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Blanchard’s Coffee has a new website and special James River Blend

The website is at the same location, and the coffee is a James River Blend thatwas done in partnership with The James River Association. Proceeds support the JRA and its mission to protect the James River. A 12oz bag will cost you $11.00. Go here to pick it up and you can also check out the […]

Blanchard’s on using the RVA brand

Richmond BizSense.com takes a bigger look at the whole RVA phenomenon but our very own Blanchard’s Coffee gets some press and talks about how easy it is to use. A Manchester coffee supplier also found a way to integrate the logo into its inventory. Blanchard’s Coffee Company collaborated with RVANews to create an RVA exclusive coffee […]

Manchester workers cleaning up their block

If you are looking for a good deed to do right now get off your couch and head down to Manchester. I just found out that some of the folks that work in the Corrugated Box Building (201 West 7th St.) are working outside from about 8 today until noon to do some light landscaping on […]

Blanchard’s Coffee Open House

Our good buddies at Blanchard’s moved their roasting operation down the street to Manchester awhile back. Now that they have settled in they are hosting an open house. You should go and check out the new digs. Details from their Facebook Page. Hey there friends! Our awesome Open House is this Wednesday! (6 pm – 8 […]

Blanchard’s Coffee moving to Manchester

Anyone that lives or travels by 5047 Forest Hill Ave knows when the folks at Blanchard’s are hard at work roasting their coffee. We have been lucky enough to have access to truly locally roasted coffee. It doesn’t get more local than a few blocks. I heard rumors a little bit ago that Blanchard’s was […]

Blanchard’s Coffee profiled by Relay

Relay Living the blog arm of Relay (an online food market and delivery service in Charlottesville and RVA) has a nice profile of our friends David Blanchard and Stephen Robertson at Blanchard’s Coffee. Definitely worth a read to find out more about our extremely local roaster.

Local Coffee Guru, Robertson Profiled

If he isn’t up late at night helping to roast 1,000s of pound of coffee, he might be at Crossroads sipping a beer, or more likely he is running about to various RVA businesses either singing the praises of Blanchard’s locally roasted beans or making sure that every aspect of their relationship with Blanchard’s is […]

Coffee For A Cause

Local coffee roaster Blanchard’s is continuing their philanthropic efforts by donating a portion of their sales of their Holiday blend to the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence. So buy some beans and help out some local charities including HandsOn Greater Richmond, ConnectRichmond, Nonprofit Learning Point, and Consulting Solutions. You can buy Holiday Blend at  Ellwood Thompson Market, Taza Coffee & Creames, […]

Win Some Free Blanchard’s Coffee

Our good friends Tim and Mary are having a drawing for free Blanchard’s coffee. Click on the image above to see them wax poetic about our local roaster and enter the contest. After you do that be sure and wander around the site. The photography and writing are always topnotch.

A Love Letter to TaZa

Jason Guard of Caramelized OpiNIONS and Byrd Park has an extensive post on the wonders of TaZa. He hits all the things I love about the place, the coffee, the pastry, the chocolate and the ice cream. Give it a read and more importantly check out the shop and support local business. Not on the […]

Blanchard’s Looking for a Roaster

Blanchard’s Coffee our beloved roaster has a bit of good news/bad news for the community. First the bad news. Two employees that many in the neighborhood know are leaving the company. Tom Thorogood, Blanchard’s Roastmaster, is taking a job in the non-profit world and Assistant Roastmaster, Jonathan Lesko is heading to the coast of Africa with […]

Blanchard’s Gets On The Bus

Blanchard’s and Farm to Family announced today that Westover Hills roasted coffee will be available at the Farm to Family retail location and on the bus as it motors around the city. From Facebook; We are excited to announce that Blanchard’s Coffee beans will now be available at the Market and on the Bus, along […]

Changes to Blanchard’s Coffee Shop

Change is in the wind. Blanchard’s will no longer be managing the coffee shop at 5047 Forest Hill Avenue. Kelly of Chocolates by Kelly is working with Ben Spencer and Don Costello to take over the space and will be running the show after 9/11. Blanchard’s coffee will remain but changes will include expanded hours, […]

Blanchard’s Part of New Online Retail Effort

Local coffee roasting czar Blanchard’s is one of several RVA companies that has signed up for Relay Foods. Relay Foods allows you to select items on-line and then go to various locations in the city. Other local companies participating include; Montana Gold, Carytown Cupcakes, Twin Oaks, J Emerson Wines, and Agriberry. RVAnews has some more […]

Keys Found at Blanchard’s

Blanchard’s coffee shop has a set of keys left over the weekend. No distinguishing characteristics except a Kroger card and an odd shaped key narrow key.

Angels Among Us

The story below was submitted by David Hathcock and published with much enthusiasm and thanks. There are heroes among us, and sometimes we don’t even know their names. One of our local angels gets around on a bicycle, but she’s doing good work anyway. Dena Fultz, a Forest Hill resident, is making her first long […]

Coffee Class Offered at Blanchard’s

Want to learn more about coffee? Now you have a chance Wednesday, May 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. From the Blanchard’s Coffee Blog: Come out and get even more obsessed with coffee! We’re going to roast coffee, drink coffee, smell coffee, talk about coffee, make espresso, steam milk and have a great time! […]

Blanchard’s Coffee Will Be At Martin’s

Good news for our local coffee roaster Blanchard’s and all you caffeine addicts out there. When Ukrop’s rides off into the sunset you will still be able to buy your freshly roasted beans at the Martin’s when it opens in the spring. From Valerie Catrow at RVANews. Blanchard’s persistence paid off. Yesterday, he and his […]

Saturday’s Farmer’s Market Cancelled

No surprise but the Winter Farmer’s Market is officially canceled on Saturday. Blanchard’s will be open, at least for a little while, dependent on the number of folks that brave Snowmageddon. Yours truly will be slinging the java and if you bring me a doughnut you get a free coffee drink of your choice.

Winter Farmer’s Market Open on Saturday

The South of the James Winter Farmer’s market will be open for business on Saturday for your post Christmas purchasing.  I just saw that Norwood Cottage Bakery will be there and I am sure that other vendors will be as well. The market runs from 10 – 12 at 5047 Forest Hill Avenue between the […]

South of the James Winter Market Gets Shout Out

Local food blog, River City Food and Wine gave a shout out to local coffee roaster, Blanchard’s Coffee and Chocolates by Kelly, which they discovered while visiting the first, and so far only, South of the James Winter Market. Does anyone have confirmation that the market will be open December 26th in its winter home […]

Blanchard’s is Open

Blanchard’s Coffee is open and being operated by yours truly. Come on in and get some sweet, sweet, caffeine. How long I stay open today will depend on how busy it becomes, right now I am all by myself. Chocolates by Kelly is snow-bound so they are not open but you can get your Christmas […]

Blanchard’s Extending Hours for Holidays

Just saw on Twitter that Blanchard’s Coffee will be staying open until 2:00 p.m. through Christmas Eve. Normally they close at 11:30 a.m. so now all you coffee addicts can get your bean on for an extra 2 1/2 hours.  While you are there make sure and check out Chocolates by Kelly’s new space on […]

ORIGIN Kickoff – Drink Up Give Back

As well as all the goodness above there is going to be a coffee raffle ($1.00/ticket), big burlap coffee sacks for $1 and other fun possibly even a game or two. The Blanchard Coffee Lab is on the bottom floor closer to The Forest than the regular entrance on the alley side of the Antiques […]

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