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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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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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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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How to Make Pourover Coffee

It seems like there is always a new gadget or trend in coffee brewing. We are all for innovation, but sometimes the simplest tried and true methods are still the best. Pourover coffee falls into this category, and we find ourselves often going back to this classic coffee brewing method. Pourover coffee is certainly one […]

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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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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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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? Here at […]

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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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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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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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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. It’s the difference between a chef cooking […]

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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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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 then […]

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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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