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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Six Under Six - July 2018

    Six Under Six - July 2018

    Six great coffees. All under six bucks.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. New Macro Videos

    New Macro Videos

    An inside look at parchment coffee and Kenyan coffee grades

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Australia, Bolivia, El Salvador and Espresso Workshop Blend #6

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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. $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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Ethiopia Limu Dry-Process

    Ethiopia Limu Dry-Process

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Mr. Duane Sorenson 

    Mr. Duane Sorenson 

    And my sole travel buddy on this trip, Mr Duane from Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Portland and Seattle.

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  19. Coffee Conference Melancholia

    Coffee Conference Melancholia

    It is time once again for the SCAA convention, this time down in happening Long Beach, CA.

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  20. Panama Carmen Estate

    Panama Carmen Estate

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