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  1. Podcast Episode 19: Kenya Coffee: Growing, Trading and Marketing

    Podcast Episode 19: Kenya Coffee: Growing, Trading and Marketing

    A while back we had Mary Maina Manyeki visit us in Oakland, and had a great conversation about her experiences as a Kenya coffee farmer.

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  2. The New Postcard

    The New Postcard

    We are really proud of our latest postcard because it captures an aspect of one of Tom's photographic projects; shooting realistic macro photos of coffee beans.

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  3. Sweet Maria's Green Coffee Sample Sets

    Sweet Maria's Green Coffee Sample Sets

    The ultimate order-ahead-of-time-pre-holiday-non-procrastinator-thing-you-can-buy-from-us-right-now

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  4. New Macro Videos

    New Macro Videos

    An inside look at parchment coffee and Kenyan coffee grades

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  5. Kenya Coffee Grades

    Kenya Coffee Grades

    A geeky macro video of the various grades and types of Kenya coffee. Some of this information can apply to wet processed coffee elsewhere too! -Tom

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  6. Sweet Maria's Product Guide: Roasted & Green Coffee Storage

    Sweet Maria's Product Guide: Roasted & Green Coffee Storage

    ...because you gotta put it somewhere.

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  7. Sumatra Aceh Mandheling Preparation Notes

    Sumatra Aceh Mandheling Preparation Notes

    Just some quick comments on the benefits to pre-sort this lot of Sumatra before roasting

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  8. The Amazing Spider Graphs

    The Amazing Spider Graphs

    ...fighting the crime of buying bad coffee

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  9. Adios! We're Out! Hooray!

    Adios! We're Out! Hooray!

    No more Centrals, and that's a good thing.

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  10. New Postcards...With a Lot of Information About Dry Processing

    New Postcards...With a Lot of Information About Dry Processing

    It's much more than just dehydration.

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  11. Roasted Coffee Macro Images

    Roasted Coffee Macro Images

    This photo gallery has a collection of extreme close ups of roasted coffee beans.

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  12. Podcast: Ferment in Colombia with Leo

    Podcast: Ferment in Colombia with Leo

    Breaking down coffee...literally

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  1. Farm Gate Coffee™

    Farm Gate Coffee™

    Farm Gate Coffee is the name we give to our direct trade coffee buying program. Farm Gate pricing means that we have negotiated a price directly with the farmer "at the farm gate," that is, without any of the confusing export and import fees.

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  2. Podcast Episode 19: Kenya Coffee: Growing, Trading and Marketing

    Podcast Episode 19: Kenya Coffee: Growing, Trading and Marketing

    A while back we had Mary Maina Manyeki visit us in Oakland, and had a great conversation about her experiences as a Kenya coffee farmer.

    Read More
  3. Another Home Roaster Takes the Leap

    Another Home Roaster Takes the Leap

    Sweet Maria's customer jumps into his own coffee business

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  4. The New Postcard

    The New Postcard

    We are really proud of our latest postcard because it captures an aspect of one of Tom's photographic projects; shooting realistic macro photos of coffee beans.

    Read More
  5. Sweet Maria's Green Coffee Sample Sets

    Sweet Maria's Green Coffee Sample Sets

    The ultimate order-ahead-of-time-pre-holiday-non-procrastinator-thing-you-can-buy-from-us-right-now

    Read More
  6. New Macro Videos

    New Macro Videos

    An inside look at parchment coffee and Kenyan coffee grades

    Read More
  7. Kenya Coffee Grades

    Kenya Coffee Grades

    A geeky macro video of the various grades and types of Kenya coffee. Some of this information can apply to wet processed coffee elsewhere too! -Tom

    Read More
  8. Import Partners and Direct Trade

    Import Partners and Direct Trade

    If you've ever visited our warehouse, you may have noticed coffee bags with logos other than the "Sweet Maria's", or our sister wholesale business "Coffee Shrub" logos.

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  9. Lost and Found Coffee

    Lost and Found Coffee

    Some recommendations to replace our recently out of stock coffees

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  10. Out with the new, in with the newer!

    Out with the new, in with the newer!

    Regular harvests make Colombia a truly unique coffee producing country.

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  11. Sweet Maria's Product Guide: Roasted & Green Coffee Storage

    Sweet Maria's Product Guide: Roasted & Green Coffee Storage

    ...because you gotta put it somewhere.

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  12. Bag it up! How Our Customers Package Their Roasts

    Bag it up! How Our Customers Package Their Roasts

    How Do You Package Your Coffee?

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  13. Podcast: Coffee Cultivation in Colombia PART 2

    Podcast: Coffee Cultivation in Colombia PART 2

    The second half of a pair of audio recordings from Tom's Skype conversation with Leonardo Henao who works with many Colombian Farmers.

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  14. Podcast: Coffee Cultivation in Colombia PART 1

    Podcast: Coffee Cultivation in Colombia PART 1

    The first half of a pair of audio recordings from Tom's Skype conversation with Leonardo Henao who works with many Colombian Farmers.

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  15. Kenya Postcards

    Kenya Postcards

    You might have one by now but we thought we'd tell you about them them anyways.

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  16. Sumatra Aceh Mandheling Preparation Notes

    Sumatra Aceh Mandheling Preparation Notes

    Just some quick comments on the benefits to pre-sort this lot of Sumatra before roasting

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  17. 2015 SCAA wrap up

    2015 SCAA wrap up

    Tim, our product buyer just got back from the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) event/trade show in Seattle.

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  18. The Amazing Spider Graphs

    The Amazing Spider Graphs

    ...fighting the crime of buying bad coffee

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  19. Adios! We're Out! Hooray!

    Adios! We're Out! Hooray!

    No more Centrals, and that's a good thing.

    Read More
  20. New Postcards...With a Lot of Information About Dry Processing

    New Postcards...With a Lot of Information About Dry Processing

    It's much more than just dehydration.

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