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    Not Another Fruit Cake! (and what to do about holiday blending?)

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  2. Sumatran Coffee: Grading and Appearance

    Sumatran Coffee: Grading and Appearance

    The appearance of green coffee from Indonesia can be jarring, especially if you’re used to washed beans from Africa or Central America. Why, many ask, does a Grade 1 Sumatra lack uniformity of color and/or bean size?

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  3. The Return of Ethiopiques

    The Return of Ethiopiques

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  4. Behmor Roast Profile: Burundi Kayanza Gahahe

    Behmor Roast Profile: Burundi Kayanza Gahahe

    Taking the "light and bright" approach to roasting Burundi Gahahe on the Behmor 1600+

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    Quick Guide to our Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Sale!

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  6. Roasting Different Batch Sizes of Burundi on the Behmor 1600+

    Roasting Different Batch Sizes of Burundi on the Behmor 1600+

    What happens when you roast a coffee to the same roast level but at different rates of development?

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    Behmor Roast Profile: Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop

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  8. Timor No Leste

    Timor No Leste

    Posted from the road, some thoughts on coffee from East Timor (Timor Leste) and working with small holder farmers.

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  9. Roasting Flores Gunung Gedha on a Popcorn Popper and Quest M3s

    Roasting Flores Gunung Gedha on a Popcorn Popper and Quest M3s

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  10. Aillio Bullet R1 Roaster: Testing Airflow with Rwanda Kageyo

    Aillio Bullet R1 Roaster: Testing Airflow with Rwanda Kageyo

    A look at two extreme examples of airflow settings on the Bullet and how they affect roast development.

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    20% Off Guatemala Sale - Check Out Our "Cheat Sheet" Overview

    Take advantage of this great discount on these crowd-pleasing coffees.

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Manzano Process Experiments on Coffee Shrub

Manzano Process Experiments on Coffee Shrub

(07/22/11)
The Manzano process experiments are up on shrub now. We're very happy to be able to offer the experiments all together as a full set to shrubland this year. Some ideas for presentation of these coffees for your employees and/or customers:

- Roast all 3 to the same degree, serve as a set from a single service brew method.
- Set up a cupping to present the roasted explain the different processes and have an open discussion about the differences found in the cup.
- This is a great set for a Farmer’s Market presentation as you will have an agricultural context to help drive home the concepts.
- Create a “single origin” espresso blend from the 3 different processes (use the MW lightly in the blend; in small amounts it can provide brightness but too much and it can be sour).
- Compare/contrast the DP Manzano to a DP coffee from another region.
- Compare roast profiles, as stated above, note the differences around the first crack of the roast. This is an excellent training instrument for yourself or a roaster in training.
- Share your findings on The Manzano page or on Facebook or an online forum, let’s have some conversations about these coffees!