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Our story begins with May River’s founder, Chief Roaster … and longtime coffee-lover Leslie Rohland – who has been obsessed with coffee since her childhood days spent living in countries, and continents, throughout the world.  A self-described coffee connoisseur, she fully believes in the power of a truly great cup of coffee.  And as a renowned chef and owner of the popular Bluffton restaurant The Cottage Café, Bakery and Tea Room, she knew that she was in a position to bring a “culinary approach” to coffee – to make a coffee that would be loved by coffee aficionados and “Regular Joes” alike.

Craving that a culinary approach to coffee, Leslie headed to Vermont to enroll in one of the country’s top “Coffee Schools” – where she brought her cooking skills, and keen insight into what makes a truly amazing cup of coffee, to learn, and perfect, her coffee roasting skills.  Armed with her love of everything-coffee and the ability to now roast the perfect blends she and her fellow coffee-loving customers had been craving, she launched May River Coffee.  And the rest, as they say, is coffee history.

Where to buy:

The Cottage Cafe, Bakery & Tea Room
38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910
Phone: (843) 757-0508

The Juice Hive
14 Johnston Way Suite B, Bluffton, SC 29910
Phone: (843) 757-2899