Charleston Coffee Roasters, a company that slow roasts its beans in Charleston, South Carolina, announced that it is expanding distribution of two organic coffees inspired by the Lowcountry. Aquarium Blend celebrates the South Carolina Aquarium, and Beach House Blend was inspired by New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe. These unique coffees are available nationwide at charlestoncoffeeroasters.com and now at most Harris Teeter stores along the East coast.
Aquarium Blend is an organic medium roast of Peruvian and Honduran beans slow roasted to a creamy profile, resulting in a well-balanced coffee with a smooth finish that is sweet and citrusy. Charleston Coffee Roasters has been committed to supporting the efforts of the South Carolina Aquarium through its business. Charleston Coffee Roasters is the lead sponsor of the Nutritional Care Program at the South Carolina Aquarium, which supplies more than 200 pounds of food daily for nearly 5,000 resident animals and sea turtles undergoing rehabilitation in the Sea Turtle Care Center™.
“We developed Aquarium Blend to celebrate our partnership with the South Carolina Aquarium because their conservation efforts are very important to us and the community at large,” said Lowell D. Grosse, founder and President of Charleston Coffee Roasters. “We are thrilled that Harris Teeter is expanding distribution of our coffees that give back to stores across North and South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Washington, D.C.”
Beach House Blend is an organic dark roast of Colombian French, Sumatran, and Mexican beans that has a rich and smooth profile, a bold taste and a strong finish. This blend is inspired by friends and longtime Charleston residents Mary Alice Monroe — the New York Times bestselling author of nearly 30 books with more than eight million copies in print worldwide — and Lowell D. Grosse — founder and President of Charleston Coffee Roasters.
“My readers generously embrace my devotion to the environment and animal conservation, which are hallmarks of many of my novels. With Beach House Blend, my fans can now enjoy one of my culinary passions — coffee,” said Monroe. “I am honored to support Lowell’s vision of giving back to my beloved Aquarium and its Sea Turtle Care Center™ through Charleston Coffee Roasters. That’s one powerful cup of coffee!”
Charleston Coffee Roasters, the South Carolina Aquarium, and Mary Alice Monroe have teamed up to host a “Name our Turtle” campaign that will go now until 11:59 p.m. ET on April 21, 2023.
One winner will receive:
- 2 Bags of Aquarium Blend
- 2 Bags of Beach House Blend
- 4 Tickets to the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, S.C.
- 7 books from the Beach House Series by Mary Alice Monroe — the complete set!
- Visit charlestoncoffeeroasters.com/name-our-turtle.
- Enter a valid email address.
- Enter one sea turtle name suggestion.
About Charleston Coffee Roasters
Founded by veteran coffee importer Lowell Grosse in 2005, Charleston Coffee Roasters creates a craft coffee experience as rich in flavor and character as Charleston itself. Within the company’s Charleston facility, each coffee bean is slow roasted in small batches by master roasters, with constant “cupping” to ensure quality. The company proves its dedication to helping the community and the ecosystem by purchasing certified, sustainably grown coffees from farmers who take care of their workers and the environment; and by actively supporting Charleston charities and organizations. Charleston Coffee Roasters is also the lead sponsor of the Nutritional Care Program at the South Carolina Aquarium, and is an advocate for the conservation of sea turtles, which are the inspiration for the Charleston Coffee Roasters “turtle bean” logo. Learn more at www.charlestoncoffeeroasters.com.
About Mary Alice Monroe
Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of nearly 30 books, including the bestselling The Beach House series, for which the coffee was named. The Beach House is now a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. Monroe has received numerous awards, including being inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors Hall of Fame. An active conservationist, she lives on a barrier island in Charleston, S.C. www.maryalicemonroe.com
About the South Carolina Aquarium
The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston’s No.1 family attraction, is home to more than 5,000 animals, from river otters and sharks to sea turtles and shorebirds, and represents the rich biodiversity of our state — from the mountains to the sea. Visitors can also get an inside look at the Sea Turtle Care Center™, a working hospital dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured sea turtles. While fulfilling its mission to promote education, conservation, and an exceptional visitor experience, the Aquarium also presents sweeping views of the Charleston Harbor along with interactive exhibits and programs for visitors of all ages.
The South Carolina Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Aquarium is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with the last entry at 3:30 p.m. The Aquarium is open seven days a week with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 25 and a half day on Dec. 24 (open 9 a.m.-noon). Annual Aquarium membership with unlimited visits starts at $99. For more information, call (843) 577-FISH (3474) or visit scaquarium.org.
Source: Charleston Coffee Roasters