Coffee Blog

Did You Know?

Written on January 13th 2015.

Did you know that decaffeinated coffee is not grown, it is made?  All coffee has caffeine in it when it is growing.  If you want decaf coffee, you have to remove the caffeine from the coffee after you pick it.  To do that, you can send the coffee through one of a few different processes.

All of t… read more

Posted in Coffee Perspective

Did You Know?

Written on January 1st 2015.

Did you know that coffee has a lot of great health benefits?  Over the years of reading about coffee (news articles, medical studies, etc…), we’ve learned of a lot of ways that coffee is really great for you!   The main idea is: coffee is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients and when consumed blac… read more

Posted in Coffee Perspective

Coffee Filter Wreath

Written on December 23rd 2014.

We know its only a few days until Christmas, but we just had to share these fun wreaths that we made!  Even while we’re decking the halls, we’ve only got one thing on our mind: Coffee!  So when we saw these super festive Coffee Filter Wreaths, we knew we needed to give them a try.

They were very … read more

Posted in Gourmet Coffee

Colombia Part 4

Written on December 15th 2014.

Not only does CAFEXCOOP help farmers sell their beans, but they also help farmers increase production and grow better quality beans!  On our final day with Jesus, we got to meet agronomist Luis Fernando (pictured to the left) and visit an experimental farm run by CAFEXCOOP meant to develop hybrid co… read more

Posted in Coffee Adventures

Chemex 101

Written on December 5th 2014.

At Little River, we’re all about trying out different ways to brew your coffee.  Everyone has different tastes, and there are TONS of ways to prepare your coffee to get just the taste you need.  We want to introduce you to the many options that are out there, and let you decide for yourself what is … read more

Posted in Gourmet Coffee

Colombia Part 3

Written on December 2nd 2014.

  Meet Eugenia, the woman in the red shirt.  Eugenia is a manager of CAFEXCOOP, the organization in charge of managing coffee exportation from Colombia.  Once farmers finish processing a crop, they have two possible ways to sell their coffee.  The first option is to sell their coffee on the street, … read more

Posted in Coffee Adventures

Did You Know?

Written on November 24th 2014.

Did you know that around 90% of coffee farming occurs in developing countries?  In fact, of the more than 50 coffee growing countries in the world, only 3 or 4 of them are developed, depending on what numbers you use to determine if a country is developing. 

Coffee needs to grow in warm climates … read more

Posted in Coffee Perspective

Colombia Part 2

Written on November 14th 2014.

Meet Mario.  Mario is the manager of Finca La Loma, Jesus’ farm.  While Jesus is at one of his other farms, or in the United States selling coffee, Mario takes care of the farming process.

Coffee farming in Colombia is hard.  Of all the farms we have visited, I have never seen a farm that would b… read more

Posted in Coffee Adventures

New Zero Waste Packaging!

Written on November 7th 2014.

Those of you who don’t live in Spartanburg, and maybe even some of you who do, might not know that Little River went Zero Waste about 2 years ago.  Zero Waste is an initiative in which companies or individuals attempt to not send anything to the landfill.  Through composting and recycling, we can re… read more

Posted in Responsible Coffee

Coffee Dry Rub

Written on October 15th 2014.

If you love coffee as much as we do, then you want your coffee fix in as many ways as possible… not just through a cup. And with all the flavor and aroma that coffee provides, we think you should use coffee for a wide variety of things- especially in recipes! So we’re setting out to find creative an… read more

Posted in Gourmet Coffee

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About Our Blog

Welcome to the Little River Coffee Blog- a chance for us to share with you about all things coffee!  We've divided the blog into four categories so you can learn about every aspect of our beans.

Coffee Adventures: See where we've been, who we've met, and get to know our partner farms. read more >>

Coffee Perspectives: How much do you know about coffee?  Up your coffee knowledge here! read more >>

Responsible Coffee: Find out more about the different types of coffee we offer and how each affects our planet and its people.  read more >>

Gourmet Coffee: Learn the best ways to enjoy your coffee- from brewing tips to new recipes. read more >>

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