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    The Victorio Stainless Steel Stovepops Have Arrived

    The best stovetop popper for coffee.

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    Product Guide: Sample Sets - New Additions

    Different ways to get more of the coffee you want, for less.

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    Product Guide: Sweet Maria's Sample Sets

    Flavor variety or flavor precision. Whatever you are into, these are for you.

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    Two Ethiopia Shakiso coffees side by side

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    New Arrivals: Brazil

    Nutty, chocolaty and great for an espresso base

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    Start 2016 Off Right With Some Great Ethiopian Coffee

    What a selection!

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    New Guatemalan and Colombian Arrivals

    ...all great for espresso too!

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    Four New Coffees from Colombia, Costa Rica and Ethiopia

    ...all packed with more flavor than you can handle.

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    A Variety of Seven New Arrivals

    Most of these are excellent for espresso!

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    New Arrivals for Oct 9th

    Seven new coffees for the 9th.

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    Five New Offerings From Colombia, Java and Rwanda

    excellent offerings from Colombia, Java and Rwanda

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    from India, Sumatra and Nicaragua

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El Salvador Manzano Process Experiment

El Salvador Manzano Process Experiment

Today we are listing the El Salvador Manzano Process Experiment,  which offers a fabulous chance to taste what processing contributes to a coffee. This is a rare offering; picked from the same area of the farm, same day, processed three different ways: Wet Processed, Pulped Natural, and Natural (Dry Process) . It is a 100% Bourbon coffee from the Manzano mill and farm in El Salvador,. Cupping these coffees is a great experience for tasting intellect. There is a pronounced difference in the cup, but at the same time a very logical progression of the development of certain flavors and characteristics which show how similar the coffees are as well.   You get a set of 1 pound each of the three different processing methods so you can see how that impacts not just the cup character but how the coffee roasts as well. (Again to be clear 3 Lbs of coffee, 1 lb of each process, cost is $18  for the set).

We started a thread in the SM Forum about the coffee, so please share your experience roasting with this unusual offering there. Tom has made a video with macro images of the unroasted and roasted samples, to give some clues of what to look for...

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