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About Us



Ian Duncan, founder and owner of the Grind Coffee Roasters in Bluffton, South Carolina, is a transplant from Wichita, Kansas. Following a formal education in landscape design and maintenance he moved to Bluffton and managed several large, commercial properties in the area. In 2009, Ian became a barista at a local coffee shop and developed an interest and aptitude for roasting coffee. He won several awards for taste and roast consistency and placed in the top 30 in the National 2016 Roasters’ Competition. The Grind was awarded Small Business of the Year in 2018 and B.O.B. (Best of Bluffton) coffee shop.

The Grind opened in 2016. Thanks to his thorough knowledge and experience roasting coffee and a keen insight into the local market, Ian positioned the company as a wholesale, retail and private label roaster. He provides coffee for individual customers, coffee shops, restaurants and businesses a full complement of services – including producing private label beans.

Our shop is located at the intersection of 278 and Simmonsville Road in Bluffton, South Carolina. Please stop by for a great cup of coffee. We also make fresh K-Cups and Nespresso pods.


 Our Mission/Vision



Our Vision

Coffee, one of “life’s little joys”, ties people, cultures and countries together. We adhere to serving the best beans from farms and importers that are fair trade, organic and use sustainable growing practices. Our coffee is enjoyed by our customers and empowers business partners and the community-at-large. Quality in the bean, service and experience of savoring a fine coffee is our standard.


Company Goals

We provide our employees and customers with the information and education to fully appreciate the myriad of factors that influence a great cup of coffee. This includes best business practices, knowledge of coffee growing regions, roasting variables and evaluating the flavor in the cup.

We support pay equality for women in all positions with our company based on work ethic and tenure with our company.