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  1. Six under Six - July 2019

    Six under Six - July 2019

    Six delicious coffees for under six dollars.

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  2. Discussion: Burundi & Global Coffee Market Issues

    Discussion: Burundi & Global Coffee Market Issues

    Sign up for this informative talk about issues surrounding global coffee pricing and small holder farmers.

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  3. New Products from Flair, Fresh Roast, Bonmac and Airscape

    New Products from Flair, Fresh Roast, Bonmac and Airscape

    If coffee products were movies, these would be great sequels

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  4. Sign Up For Our  Colombian Coffee Sourcing Discussion & Slideshow on March 6th

    Sign Up For Our Colombian Coffee Sourcing Discussion & Slideshow on March 6th

    Dan and Tom will discuss the leg work that goes into buying coffee from this ever important coffee origin.

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  5. Coffee Tasting At Sweet Maria's - Feb. 28th

    Coffee Tasting At Sweet Maria's - Feb. 28th

    Sign up and taste the difference between coffees roasted in different machines

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  6. Green Coffee Sale. 15 % off.

    Green Coffee Sale. 15 % off.

    A great deal on six great coffees

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  7. Upcoming Class: Roasting With A Gene Cafe

    Upcoming Class: Roasting With A Gene Cafe

    Wanna learn more about the Gene machine?

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  8. Cyber Monday and Beyond

    Cyber Monday and Beyond

    Cyber Monday and Beyond

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  9. Coffee Tasting at Sweet Maria's - Nov. 16th

    Coffee Tasting at Sweet Maria's - Nov. 16th

    Sign up for our upcoming tasting event.

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  10. Sweet Maria's Donates $10,000+ to Doctors Without Borders

    Sweet Maria's Donates $10,000+ to Doctors Without Borders

    Thank you for supporting Doctors Without Borders with your September green coffee purchase.

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  11. Aillio Bullet Arrival Update - 10/22

    Aillio Bullet Arrival Update - 10/22

    Some very frustrating news about the next shipment of Bullets.

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  12. Put your pet in our college...Oops, we meant "Collage"

    Put your pet in our college...Oops, we meant "Collage"

    We want your pet's photo in our 2019 calendar

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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