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  1. Espresso Basics & More

    Espresso Basics & More

    Sign up for our espresso basics class

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  2. Coffee Tasting At Sweet Maria's - Feb. 28th

    Coffee Tasting At Sweet Maria's - Feb. 28th

    Sign up and taste the difference between coffees roasted in different machines

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  3. Coffee Tasting at Sweet Maria's - Nov. 16th

    Coffee Tasting at Sweet Maria's - Nov. 16th

    Sign up for our upcoming tasting event.

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  4. What The He — Is Jasmine?

    What The He — Is Jasmine?

    So, what is the taste and smell of jasmine? Yirgacheffes often have the most clear-cut jasmine notes of any coffee, but...

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  5. Bright Coffee

    Bright Coffee

    Here's a few coffees with exciting, snappy, zingy, citrusy, tart, vibrant notes

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  6. Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate...

    Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate...

    A few coffees where chocolate notes take the spotlight.

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  7. Sugar Cupping Part 2 -- Rough outline

    Sugar Cupping Part 2 -- Rough outline

    This is a very educational exercise you can easily try at home.

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  8. Sugar Cupping

    Sugar Cupping

    Sometimes tasting something that isn't coffee can help you learn more about what your coffee tastes like.

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  9. Taste and Price: When Values Shift

    Taste and Price: When Values Shift

    I recently caught glimpse of this and found it very thought-provoking.

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  10. Taste and Price: When Values Shift - DUPLICATE

    Taste and Price: When Values Shift - DUPLICATE

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  11. Podcast:More About Coffee Lexicons

    Podcast:More About Coffee Lexicons

    Cupping and talking about the taste lexicon of coffee with Tom and Chris Schooley

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  12. Podcast: Tasting and Coffee Lexicons

    Podcast: Tasting and Coffee Lexicons

    Describing the basic flavors of coffee.

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Cupping Green, Unroasted Coffee.....Yum

Cupping Green, Unroasted Coffee.....Yum

In this funny little experiment, Tom ground and brewed coffee at various stages from green to a City+ roast.  Check out the video below and click here for the photo gallery. We all had a chance to taste these and it is funny how one sample before first crack tasted a lot like a light roast commercial coffee. Awful, but familiar. The straight green coffee is just headache producing.   And unless you want to seriously compromise your grinder, I would not recommend grinding green coffee at home.

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