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  1. Aillio Bullet R1 Roaster: Testing Airflow with Rwanda Kageyo

    Aillio Bullet R1 Roaster: Testing Airflow with Rwanda Kageyo

    A look at two extreme examples of airflow settings on the Bullet and how they affect roast development.

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  2. 20% Off Guatemala Sale - Check Out Our "Cheat Sheet" Overview

    20% Off Guatemala Sale - Check Out Our "Cheat Sheet" Overview

    Take advantage of this great discount on these crowd-pleasing coffees.

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  3. Behmor Roast Profile: Ethiopiques 2.0

    Behmor Roast Profile: Ethiopiques 2.0

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  4. Video: Sample Roasting with an Aillio Bullet R1

    Video: Sample Roasting with an Aillio Bullet R1

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  5. 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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  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. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Day after Day Job

    Day after Day Job

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

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  12. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Sarchimor will never make the grade, but it is a big, beautiful bean

    Sarchimor will never make the grade, but it is a big, beautiful bean

    I have encountered a fair amount of Sarchimor lately, and some are recommending it as a Roya-resistant plant.

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  6. 3 Roasts: El Salvador Majahual Tablon Tempisque

    3 Roasts: El Salvador Majahual Tablon Tempisque

    This is an extremely versatile coffee and one that is sweet forward.

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  7. Indonesian Fundamentals: Approaches to Roasting Indonesian Coffees and a Look at Rustic Sweetness

    Indonesian Fundamentals: Approaches to Roasting Indonesian Coffees and a Look at Rustic Sweetness

    These are coffees that you roast not to push acidity, but to push their rustic sweetness and mouthfeel.

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  8. Shrub Holiday Hours

    Shrub Holiday Hours

    Hey everybody, we're deep into November and wanted to square away our Holiday Schedule.

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  9. Talk about Roasting - Hideo Gunawan, Curious People Roastery Jakarta, Indonesia

    Talk about Roasting - Hideo Gunawan, Curious People Roastery Jakarta, Indonesia

    Some people might not be aware that the Shrub has a pretty far reaching global customer base.

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  10. An Approach to Roasting Brazils

    An Approach to Roasting Brazils

    The Natural and Pulped Natural coffees from Brazil can be some of the trickiest coffees to roast.

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  11. Talking about Roasting at Cuptoberfest 

    Talking about Roasting at Cuptoberfest 

    One of the most rewarding parts of Cuptoberfest for me was the second round of cupping and discussion that we did where we cupped coffees that were brought by the attendees.

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  12. Coffee Shrub Cuptoberfest 2013

    Coffee Shrub Cuptoberfest 2013

    Last week Coffee Shrub and Sweet Maria’s had the pleasure of hosting another “Cuptoberfest” here in West Oakland.

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  13. Talk About Roasting - Gary Theisen, Revel Coffee Roasters 

    Talk About Roasting - Gary Theisen, Revel Coffee Roasters 

    I was so jazzed when I got the email from Gary Theisen at Revel Coffee Roasters in Billings, Montana that he had received a 95 point score from Coffee Review for his roast of the Guatemala Acatenango Gesha from Shrub.

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  14. Talk about Roasting - Ed Freedman, Shearwater Coffee Roasters Fairfield, CT

    Talk about Roasting - Ed Freedman, Shearwater Coffee Roasters Fairfield, CT

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  15. Shrub Samples

    Shrub Samples

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  16. Planting for the Future in Huehue 

    Planting for the Future in Huehue 

    While the Guatemala coffees are arriving weekly here in Oakland, the harvest is all finished on the small farms that work with us in Proyecto Xinabajul.

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  17. Shrub Mtn Colorado Cupping

    Shrub Mtn Colorado Cupping

    Coffee Shrub Sourcerer Aleco Chigounis came out to Colorado to visit Shrub Mtn last week and we had a 3 day whirlwind tour of northern Colorado visiting roasters in Thornton, Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins

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  18. 3 Roasts + more roasts: Guatemala Alotenango - Guacatepeque Small Producers

    3 Roasts + more roasts: Guatemala Alotenango - Guacatepeque Small Producers

    This coffee is a careful construction, built by blending some smaller batches together.

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  19. Cupping across Colorado and new Guatemalas 

    Cupping across Colorado and new Guatemalas 

    It's been a pretty fun and sociable couple of weeks here in Colorado with lots of visitors coming up through Shrub Mountain for roasting and cupping, as well as some visits of my own to stop in and see some folks.

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  20. Talkin' bout Roasting with Vajra Rich, Boxcar Coffee Roasters 

    Talkin' bout Roasting with Vajra Rich, Boxcar Coffee Roasters 

    Vajra Rich at Boxcar Coffee Roasters in Boulder, CO. is one of my favorite roasters to talk to about roasting.

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