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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. A Path to Food-Grade Cascara at the Helsar Micro-mill

    A Path to Food-Grade Cascara at the Helsar Micro-mill

    Cascara beverages are popping up everywhere these days.

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  3. Podcast: Coffee and Microorganisms with Leo and Jenni Henao: Los Palomos, Colombia

    Podcast: Coffee and Microorganisms with Leo and Jenni Henao: Los Palomos, Colombia

    Another great insight into coffee and how Leo and Jenni Henao incorporate microorganisms into the process of farming great coffee.

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  4. Podcast: Indonesian Coffee with Coffee Trader, Daniel Shewmaker

    Podcast: Indonesian Coffee with Coffee Trader, Daniel Shewmaker

    Tom and David chat about the Indonesian coffee trade.

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  5. Kenya - Samuel Kabuye, just 76 years at Karagoto mill

    Kenya - Samuel Kabuye, just 76 years at Karagoto mill

    Another great trip to Kenya, to see the amazing system from the small cooperative farmer, to the factory (what they call a coffee mill), to the dry mill and preparing coffee for export.

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  6. Peru, or ... the Longest Slideshow Ever

    Peru, or ... the Longest Slideshow Ever

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  7. Dolok Sanggul, Lake Toba, Sumatra

    Dolok Sanggul, Lake Toba, Sumatra

    Green unripe coffee cherry from Dolok Sanggul area of Lintong, Sumatra.

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  8. Central America and Ethiopia Updates: June 30th, 2009

    Central America and Ethiopia Updates: June 30th, 2009

    News about new arrivals. 2009

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  9. Honduras Cup of Excellence 2009!

    Honduras Cup of Excellence 2009!

    Is this the finest and most inspirational photograph ever taken at a Cup of Excellence coffee competition? Yes, yes it is.

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  10. Los resultados ... Best of Panama 2009

    Los resultados ... Best of Panama 2009

    So we finished the Best of Panama competition this afternoon with an unusual twist: re-roasting and re-cupping the top 8 coffees.

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  11. Early morning Ethiopia

    Early morning Ethiopia

    The problem with traveling to Africa or Indonesia is you are totally flipped, time-zone wise.

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  12. A post from Rwanda

    A post from Rwanda

    I always prefer to have the cuppings in the coffee areas, as opposed to the big city.

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Podcast: Indonesian Coffee with Coffee Trader, Daniel Shewmaker

Podcast: Indonesian Coffee with Coffee Trader, Daniel Shewmaker

Aug. 28, 2017

This starts with music buy the Indo pop group The Steps, and ends with a long informative conversation with Daniel Shewmaker of MTC coffee traders, who sources coffee in Indonesia. He also grew up in Sulawesi and speaks Bahasa! While in Timor and Flores we were having good conversations about Indonesia coffee processing and quality, and the way it relates (or doesn't) to current coffee trade trends. So I wanted to capture some of that in a recording. Sadly, its probably the worst recording I have made, with wind noise, vehicles, dogs, pigs and airplane noise. But still I wanted to share it, because I feel there's some good information here. Plus, everyone keeps telling me to post more recordings. So here it is, for better or worse.  -Tom

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