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    New Video: Burundi. Visiting Dusangirijambo Cooperative

    Take a tour of Dusangirijambo

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  2. Guatemala: Buying Overview + Roasting Fundamentals Review

    Guatemala: Buying Overview + Roasting Fundamentals Review

    An overview of our buying in this ever important coffee origin with links to roasting fundamentals.

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  3. Sweet Maria's Staff Picks: Featuring Julio

    Sweet Maria's Staff Picks: Featuring Julio

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  4. New Video: Air Roasts - Closeup on Roast Levels

    New Video: Air Roasts - Closeup on Roast Levels

    Lighting and other factors can help you look at air roasted coffee

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  5. Moka Java: Re-Constructing the World's Oldest Blend

    Moka Java: Re-Constructing the World's Oldest Blend

    The long, storied past of Moka Java blend and how to blend it yourself.

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  6. Roasting Fundamentals: Getting Started with Decaf Coffee

    Roasting Fundamentals: Getting Started with Decaf Coffee

    Tricky to roast but better tasting than ever.

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  7. Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Two Ways: Regular vs. Decaf

    Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Two Ways: Regular vs. Decaf

    An amazing dry process Ethiopia now available as both regular and decaf.

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  8. Quakers and Taste - 2020 Sensory Summit

    Quakers and Taste - 2020 Sensory Summit

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  9. Rwanda Mutovu Video Tour: Incremental Improvements, a Competition-Level Cup

    Rwanda Mutovu Video Tour: Incremental Improvements, a Competition-Level Cup

    Small improvements at Rwanda Mutovu washing station has led to a consistent, competition-level coffee.

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  10. Sweet Maria's Staff Picks: Featuring Ryan

    Sweet Maria's Staff Picks: Featuring Ryan

    ...because we have our favorites too.

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  11. Rwanda Kageyo : Fresh Coffee and a Fresh Infrastructure Project

    Rwanda Kageyo : Fresh Coffee and a Fresh Infrastructure Project

    We're helping fund a buildout at the Kageyo station and you can help too!

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  12. Honduras: Coffee Sourcing Challenges

    Honduras: Coffee Sourcing Challenges

    While we may have struggled to find a consistent source in Honduras, we continue to come up with good coffee. Find out how.

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Australia, Bolivia, El Salvador and Espresso Workshop Blend #6

Again! Another four coffees to add! What's with the number four?! I am not sure, maybe we should play the lottery. In any case, here are the coffees:
First is the return of Australia -Mountain Top Farm, a Fancy grade semi-washed coffee with a juicy sweetness. Next is a national auction winner from Bolivia, Bolivia Juan Coaquira Mamani Microlot, with brown sugar and stone fruit tastes. And the return of the classic El Salvador Finca Matalapa Peaberry versatile for light or dark roast with an orange brightness, And finally it's a change in the naming conventions for our espresso blends, from geology to acoustics: Espresso Workshop #6 - "Treble Response". Dry fragrance from the ground coffee has a cocoa-nut roast tone, Nutella sweetness, caramel, black cherry, chocolate truffle. The wet aroma is spicy, with pepper and dark plumy fruit. This describes the primary flavors of the espresso, with richly layered brightness (hence Treble Response!) tapering off into intense and tangy chocolate bittersweet notes. Tom and I enjoyed this iced this past weekend and it was lovely.

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