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  1. 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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  2. Early harvest in Nariño (and general ramblings from the road)

    Early harvest in Nariño (and general ramblings from the road)

    Harvest in Nariño comes at a time that is somewhat in between the middle and main harvests of our other primary sources of Colombian coffee, namely Urrao and Caicedo in the north, and La Plata and Inzá down south.

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  3. Guatemala: Proyecto Xinabajul

    Guatemala: Proyecto Xinabajul

    For years we have thought about working in a more direct way with small-scale farmers in Guatemala, and in the 2013 harvest year this effort came to fruition.

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  4. 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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  5. A Path to Food-Grade Cascara at the Helsar Micro-mill

    A Path to Food-Grade Cascara at the Helsar Micro-mill

    Cascara beverages are popping up everywhere these days.

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  6. Day after Day Job

    Day after Day Job

    Many home roasting enthusiasts dream of starting their own roasting businesses.

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  7. Fundamentals: Roasting Guatemalas and Washed Central American Coffees

    Fundamentals: Roasting Guatemalas and Washed Central American Coffees

    High grown washed Central American coffees are practically the control coffee when it comes to roasting, the coffees that roast just like they should.

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  8. Decaf Fundamentals - Updated 1/2017

    Decaf Fundamentals - Updated 1/2017

    When thinking about how to make an excellent decaffeinated coffee you have to first focus on the coffee before decaffeination.

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  9. Introducing the Quest M3s Drum Coffee Roaster

    Introducing the Quest M3s Drum Coffee Roaster

    The Quest M3s isn't necessarily bigger than our other home machines, but perhaps more closely resembles a production roasting experience.

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  10. Taste and Price: When Values Shift

    Taste and Price: When Values Shift

    I recently caught glimpse of this and found it very thought-provoking.

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  11. Day After Day Job Part 6

    Day After Day Job Part 6

    Part 6: Dream Machine- choosing a roaster.

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  12. Saying Hello to Huky

    Saying Hello to Huky

    Tom and Chris from www.hukyforum.com talk about the Huky 1lb roaster.

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  1. 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

    Read More
  2. Early harvest in Nariño (and general ramblings from the road)

    Early harvest in Nariño (and general ramblings from the road)

    Harvest in Nariño comes at a time that is somewhat in between the middle and main harvests of our other primary sources of Colombian coffee, namely Urrao and Caicedo in the north, and La Plata and Inzá down south.

    Read More
  3. Guatemala: Proyecto Xinabajul

    Guatemala: Proyecto Xinabajul

    For years we have thought about working in a more direct way with small-scale farmers in Guatemala, and in the 2013 harvest year this effort came to fruition.

    Read More
  4. Another Home Roaster Takes the Leap

    Another Home Roaster Takes the Leap

    Sweet Maria's customer jumps into his own coffee business

    Read More
  5. A Path to Food-Grade Cascara at the Helsar Micro-mill

    A Path to Food-Grade Cascara at the Helsar Micro-mill

    Cascara beverages are popping up everywhere these days.

    Read More
  6. Day after Day Job

    Day after Day Job

    Many home roasting enthusiasts dream of starting their own roasting businesses.

    Read More
  7. Fundamentals: Roasting Guatemalas and Washed Central American Coffees

    Fundamentals: Roasting Guatemalas and Washed Central American Coffees

    High grown washed Central American coffees are practically the control coffee when it comes to roasting, the coffees that roast just like they should.

    Read More
  8. Decaf Fundamentals - Updated 1/2017

    Decaf Fundamentals - Updated 1/2017

    When thinking about how to make an excellent decaffeinated coffee you have to first focus on the coffee before decaffeination.

    Read More
  9. Introducing the Quest M3s Drum Coffee Roaster

    Introducing the Quest M3s Drum Coffee Roaster

    The Quest M3s isn't necessarily bigger than our other home machines, but perhaps more closely resembles a production roasting experience.

    Read More
  10. Taste and Price: When Values Shift

    Taste and Price: When Values Shift

    I recently caught glimpse of this and found it very thought-provoking.

    Read More
  11. Day After Day Job Part 6

    Day After Day Job Part 6

    Part 6: Dream Machine- choosing a roaster.

    Read More
  12. Saying Hello to Huky

    Saying Hello to Huky

    Tom and Chris from www.hukyforum.com talk about the Huky 1lb roaster.

    Read More
  13. Day after Day Job, Part 5

    Day after Day Job, Part 5

    Part five of our series about homeroasters starting their own roasting businesses.

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  14. Not Another Fruit Cake! (or, what to do about holiday blending?) 

    Not Another Fruit Cake! (or, what to do about holiday blending?) 

    In coffee, the 'holiday blends' we see from many of the larger roasters have a similar fate.

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  15. A Look Around Colombia: October 2015 

    A Look Around Colombia: October 2015 

    Urrao is unique for many reasons, one of which is the amazingly flat "Valle de Penderisco" (carved out by an ancient river of the same name) that greets you when descending into town on the main highway.

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  16. Day after Day Job, Part 4

    Day after Day Job, Part 4

    Part four of our series about homeroasters starting their own roasting businesses.

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  17. Day after Day Job, Part 3

    Day after Day Job, Part 3

    Part three of our series about homeroasters starting their own roasting businesses.

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  18. Day after Day Job Part 2

    Day after Day Job Part 2

    Part 2: Go For The Green Coffee is wonderfully appealing for a number of reasons; that is, there is no one thing that makes a coffee great.

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  19. Machine-Washing, Espresso-Shooting

    Machine-Washing, Espresso-Shooting

    “Machine-washed” is a confusing term if you ask me, commonly used to describe one of the more dominant processing techniques in Costa Rica.

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  20. Let's Take a Break and Have Some Coffee 

    Let's Take a Break and Have Some Coffee 

    Taking a look at our offer lists the last few days, I realize that a huge part of our job is keeping coffees separate.

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