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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. Colombia: Early Harvest in Nariño

    Colombia: Early Harvest in Nariño

    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. El Tambor So esproso

    El Tambor So esproso

    I posted about this last week in the Guatemala Finca El Tambor comments section, but wanted to put it here for a wider audience.

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  2. Ka-blooey!!!

    Ka-blooey!!!

    New Kenya Peaberry on shrub now!

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  3. Oakland visit

    Oakland visit

    I've been in Oakland this week looking at some coffees and possible new shrub projects.

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  4. Just so's you know

    Just so's you know

    So, the 600 lb. Mario Enero lot of the Esmeralda Gesha in on Shrub now!

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  5. Do you enjoy coffees from Rwanda and Ethiopia?

    Do you enjoy coffees from Rwanda and Ethiopia?

    Well, do you? Because we have some new coffees from both Rwanda and Ethiopia to offer you today.

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  6. Raspberry Beret, rhymes with...

    Raspberry Beret, rhymes with...

    Raspberry Beret rhymes with Peaberry Parade, which is what's rolling out of the shrub gates today.

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  7. Summer Madness

    Summer Madness

    We've been having all kinds of wacky adventures this summer, but we've been super jazzed about all the new coffees that keep coming in.

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  8. Return of the Tarbarita

    Return of the Tarbarita

    We just received a new lot of the Sumatra Tarbarita Peaberry.

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  9. How can I be Down?

    How can I be Down?

    Would you like to step into tomorrow with some spanking new shrub offerings?

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  10. Clevers are Back

    Clevers are Back

    We have the Clever Coffee Drippers again - they now come with a lid!

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  11. Beats to the Rhyme

    Beats to the Rhyme

    The name of this jam is Guatemala Finca El Tambor, a brand new bag in the shrub offerings.

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  12. Bull's Blood: Bringing Sulawesi closer to Costa Rica

    Bull's Blood: Bringing Sulawesi closer to Costa Rica

    Bull's blood and Sulawesi, oddly, are related in my mind.

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  13. Comings and goings

    Comings and goings

    Today is a big day for the coffee offerings at Shrub.

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  14. Dwindling

    Dwindling

    Just a heads up that the Rwanda Fair Trade Rushashi Duhingekawa Womens Coop stock is running low.

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  15. Reconsidering Packaging

    Reconsidering Packaging

    We began Coffee Shrub in September 2009, and since that time things have gone in some unanticipated directions.

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  16. Skiddlee-Bop-do-wah

    Skiddlee-Bop-do-wah

    Shoo-bee-do Shrub friends, we have some fine new offerings for your pleasure today.

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  17. The End of Kenya Gakuyu-ini

    The End of Kenya Gakuyu-ini

    Well, it's finally happened: we're just about sold out of the Kenya Gakuyu-ini, so we're pulling it off the site.

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  18. New Edition or Bell Biv Devoe

    New Edition or Bell Biv Devoe

    We've flipped the script and have yet another new addition from Ecuador:

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  19. Panama Esmeralda Auction

    Panama Esmeralda Auction

    Well, this year's Panama Esmeralda Gesha auction is over, and we ended up buying 600 pounds of Lot 1 and 300 pounds of Lot 3.

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  20. Blend-o-rama

    Blend-o-rama

    At Shrub, we're obviously focused on our single-origin offerings.

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