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  1. Discussion: Burundi & Global Coffee Market Issues

    Discussion: Burundi & Global Coffee Market Issues

    Sign up for this informative talk about issues surrounding global coffee pricing and small holder farmers.

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  2. Burundi in Photos, May 2019

    Burundi in Photos, May 2019

    A few photos and a cursory introduction to the issues facing Burundi coffee this season

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  1. El Salvador January 2006 Travelogue

    El Salvador January 2006 Travelogue

    From the way back machine - another harvest time Central America trip to learn about the crop in El Salvador - a bit too early to do much cupping though.

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  2. Hawaii Kona Coffee Fest 2005

    Hawaii Kona Coffee Fest 2005

    I came to Kona, invited to be a judge at the 2005 Cupping Competition. I was a bit frazzled from work, but happy to be away from the computer at least!

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  3. Hawaii Kona Coffee Fest 2005, page 3

    Hawaii Kona Coffee Fest 2005, page 3

    Sacred Hawaiian Altar defiled by the German elderly!

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  4. Hawaii Kona Coffee Fest 2005, page 2

    Hawaii Kona Coffee Fest 2005, page 2

    Putting danger aside, I was a big fan of the steam vents at Kilauea, finding them sulfurous in odor, but nice and warm.

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  5. Brazil Cerrado & Minas Gerais 2005

    Brazil Cerrado & Minas Gerais 2005

    October means a trip to Cerrado and Minas Gerais state in Brasil. This travelogue from 2005 is image-heavy!

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  6. Cafe do Brasil - 2005, page 6

    Cafe do Brasil - 2005, page 6

    Offerings: Along the road in Itaipuacu, offering plates mark the location of someone's private ceremony.

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  7. Cafe do Brasil - 2005, page 5

    Cafe do Brasil - 2005, page 5

    Not a Goth: I just like cemetaries (as you will see later on), I am not morose.

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  8. Cafe do Brasil - 2005, page 4

    Cafe do Brasil - 2005, page 4

    The guy on the smoke machine was a little overzealous.

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  9. Cafe do Brasil - 2005, page 3

    Cafe do Brasil - 2005, page 3

    In Cupping Lab No.1 at Daterra, a display of foreign matter and defects found in coffee.

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  10. Cafe do Brasil - 2005, page 2

    Cafe do Brasil - 2005, page 2

    Here we have Neto scoring the dry fragrance on the semi-final round of cupping.

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  11. Cafe do Brasil - 2005

    Cafe do Brasil - 2005

    Once again, October means a trip to Cerrado and Minas Gerais state in Brasil.

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  12. Hawaiian Coffee and Kona Coffee

    Hawaiian Coffee and Kona Coffee

    How did this ornamental tree imported into Honolulu in about 1813 by Kamehameha the Great's Spanish interpreter and physician Don Francisco de Paula y Marin become Kona's economic mainstay?

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  13. Jaramillo coffee from Hacienda La Esmeralda

    Jaramillo coffee from Hacienda La Esmeralda

    Sweet Maria's was one of 7 companies that shared the winning lot of coffee in the 2004 Panama Coffee Competition.

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  14. Panama Travelogue 2002 - The Other Photos

    Panama Travelogue 2002 - The Other Photos

    These were something I had uploaded way back in 2002 when I went to the panama Coffee competition in Boquete.

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  15. Panama Cupping Competition 2002, Boquete, Chirqui, Panama

    Panama Cupping Competition 2002, Boquete, Chirqui, Panama

    Another from the Ye Olde Travelogue category - Panama Coffee competition back in 2002.

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