simple […]

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Mexican Coffee Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, but want a dessert that is pretty much guilt-free? Coffee chocolate avocado mousse is the answer! To give this dessert a decidedly south of the border taste, we used dark Mexican style chocolate paired with our organic Mexican single origin dark roast coffee. Mexican chocolate typically has a spicy […]

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Know Your Beans, Know Your Roast

Roasting is an art! Each type of coffee bean reaches its optimum flavor at a particular stage in the roasting process. The different size, shape, color and density of each type requires a specific application of heat and timing to unleash the full potential of a bean’s flavor.  We like to slowly roast our beans […]

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How to Use a French Press

The French Press is one of the easiest methods to make great tasting coffee at home, and one of the least expensive in terms of equipment needed. You can brew a little or a lot at a time, and the process itself is very forgiving. For these reasons, we are big fans of the French […]

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Swiss Water Process of Decaffeination

We get it. Sometimes you want a great tasting cup of coffee, just minus the caffeine. Didn’t we say that we were obsessed with coffee? Well, we are proud to sell the best quality decaffeinated coffee available, using the SWISS WATER® Process. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? The SWISS WATER Process is a 100% chemical free […]

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How to Grind Coffee

You obsess over every detail related to your coffee: from buying the best beans, to storing them properly, to even using filtered water at just the right temperature when brewing. But did you know that how you grind your coffee beans can be one of the most important steps when brewing? It’s not only important […]

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Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes with Coffee Maple Syrup

Plain ol’ pancakes take on a decidedly Southern twist with the addition of sweet potato puree and chopped pecans added to the pancake batter. The sweet potato helps keep the pancakes moist and fluffy, and the pecans add a crunch to every bite. But why stop there? You know pancakes taste great with coffee, but […]

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Roasting Q & A with Chief Roaster Lowell Grosse

  You could say that we are obsessed with coffee, and you’d be right! In order to produce the best cup of coffee, you have to start with the best beans. Then you have to carefully roast them to bring out their intrinsic flavor. At Charleston Coffee Roasters, we select the world’s best coffees and […]

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Brief History of Coffee

The history of coffee is as rich as the brew itself! The first coffee plants are said to have come from the Horn of Africa on the shores of the Red Sea. Originally, coffee beans were taken as a food and not as a beverage. East African tribes would grind the coffee cherries together, mixing the […]

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