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  1. Sulawesi and the Sumatra Effect.

    Sulawesi and the Sumatra Effect.

    Some thoughts on Suluwesi and Indonesia in general while traveling there...

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  2. Podcast Episode #22 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 2

    Podcast Episode #22 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 2

    Part 2 of 2 - Continuing the talk about the coffee supply chain and other topics

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  3. Podcast Episode #21 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 1

    Podcast Episode #21 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 1

    Part 1 of 2 - Talking about the coffee supply chain among other topics

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  4. Farm Gate Coffee™

    Farm Gate Coffee™

    Farm Gate Coffee is the name we give to our direct trade coffee buying program. Farm Gate pricing means that we have negotiated a price directly with the farmer "at the farm gate," that is, without any of the confusing export and import fees.

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  5. Podcast Episodes 19 & 20: Kenya Coffee: Growing, Trading and Marketing

    Podcast Episodes 19 & 20: 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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  6. Another Home Roaster Takes the Leap

    Another Home Roaster Takes the Leap

    Sweet Maria's customer jumps into his own coffee business

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  7. Import Partners and Direct Trade

    Import Partners and Direct Trade

    If you've ever visited our warehouse, you may have noticed coffee bags with logos other than the "Sweet Maria's", or our sister wholesale business "Coffee Shrub" logos.

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  8. Lost and Found Coffee

    Lost and Found Coffee

    Some recommendations to replace our recently out of stock coffees

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  9. Out with the new, in with the newer!

    Out with the new, in with the newer!

    Regular harvests make Colombia a truly unique coffee producing country.

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  10. Bag it up! How Our Customers Package Their Roasts

    Bag it up! How Our Customers Package Their Roasts

    How Do You Package Your Coffee?

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  11. Podcast: Coffee Cultivation in Colombia PART 2

    Podcast: Coffee Cultivation in Colombia PART 2

    The second half of a pair of audio recordings from Tom's Skype conversation with Leonardo Henao who works with many Colombian Farmers.

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  12. Podcast: Coffee Cultivation in Colombia PART 1

    Podcast: Coffee Cultivation in Colombia PART 1

    The first half of a pair of audio recordings from Tom's Skype conversation with Leonardo Henao who works with many Colombian Farmers.

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Nicaragua Cup of Excellence 2003

Nicaragua Cup of Excellence 2003

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