Coffee Blog

Montgomery Building 2018!

Written on August 16th 2018.

2018 Has been a big year thus far for all of us here at Little River Roasting: improvements to our specialty coffee offerings with single origin espresso and micro-lot roasts; new brewing techniques with a La Marzocco Espresso machine and new Kalita pourover equipment; and the addition of our travel… read more

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Cameroon Pt. 2: Meet Mama Foncha

Written on January 19th 2016.

Meet Mama Foncha.  Matti Foncha, Mama’s son, is the founder of Cameroon Boyo Coffee and travels back and forth between Cameroon, Atlanta and much of the world helping CBC and Hilltop Farms sell their coffee.  Matti was our first coffee relationship, and we were so excited after 15 years to finally g… read more

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Cameroon Pt. 1: Meet Bobe Ngam

Written on January 8th 2016.

We are so excited to finally get to share more of our stories from Cameroon with you!  We had a wonderful week visiting lots of farms and meeting lots of wonderful people, and we cannot wait to introduce them all to you.  There are so many that we loved getting to know, but for today, we want you to… read more

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We're Back!

Written on October 15th 2015.

We’re back!


Now we know some of you might be thinking “you were gone?” and others have probably been wondering if we took a trip to Mars or something.  The truth is, we kind of live double lives, and we think now is a really good time to fully introduce ourselves to you:


Many of you … read more

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Meet Roberto

Written on March 5th 2015.

We’ve got some great news for all of you Costa Rican lovers out there!  Our Costa Rican order should be coming in in the next few weeks!  We can’t wait to let you know once it has cleared customs, and you’ll be able to start pre-ordering pounds right away!  For those of you who don’t know, Costa Ric… read more

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Coffee Fest 2015

Written on February 11th 2015.

This past weekend, Gervais, Danny, Jennifer and I headed out to Coffee Fest in Atlanta.  Coffee Fest is a huge coffee expo where lots of different vendors from all aspects of coffee set up booths to teach people about their businesses and ideas.  There are tons of coffee tastings and competitions, c… read more

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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

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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

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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

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Colombia Part 1

Written on October 12th 2014.

This past February, Gervais and I got to go to Colombia to visit our newest partner farm, Finca La Loma and its owner Jesus. After having visited coffee farms in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, we more or less assumed that we knew what to expect. It is amazing how wrong we were. The coffee culture in Colo… read more

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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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