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  1. 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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  2. Storing Your Roasted Coffee

    Storing Your Roasted Coffee

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  3. Pasquini Espresso Equipment

    Pasquini Espresso Equipment

    We have decided not to continue stocking the Livia, or other Pasquini items. This page remains here as a snapshot of what we thought about the Livia (still, a very nice espresso machine!)

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  4. Proper Pants for Coffee Travels?

    Proper Pants for Coffee Travels?

    Tom's take on on the right pants...more than just protection from ants.

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  5. Coming Soon - The Victorio Stovetop Popper for Coffee Roasting

    Coming Soon - The Victorio Stovetop Popper for Coffee Roasting

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  6. Noah Saves a Hummingbird

    Noah Saves a Hummingbird

    No, it's not a children's book. It's the real life tale of Noah, the hummingbird savior.

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  7. Got Dog Jokes for the 2018 Sweet Maria's Calendar?

    Got Dog Jokes for the 2018 Sweet Maria's Calendar?

    The 2018 Dogs of Coffee Calendar needs your funny dog jokes and riddles.

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  8. Sweet Maria's Homeroast Community Email List

    Sweet Maria's Homeroast Community Email List

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  9. Our 20/20/20 Sale! 20% off 20 coffees because we are 20.

    Our 20/20/20 Sale! 20% off 20 coffees because we are 20.

    We are 20 years old, so take 20% off

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  10. Indonesia: A Live Talk with Thompson Owen - CANCELLED

    Indonesia: A Live Talk with Thompson Owen - CANCELLED

    Tom's got a slideshow and some great stories to share about his travels to Indonesia

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  11. Sweet Maria's is Hiring

    Sweet Maria's is Hiring

    We are looking for someone to join our customer service team.

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  12. Send Your Pet Photos to the 2018 Sweet Maria's Calendar Casting Call

    Send Your Pet Photos to the 2018 Sweet Maria's Calendar Casting Call

    Want to have your pet appear in the 2018 Sweet Maria's Calendar?

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Cuptober Fest 2013

Cuptober Fest 2013

Our Coffee Shrub roasting wizard, Chris Schooley flew in yesterday and roasted a few batches on our Probat L12. He roasted one to near perfection and really messed up the others...and then he borrowed Tom's skillet and totally scorched a small batch as well. OK, wait! Yes, he did all this on purpose, and for a good reason too. A little while back, Chris blogged about stretching out roasts so we thought it would be fun to get some folks together and taste the differences between roast batches that have been extended, shortened, baked and scorched.

It was a definite learning experience. It's one thing to learn from your own mistakes but another to intentionaly do those same "mistakes" and study them. We are very thankful to the folks from Blue Bottle, Highwire, Sightglass, Timeless, Orivor and a our home roasting friends for coming by, lending their thoughts, insights, and some of their own roasted coffee to cup as well. Enjoy the photos. Interested in stretching a roast? Click here to read the articles in our library.