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  1. Sign Up For Our  Colombian Coffee Sourcing Discussion & Slideshow on March 6th

    Sign Up For Our Colombian Coffee Sourcing Discussion & Slideshow on March 6th

    Dan and Tom will discuss the leg work that goes into buying coffee from this ever important coffee origin.

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  2. Colombia: New Projects, Familiar Faces

    Colombia: New Projects, Familiar Faces

    Hear more about the new coffee buying operation in San Antonio, Inzá

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  3. Ethiopia Beshasha School Project in Agaro

    Ethiopia Beshasha School Project in Agaro

    A University prep school in rural Agaro Ethiopia, funded by the premiums paid for coffee to 3 coops: Duromina, Biftu Gudina and Hunda Oli

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  4. 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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  5. Sweet Maria's Supports Doctors Without Borders

    Sweet Maria's Supports Doctors Without Borders

    Sweet Maria's is supporting Doctors Without Borders throughout September

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  6. Podcast Episode #22 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 2

    Podcast Episode #22 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 2

    Part 2 of 2 - Continuing the talk about the coffee supply chain and other topics

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  7. 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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  8. Podcast Episodes 19 & 20: Kenya Coffee: Growing, Trading and Marketing

    Podcast Episodes 19 & 20: Kenya Coffee: Growing, Trading and Marketing

    A while back we had Mary Maina Manyeki visit us in Oakland, and had a great conversation about her experiences as a Kenya coffee farmer.

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  9. Podcast: Coffee and Microorganisms with Leo and Jenni Henao: Los Palomos, Colombia

    Podcast: Coffee and Microorganisms with Leo and Jenni Henao: Los Palomos, Colombia

    Another great insight into coffee and how Leo and Jenni Henao incorporate microorganisms into the process of farming great coffee.

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  10. Podcast: Indonesian Coffee with Coffee Trader, Daniel Shewmaker

    Podcast: Indonesian Coffee with Coffee Trader, Daniel Shewmaker

    Tom and David chat about the Indonesian coffee trade.

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  11. Kenya - Samuel Kabuye, just 76 years at Karagoto mill

    Kenya - Samuel Kabuye, just 76 years at Karagoto mill

    Another great trip to Kenya, to see the amazing system from the small cooperative farmer, to the factory (what they call a coffee mill), to the dry mill and preparing coffee for export.

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  12. Peru, or ... the Longest Slideshow Ever

    Peru, or ... the Longest Slideshow Ever

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  1. Peru

    Peru

    Peru has always possessed amazing potential to produce great quality coffee, yet excellent Peruvian coffees are rare. To some degree, the success of Peru coffee has been it's downfall.

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  2. Bolivia

    Bolivia

    There's no better way to learn about a coffee-producing country than to visit, and yet you can spend a lot of time in Bolivia and still not understand the complex relationship between coffee and culture.

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  3. Ecuador

    Ecuador

    Coffee has a long history in Ecuador. It was introduced in the early 19th century and became its main export in the early 20th century.

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  4. Colombia

    Colombia

    Colombia is a diverse group of growing regions spread from North to South along the three "cordilleras," the mountain ranges that are the Northern extensions of the Andes.

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  5. Honduras

    Honduras

    Honduras coffee quality spans a huge range, from a lower-cost Central American blender coffee, to high-grown lots that rival good Guatemala coffees in acidity and flavor.

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  6. India

    India

    Coffee was introduced into India through the Chikkamagaluru (Chikmagalur) district when the first coffee crop was grown in the Baba Budan Giri Hills during 1670 AD.

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  7. Hawaii

    Hawaii

    Hawaii... what a nice place. They grow nuts, fruit, and coffee. The coffee is expensive.

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  8. Jamaica

    Jamaica

    Jamaica, a great place to visit, but what about the coffee? The world's best or most over-rated?

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  9. Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe, formerly known as lower Rhodesia until independence in 1980, has produced coffee commercially since the 1960s.

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  10. Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico has been a tough coffee origin in recent years.

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  11. Robusta

    Robusta

    The Robusta coffees we offer have attained the highest level possible in cup score given the limitations of the species.

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  12. Rwanda

    Rwanda

    It is believed that coffee was introduced in Rwanda in 1904 by German missionaries.

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  13. Saint Helena

    Saint Helena

    A long time back we had some unique wet-process coffee offerings from the small farms of Saint Helena.

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  14. Sulawesi

    Sulawesi

    Sulawesi coffees can be the jewels of Indonesia. The reason is that some coffees from South Sulawesi are grown at altitudes unheard of on other Indonesian islands.

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  15. Yemen

    Yemen

    Yemen is the first place coffee was commercialized, traded through the port city of Al Mahka (Mokha).

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  16. Zambia

    Zambia

    Coffee was introduced in the 1950's with cultivar seedstock from Tanzania and Kenya

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  17. Guatemala

    Guatemala

    Guatemalan coffee is arguably the crown jewel of Central America. That doesn't mean all Guatemalan coffees are good ...

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  18. Congo

    Congo

    Kivu is the general name for East Congo (Kinshasa) and covers a very broad geographical area.

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  19. Sumatra

    Sumatra

    Much of the flavor of Sumatran coffee comes from the way Sumatras are processed, the wet-hull method , not to be confused with wet-processed coffee.

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  20. Images of Wet Processing

    Images of Wet Processing

    From Sweet Maria's travelogues to various countries, images of how wet processing is done in various parts of the world.

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