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  1. Our Sourcing in Honduras

    Our Sourcing in Honduras

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  2. How to Roast Coffee (circa 1850) !

    How to Roast Coffee (circa 1850) !

    When roasting at home was the primary method, and buying from a shop was your plan b !

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  3. The Fifth Wave of Coffee

    The Fifth Wave of Coffee

    Fifth Wave Coffee. I stake a claim on where it will come from, even while I don't like this whole "wave" thing ...

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  4. Sumatra: Some Things I Have Learned About Aceh, Perhaps.

    Sumatra: Some Things I Have Learned About Aceh, Perhaps.

    Thoughts on Acehnese coffee and the trading system here, written from Banda Aceh, October 2019.

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  5. Podcast Episode #25: The Global Trade/Burundi Discussion

    Podcast Episode #25: The Global Trade/Burundi Discussion

    Some very informative audio from last month's discussion

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  6. The Flores Factor

    The Flores Factor

    Crowd pleasing coffee from a promising origin.

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  7. Discussion: Burundi & Global Coffee Market Issues

    Discussion: Burundi & Global Coffee Market Issues

    Sign up for this informative talk about issues surrounding global coffee pricing and small holder farmers.

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  8. Video: Sample Roasting with an Aillio Bullet R1

    Video: Sample Roasting with an Aillio Bullet R1

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  9. 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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  10. Video: Kenya Koffee Klips (& Kupping)

    Video: Kenya Koffee Klips (& Kupping)

    New video starring Tom, goats, farmers and coffee....in Kenya.

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  11. 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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  12. Podcast Episode #24: Kafa in the Morning, Ethiopia

    Podcast Episode #24: Kafa in the Morning, Ethiopia

    Tom's thoughts and various experiences from his recent travels in Kafa, Ethiopia, near the town of Bonga.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. $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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Is it Coffee?

    Is it Coffee?

    There are laws concerning the maximum number of defects per 300 gram sample of coffee allowable to import into the U.S.

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  14. Guatemala Travels in 2006.

    Guatemala Travels in 2006.

    I went to the 2006 Guatemala Cup of Excellence, and instead of flying I just shared a minivan with the Stumptowners. This is an extra boring set of photos...

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  15. El Salvador Travels: Cup of Excellence -2006

    El Salvador Travels: Cup of Excellence -2006

    I slacked off after my quadruple header of Central Cup of Excellences, but here's a bunch of boring photos on a coffee competition. ;-<

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  16. Burlap Coffee Bags

    Burlap Coffee Bags

    The 60 Kg and 70 Kg burlap (jute) or sisal bags that coffee comes in are really neat.

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  17. Why Should You Know Giling Basah?

    Why Should You Know Giling Basah?

    In the Bahasa language of Indonesia, Giling Basah means "wet hulled." That's not very exciting by any measure, but it refers to a part of the coffee process that is specific to Indonesia and creates a signature flavor.

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  18. I went to the SCAA in Seattle and all I got was this lousy pen

    I went to the SCAA in Seattle and all I got was this lousy pen

    I came in just after noon, checked in to the Crowne Plaza (the extra "e" means it's fancy, too fancy for me at least) and successfully avoided the SCAA show for the remainder of the day.

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  19. St. Helena:  The Forgotten Coffee

    St. Helena: The Forgotten Coffee

    Well, a sample of the latest shipment from St. Helena has come in, and the the news is not good.

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  20. Daterra: Not Just Another Coffee Farm

    Daterra: Not Just Another Coffee Farm

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