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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Day after Day Job

    Day after Day Job

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

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Day After Day Job Part 6

    Day After Day Job Part 6

    Part 6: Dream Machine- choosing a roaster.

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  1. Talking About Roasting: Amanda Daley, Fable Coffee

    Talking About Roasting: Amanda Daley, Fable Coffee

    I am endlessly curious about how people end up being coffee roasters, how they got the bug, and what kinds of journeys the craft has taken them on.

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  2. L12: Finding my Bearings 

    L12: Finding my Bearings 

    Getting started with a new (to me) roaster means I have to get down and dirty with it before I get too deep in production.

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  3. Sweet Talking

    Sweet Talking

    We were lucky to have Four Barrel Coffee host Shrub and a bunch of other Bay Area roasters at their training facility on Friday July 18th to talk all sweet to each other about roasting.

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  4. Fundamentals: Roasting Dry Processed Coffees

    Fundamentals: Roasting Dry Processed Coffees

    Dry processed coffees are becoming fruitier and fruitier.

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  5. Shrubs straight from KCMO

    Shrubs straight from KCMO

    In an attempt to shorten shipping times as well as shrink shipping rates throughout the midwest as well as to the East Coast, we will beginning shipping select coffees out of the Paris Brothers warehouse in Kansas City, MO.

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  6. Ethiopia Madness…and MANY more to come! (

    Ethiopia Madness…and MANY more to come! (

    Yes, that's correct, we have more Ethiopia coffee hitting the list very soon - like next week "very soon".

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  7. Video: Hand Cupping: New Ideas in Coffee 

    Video: Hand Cupping: New Ideas in Coffee 

    Serious discussion about adding a new dimension to the coffee evaluation technique, hand cupping.

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  8. From '93 to Infinity

    From '93 to Infinity

    We've been incredibly happy with our Rwanda offerings this year.

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  9. A Look at Our 3 Decafs 

    A Look at Our 3 Decafs 

    Each time we send off new coffees for decaffeination at the Swiss Water Process factory like antelope sprinting across the prairie, we're looking carefully through our coffees for great candidates and new possible blends.

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  10. Cupping the Shrub Rwandas at Roast House 

    Cupping the Shrub Rwandas at Roast House 

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  11. Coffee Shrub's recent visit to Food Craft Institute in Oakland

    Coffee Shrub's recent visit to Food Craft Institute in Oakland

    Last Saturday, March 8th, Sweet Maria's/Coffee Shrub taught a class in the Food Craft Institute’s Coffee Bar 101 course series.

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  12. Carry on through with two new Guatemalan coffees

    Carry on through with two new Guatemalan coffees

    Shopping around for a current-crop Guatemalan coffee that cups 'fresh' is a tall order this time of year.

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  13. A Look at our 3 Rwandas: Updated!

    A Look at our 3 Rwandas: Updated!

    The coffee from Rwanda are exceptionally versatile.

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  14. Blending Resources (and Resourceful Blending!)

    Blending Resources (and Resourceful Blending!)

    There are several reasons roasters make blending a regular practice as well as a regular part of their menu.

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  15. Cuptoberfest on video! Now you can live it too!

    Cuptoberfest on video! Now you can live it too!

    This past October we hosted a cupping at the Sweet Maria's compound in West Oakland that was attended by roasters from all over the Bay Area

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  16. Talking About Roasting: Darren Smith

    Talking About Roasting: Darren Smith

    Darren Smith from Sumas Mountain Coffee Co. and I have been exchanging some thoughts about roast levels, roast logs, and one of the shrub coffees that he recently picked up from us.

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  17. Stock Update

    Stock Update

    Here is the stock update for Thursday Feb 6, 2014 to help roasters get a better understanding of how much we have left of each lot

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  18. Do Origin Countries Make Sense?

    Do Origin Countries Make Sense?

    Before coffee was sold by the name of the source country, it was listed by the nearly mythic names of the port city from which it shipped.

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  19. Heading Toward Early Harvest in Central America 

    Heading Toward Early Harvest in Central America 

    While our selection of late-harvest Centrals narrows on the Shrub offering list, the crop is in full swing in the lower and middle altitude farms.

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  20. Mount Sinabung Eruption in Sumatra

    Mount Sinabung Eruption in Sumatra

    The Mount Sinabung volcano in Sumatra has erupted over 30 times in the last few months leading to mass evacuations and destruction in the vicinity, including many coffee farms.

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