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  1. Sweet Maria's New Hats

    Sweet Maria's New Hats

    Our new hats! Two soft, comfy, cool 'n funky ways to keep the sun off your face.

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  2. 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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  3. Our New Postcards

    Our New Postcards

    Placing an order with us soon? Look in your box for a basic guide to some of the new features on our website

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  4. A few roasting articles to get you started

    A few roasting articles to get you started

    Did you catch our Maker Faire demo? There's more roasting info here...enter if you dare.

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  5. Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting Demo at The Bay Area Maker Faire

    Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting Demo at The Bay Area Maker Faire

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  6. 5/15 Tonight's Scheduled Maintenance and Other Website Stuff

    5/15 Tonight's Scheduled Maintenance and Other Website Stuff

    Cracking an egg to make an omelette.

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  7. New Product Photos from SCA 2018 in Seattle

    New Product Photos from SCA 2018 in Seattle

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  8. Sweet Maria's Featured on The Coffee Podcast

    Sweet Maria's Featured on The Coffee Podcast

    Listen in and share with a friend that needs a little motivation getting started with roasting on their own.

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  9. 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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  10. Coming Soon - The Victorio Stovetop Popper for Coffee Roasting

    Coming Soon - The Victorio Stovetop Popper for Coffee Roasting

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  11. 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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  12. 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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Nerd Nite's Field Trip

Nerd Nite's Field Trip

About a month ago, we did a short demo at a lecture series here in Oakland called Nerd Nite. We were excited to be invited back to teach one of their "Field Trips", a longer, more hands-on demo at Tech Liminal (one of our favorite places to teach coffee roasting). In a matter of 2 hours, a class of 20 tasted different brewed coffee, roasted coffee in popcorn poppers, learned about a few other roasting methods and learned some basic brewing methods.

Some roasts were a little light and some were a little dark, but all of them were educational and fun.

 

 

East Bay Nerd Nite is a monthly event where interested attendees can sit down with some food and a few drinks while listening to a selection of passionate speakers talk about something they are truly "nerdy" about. Nerd Nite isn't just for Oaklanders. It takes place in different cities around the world. Click here to see if your city is on the list.

Tech Liminal is a coworking space a few minutes away from Sweet Marias. They are also very much into hosting cool educational events like this.

Thank you to Kishore from Nerd Nite and Anca from Tech Liminal. This was a lot of fun