Photo & Video

  1. Coffee Roasting Up Close: The Roast Process in a Toaster Oven

    Coffee Roasting Up Close: The Roast Process in a Toaster Oven

    We wanted to capture some footage of second crack but ended up with a dramatic shot of a bean blasting out of the paper clip stand it was clamped into. We were also able to capture oil bubbling from a bean as well.

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  2. Roasting Coffee with a Popcorn Popper

    Roasting Coffee with a Popcorn Popper

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  3. Green Coffee Processing

    Green Coffee Processing

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  4. The Roast Process

    The Roast Process

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  5. Choosing Green Coffee

    Choosing Green Coffee

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  6. Burundi: Importing, Processing and Hats.

    Burundi: Importing, Processing and Hats.

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  7. Attention All Coffee Buyers!

    Attention All Coffee Buyers!

    Remember, origin is a long way from home, and some may not believe you were actually there.

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  8. Pour Over Party Part 1: Bonmac, Kone, Kantan and Kantan's Clone

    Pour Over Party Part 1: Bonmac, Kone, Kantan and Kantan's Clone

    We wanted to see the differences between the Kantan single cup filter/brewer and it's clone. Also, we too the chance to try out the new improved Kone by comparing it it against a Bonmac.

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  9. Finca West Oakland: Growing Coffee at Home

    Finca West Oakland: Growing Coffee at Home

    With Ben's help, picking and processing our scant home grown coffee supply. It's basically 2 producing plants, Catuai and Caturra.

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  10. right around the corner, and evenness

    right around the corner, and evenness

    So we have some new offerings coming very soon, at least one before the Friday.

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  11. Electric Boogaloo

    Electric Boogaloo

    Hey Shrub-a-dubs, it has been an exciting couple of weeks for us.

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  12. Manzano!

    Manzano!

    We are super jazzed to finally release the Finca El Manzano Processing Experiment.

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  13. Cuptoberfest 2010

    Cuptoberfest 2010

    Sweet Maria's hosted an event at our office/warehouse in Oakland, CA where we invited some local roasters and cuppers to cup each others' coffee, our coffee and, um....green coffee.

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  14. Girl Talk: a video wherein I discuss different styles of roasters and how they use airflow

    Girl Talk: a video wherein I discuss different styles of roasters and how they use airflow

    In this video I talk about different styles of drum roasters and how they use airflow differently depending on the placement of the blower in relation to the energy source.

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  15. Green Coffee Freshness and Seasonality (a video)

    Green Coffee Freshness and Seasonality (a video)

    I uploaded a video to youtube about green coffee freshness and seasonality, basically a spontaneous monologue of random thoughts, while I was roasting a bunch of super-fresh Guatemala samples.

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  16. Oh so Clever

    Oh so Clever

    Here is a video of Tom demonstrating Clever technique. We thought that it might be helpful to share with you.

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  17. my last scaa post, i swear...

    my last scaa post, i swear...

    Here is a video of little clips from the SCAA show.

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  18. Nicaragua Cup of Excellence 2003

    Nicaragua Cup of Excellence 2003

    I can't remember, but this might have been the first time I was on a jury for the Cup of Excellence. Previously, I had been to the Panama competitions. This was held in Matagalpa.

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