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    Intro to Home Roasting Class

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    Got Dog Jokes for the 2018 Sweet Maria's Calendar?

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New arrival: El Salvador Aida's Grand Reserve (& Producers Visit)

Mario

Aida

Announcing: El Salvador Peaberry "Aida's Grand Reserve" ..., the arrival of our favorite coffee from what is possibly our favorite farm! ! It's hard to condense the intense qualities of character into a blurb but look for a juicy cup with Monukka raisin, dark wine notes, and semi-sweet chocolate in the profile. Look for a sherbet like fruit sweetness at the lighter roasts,… well, just check out Tom's review after you read about Aida's visit below:

Aida Batlle, Roberto Llach, Diego Llach and Mario Mendoza-Corleto recently visited our office/warehouse here in Oakland to see how we operate.  Aida runs several farms (including Finca Kilimanjaro) on the Santa Ana volcano, and Roberto and his son Diego are connected with the San Gabriel Tablon Buena Vista farm.  Mario runs the mill J. Hill that processes both farms' coffees and many others.   Aida shared the story that she personally vacuum packs all her coffee herself, and has the arms to prove it!  We also found out that through his travels, Roberto had met Emperor Haile Selaissie during a trip to Ethiopia in the early 1970s.

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