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  1. Podcast Episode 19: Kenya Coffee: Growing, Trading and Marketing

    Podcast Episode 19: Kenya Coffee: Growing, Trading and Marketing

    A while back we had Mary Maina Manyeki visit us in Oakland, and had a great conversation about her experiences as a Kenya coffee farmer.

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  2. The New Postcard

    The New Postcard

    We are really proud of our latest postcard because it captures an aspect of one of Tom's photographic projects; shooting realistic macro photos of coffee beans.

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  3. Sweet Maria's Green Coffee Sample Sets

    Sweet Maria's Green Coffee Sample Sets

    The ultimate order-ahead-of-time-pre-holiday-non-procrastinator-thing-you-can-buy-from-us-right-now

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  4. New Macro Videos

    New Macro Videos

    An inside look at parchment coffee and Kenyan coffee grades

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  5. Kenya Coffee Grades

    Kenya Coffee Grades

    A geeky macro video of the various grades and types of Kenya coffee. Some of this information can apply to wet processed coffee elsewhere too! -Tom

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  6. Sweet Maria's Product Guide: Roasted & Green Coffee Storage

    Sweet Maria's Product Guide: Roasted & Green Coffee Storage

    ...because you gotta put it somewhere.

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  7. Sumatra Aceh Mandheling Preparation Notes

    Sumatra Aceh Mandheling Preparation Notes

    Just some quick comments on the benefits to pre-sort this lot of Sumatra before roasting

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  8. The Amazing Spider Graphs

    The Amazing Spider Graphs

    ...fighting the crime of buying bad coffee

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  9. Adios! We're Out! Hooray!

    Adios! We're Out! Hooray!

    No more Centrals, and that's a good thing.

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  10. New Postcards...With a Lot of Information About Dry Processing

    New Postcards...With a Lot of Information About Dry Processing

    It's much more than just dehydration.

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  11. Roasted Coffee Macro Images

    Roasted Coffee Macro Images

    This photo gallery has a collection of extreme close ups of roasted coffee beans.

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  12. Podcast: Ferment in Colombia with Leo

    Podcast: Ferment in Colombia with Leo

    Breaking down coffee...literally

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Holey Bags, Batman!

Holey Bags, Batman!

Ever notice those little holes in the bags we ship our coffee in? Believe it or not, we actually take the time to punch them into every bag. This allows the coffee to breathe during shipping and in your green coffee storage area.

Air circulation is important. In humid environments, condensation can form in an airtight bag or container since the moisture both in the coffee and around it has nowhere to go but if you live in an environment with stable temperature, you shouldn't have to worry. Some folks like to store green coffee in cloth bags which we think is an excellent method for large amounts and longer storage times but the plastic bags you receive your coffee in work very well too.

The best way to keep your coffee fresh is to simply roast, brew and drink it within a month or so after it gets to your doorstep. Leave it to us to worry about bulk storage. We are lucky to have a warehouse that is very stable in temperature. It does get a little cold during the winter but never too hot during the summer.

Click here for more info on green coffee storage.

Curious about roasted coffee storage? Click here.