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  1. A Second Look at 4 Ethiopian Coffees

    A Second Look at 4 Ethiopian Coffees

    We took a second look (and taste!) at 4 Ethiopian coffees from our 20% off sale.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Vespa Club Indonesia in Java

    Vespa Club Indonesia in Java

    This has nothing to do with coffee, but everything to do with culture!

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Podcast and Video: A conversation with John Karuru - Kenyan Agronomist

    Podcast and Video: A conversation with John Karuru - Kenyan Agronomist

    Coffee, escaping hippos and smoking coffee leaves

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  7. Burundi/Rwanda Insta-Tour

    Burundi/Rwanda Insta-Tour

    A few Instagram moments from Tom's recent trip to Rwanda and Burundi.

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  8. The Other Flight

    The Other Flight

    I sometimes share travel stories, not about the coffee, but about the stuff in-between.

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  9. Insta-tour of Kenya and Ethiopia

    Insta-tour of Kenya and Ethiopia

    Here's a mini-travelogue from our Instagram feed with a few moments from Tom's recent trip to Kenya and Ethiopia.

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  10. Mexico/Guatemala Insta-tour

    Mexico/Guatemala Insta-tour

    Here's a few Instagrams from Tom's last trip.

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  11. Insta-tour of Honduras

    Insta-tour of Honduras

    A mini travelogue from Tom's last trip.

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  12. Some Very Tall Coffee Plants in East Timor

    Some Very Tall Coffee Plants in East Timor

    Why are these coffee plants so tall?

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  13. Timor-Leste Coffee Cruise

    Timor-Leste Coffee Cruise

    A series of clips from around the mountainous coffee areas of East Timor.

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  14. Coffee Processes in Papua New Guinea

    Coffee Processes in Papua New Guinea

    A glimpse at the work that goes into coffee coming from PNG.

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  15. Brazil Defect Images

    Brazil Defect Images

    Organic Brazil, sadly, facing a full-on assault of insect, fungus, and poor nutrition.

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  16. Insta-tour of Huehuetenango, Guatemala

    Insta-tour of Huehuetenango, Guatemala

    A few 'grams from Tom's most recent trip

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  17. Insta-tour of Ethiopia

    Insta-tour of Ethiopia

    A few moments from Tom's recent trip.

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  18. A Look Around Colombia, October 2015

    A Look Around Colombia, October 2015

    Writing and uploading coffee travelogues on a regular basis is something I did religiously ... that is, until around 6 years ago when the travel became so frequent that the task became impossible.

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  19. A Quick Glimpse - Coffee Production in Bali, Indonesia

    A Quick Glimpse - Coffee Production in Bali, Indonesia

    A short video from Tom's recent trip to Bali.

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  20. 83 Semi-Important Photographs about Indonesia Coffee

    83 Semi-Important Photographs about Indonesia Coffee

    Photographs from my recent trip to Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi.

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