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  1. A Second Look at 4 Ethiopian Coffees

    A Second Look at 4 Ethiopian Coffees

    We took a second look (and taste!) at 4 Ethiopian coffees from our 20% off sale.

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  2. Video: Sample Roasting with an Aillio Bullet R1

    Video: Sample Roasting with an Aillio Bullet R1

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  3. Video: Guatemala 2019 Coffee Clips

    Video: Guatemala 2019 Coffee Clips

    A few fairly low tech clips and some thoughts on coffee processing and coffee buying in Guatemala.

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  4. Video: Dry Process Coffee & Quakers

    Video: Dry Process Coffee & Quakers

    How we grade for the quality of our dry process coffees

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  5. Coffee Tasting At Sweet Maria's - Feb. 28th

    Coffee Tasting At Sweet Maria's - Feb. 28th

    Sign up and taste the difference between coffees roasted in different machines

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  6. New Postcards. Quakers: Resistant to Roast

    New Postcards. Quakers: Resistant to Roast

    Our new postcards. Look for one in your next order.

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  7. Podcast Episode #22 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 2

    Podcast Episode #22 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 2

    Part 2 of 2 - Continuing the talk about the coffee supply chain and other topics

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  8. Six Under Six - July 2018

    Six Under Six - July 2018

    Six great coffees. All under six bucks.

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  9. Podcast Episode #21 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 1

    Podcast Episode #21 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 1

    Part 1 of 2 - Talking about the coffee supply chain among other topics

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  10. Podcast Episodes 19 & 20: Kenya Coffee: Growing, Trading and Marketing

    Podcast Episodes 19 & 20: 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  1. 2010 SCAA Coffee of the Year: Carlos Imbachi Wins Again!

    2010 SCAA Coffee of the Year: Carlos Imbachi Wins Again!

    Our Carlos Imbachi coffee (Finca Buenavista, San Augustin, Huila) just won the SCAA Coffee of the Year, AGAIN!

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  2. Maui Moka 11 Screen

    Maui Moka 11 Screen

    Maui Moka 11 Screen next to a Nic Pacamara Natural 17-21 screen. Like a Chihuahua and a Mastiff together.

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  3. Coffee Damage under UV Light

    Coffee Damage under UV Light

    Ultraviolet light is useful to see problems with coffee like mold and bacteria, but these are things that affect low grade lots that are already quite damaged.

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  4. The tipping point ... and more macro photo images.

    The tipping point ... and more macro photo images.

    Adding more images to our library of macro shots of coffee.

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  5. History of Coffee Chart

    History of Coffee Chart

    I had to seam this image together, so I am not sure how legible it is.

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

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

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  7. The Frozen Coffee Cherry Experiment

    The Frozen Coffee Cherry Experiment

    Because I have so much spare time and hardly any coffee samples are arriving at this time of year (LOL) I took on the crazy frozen coffee cherry experiment.

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  8. Sale on Panama Esmeralda and Guatemala El Injerto...

    Sale on Panama Esmeralda and Guatemala El Injerto...

    I took the most expensive coffee from the '09 auction home for the weekend, and brewing it every which way, I made coffee I thought was "nice" but nothing that really popped out, nothing I would pay $117 a pound for!

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  9. Gesha - is it all that?

    Gesha - is it all that?

    I guess being the most celebrated coffee of a celebrated cultivar has its downside.

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  10. Coffee Cultivar Conversation in Panama 2009

    Coffee Cultivar Conversation in Panama 2009

    At the Best of Panama competition, a very interesting conversation about coffee varietals ...

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  11. Los resultados ... Best of Panama 2009

    Los resultados ... Best of Panama 2009

    So we finished the Best of Panama competition this afternoon with an unusual twist: re-roasting and re-cupping the top 8 coffees.

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  12. Crazy coffee tasting competition at scaa.

    Crazy coffee tasting competition at scaa.

    So this coffee taster competition (SCAA US Cup Taster's Championship!) seemed ridiculous and I dismissed it out of hand

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  13. $caa in hotlanta

    $caa in hotlanta

    In a way, I wonder why I go. I count among the disaffected, I suppose.

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  14. Sumatra Coffee: Harvest and Processing

    Sumatra Coffee: Harvest and Processing

    This is a longer video compiled from clips shot in North Sumatra

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  15. Darleen Scherer from Gorilla Coffee and yo 

    Darleen Scherer from Gorilla Coffee and yo 

    Somebody apparently got hold of my camera and took a few shots.

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  16. A post from Rwanda

    A post from Rwanda

    I always prefer to have the cuppings in the coffee areas, as opposed to the big city.

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  17. Roasters Guild Retreat 2008 SCAA (Page 2)

    Roasters Guild Retreat 2008 SCAA (Page 2)

    This was one of the smallest Roaster Guild Retreats, with about 100 participants.

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  18. Ethiopia Limu Dry-Process

    Ethiopia Limu Dry-Process

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  19. Will we all be embarrassed?

    Will we all be embarrassed?

    Do you put on one leather glove in order to make an espresso? I don't.

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  20. Cafcom Coffee Lab, Guatemala 

    Cafcom Coffee Lab, Guatemala 

    The monitor over the cupping table is an instant feed of the New York C Market.

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