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  1. Upcoming Class: Roasting With A Gene Cafe

    Upcoming Class: Roasting With A Gene Cafe

    Wanna learn more about the Gene machine?

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  2. Behind The Scenes: Sweet Maria's Roasted Coffee

    Behind The Scenes: Sweet Maria's Roasted Coffee

    Here's how we roast.

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  3. New Postcards. Quakers: Resistant to Roast

    New Postcards. Quakers: Resistant to Roast

    Our new postcards. Look for one in your next order.

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  4. FreshRoast Basics Class at Sweet Maria's

    FreshRoast Basics Class at Sweet Maria's

    Sign up for our FreshRoast Class

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  5. Bullet R1 Roaster Meet Up

    Bullet R1 Roaster Meet Up

    Join us for a meet-up where we will discuss the very popular Aillio Bullet R1 coffee roaster.

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  6. Six Under Six - July 2018

    Six Under Six - July 2018

    Six great coffees. All under six bucks.

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  7. Video: A Cooler Way to Cool Your Behmor Roast

    Video: A Cooler Way to Cool Your Behmor Roast

    Cool your coffee faster by removing the drum.

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  8. Aillio Bullet R1 Support

    Aillio Bullet R1 Support

    Need a little help with your Bullet R1? We are here for you.

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  9. Intro to Home Roasting Class

    Intro to Home Roasting Class

    Sign up for this roasting basics class. It's going to be a lot of fun.

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  10. Sweet Maria's Featured on The Coffee Podcast

    Sweet Maria's Featured on The Coffee Podcast

    Listen in and share with a friend that needs a little motivation getting started with roasting on their own.

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  11. Hot Rod Home Coffee Roasters: The Spirit of Invention

    Hot Rod Home Coffee Roasters: The Spirit of Invention

    For some people who roast their own coffee, off-the-shelf home coffee roasting appliances don't cut it.

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  12. Air Popper Modifications -Adding a Thermometer

    Air Popper Modifications -Adding a Thermometer

    A thermometer can help you establish a more consistent roasting routine. Adding a thermometer to your air popper measures the temperature of the forced air heat flow after it has passed through the beans.

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  1. Behmor Plus Drum Speed Battle!!!

    Behmor Plus Drum Speed Battle!!!

    It's a coffee drum-off!

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  2. Campin' and Roastin'...and Brewin'

    Campin' and Roastin'...and Brewin'

    Danny took a Whirley Pop popcorn popper camping and roasted some coffee with it. Here's what happened.

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  3. Fundamentals: Roasting Dry Processed Coffees

    Fundamentals: Roasting Dry Processed Coffees

    Dry processed coffees are becoming fruitier and fruitier.

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  4. HotTop Coffee Roaster:General Home Roasting Observations from Sweet Maria's

    HotTop Coffee Roaster:General Home Roasting Observations from Sweet Maria's

    Read your owners manual for the HotTop before using. This is a supplemental “tip sheet” ...and does not include important parts of the the HotTop instructions.

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  5. Blending Resources (and Resourceful Blending!)

    Blending Resources (and Resourceful Blending!)

    There are several reasons roasters make blending a regular practice as well as a regular part of their menu.

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  6. Getting Started with the Behmor 1600+ Coffee Roaster

    Getting Started with the Behmor 1600+ Coffee Roaster

    What you should know before pressing "Start".

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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. 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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  9. The Fresh Roast SR 500 Detailed Review

    The Fresh Roast SR 500 Detailed Review

    The SR500 is a good, economical choice if you're willing to pay attention to a few details.

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  10. The Cost of Making Coffee

    The Cost of Making Coffee

    It's possible to roast and brew coffee without spending a ton of cash.

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  11. Hearthware Troubleshooting FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    Hearthware Troubleshooting FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    Hearthware Troubleshooting FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for Precision and Gourmet models

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  12. Tips & Tricks for Hearthware Roasting in the Gourmet

    Tips & Tricks for Hearthware Roasting in the Gourmet

    After roasting hundreds of batches, there are a couple adjustments I have made to my Hearthware roast chamber.

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  13. Roasting Fundamentals: Decafs

    Roasting Fundamentals: Decafs

    A really great decaf shouldn't taste all too differently than before it was processed for decaf.

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  14. Ethiopia Fundamentals

    Ethiopia Fundamentals

    With their perfumed, floral aromatics, uniquely honeyed sweetness and tremendous balance between flavor components, Ethiopian coffees are true diamonds in the rough.

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  15. Kenya Fundamentals

    Kenya Fundamentals

    Kenyan coffees are masterpieces. They're the total package.

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  16. The Mini-500

    The Mini-500

    Our friend, Henry Chang dropped by to show off his very cool Mini 500.

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  17. Here's what first crack looks like

    Here's what first crack looks like

    It's hard to see the actual crack happen when you are properly roasting coffee and your beans are rapidly moving around inside of your roaster.

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  18. iCoffee Roaster

    iCoffee Roaster

    It's like an electric Whirley Pop with a smoke abatement system.

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  19. Stretchin' Out the Roast pt. 3

    Stretchin' Out the Roast pt. 3

    For part 3 I wanted to stretch out the drying stage of the roast, when the bean is losing moisture in the form of steam but there is not yet any expansion of the cells.

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  20. Jabez Burns 4 Barrel and 5 Barrel Sample Roasters

    Jabez Burns 4 Barrel and 5 Barrel Sample Roasters

    As inspiration for building home-made drum roasters or roasters from converted gas barbeque grills, I wanted to share some photos of the Jabez Burns sample roaster.

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