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    POSTPONED - Online Event - Sensory Series 101 - March 18th

    Join us online and compare coffee flavors to familiar foods and drinks

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  2. Roasting Fundamentals: Getting Started with Decaf Coffee

    Roasting Fundamentals: Getting Started with Decaf Coffee

    Tricky to roast but better tasting than ever.

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  3. Roast Level Chart: Download our Card

    Roast Level Chart: Download our Card

    Check your next order for this informative postcard or download it here.

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  4. Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Two Ways: Regular vs. Decaf

    Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Two Ways: Regular vs. Decaf

    An amazing dry process Ethiopia now available as both regular and decaf.

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  5. Quakers and Taste - 2020 Sensory Summit

    Quakers and Taste - 2020 Sensory Summit

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  6. Sweet Maria's Staff Picks: Featuring Ryan

    Sweet Maria's Staff Picks: Featuring Ryan

    ...because we have our favorites too.

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  7. Blends: Limited Edition Holiday Blend Returns

    Blends: Limited Edition Holiday Blend Returns

    Check out our brew assessment of our limited edition Polar Expresso Holiday Blend. Made up of all washed African coffees, how could you go wrong?

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  8. Ethiopiques Returns

    Ethiopiques Returns

    Along with the slew of incoming fresh Ethiopian coffee comes the return of our always popular Ethiopiques blend.

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  9. Ethiopias, Cold Brewed with a Bruer.

    Ethiopias, Cold Brewed with a Bruer.

    Cold brew coffee can have more tastes than just caramel and chocolate.

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  10. Burundi + Rwanda Coffee Tasting

    Burundi + Rwanda Coffee Tasting

    Another great event at our warehouse on 9/27

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  11. Video: Coffee Leaf Tea - ቁጢ , Kuti, Keti, Koti

    Video: Coffee Leaf Tea - ቁጢ , Kuti, Keti, Koti

    Brewing coffee leaf tea

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  12. All About Coffee Brewing

    All About Coffee Brewing

    Sign up for our coffee brewing crash course

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Cupping in Quick Time

Cupping in Quick Time

I took this movie at 1 fps in Peru at the "Concurso de Cafe de Calidad" this past week. It starts in round 2 with cupping, then cleanup, setting up the new tables for round 3. I kinda like the dead space in between rounds ... but actually, I had forgot my camera when the jury went off to discuss the round 2 scores, so it was an accident... at the nearest table you can see me, looking kinda scruffy, in the light shirt, and Geoff Watts from Intelligentsia in the dark green shirt, along with Maritsa and Lourdes, catadores peruanas. -tom
ps: I put together this little movie of clips from the Peru competition too ... rock out!

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