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  1. Coffee Roasting Basics: Nerd Nite Silicon Valley 6/25

    Coffee Roasting Basics: Nerd Nite Silicon Valley 6/25

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  2. Espresso Basics & More

    Espresso Basics & More

    Sign up for our espresso basics class

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  3. Video: Sample Roasting with an Aillio Bullet R1

    Video: Sample Roasting with an Aillio Bullet R1

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  4. Video: Larry Cotton's Sifter Coffee Roaster

    Video: Larry Cotton's Sifter Coffee Roaster

    Sweet Maria's Customer Larry Cotton blows our mind again

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  5. Video: Dry Process Coffee & Quakers

    Video: Dry Process Coffee & Quakers

    How we grade for the quality of our dry process coffees

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  6. New Postcards. Quakers: Resistant to Roast

    New Postcards. Quakers: Resistant to Roast

    Our new postcards. Look for one in your next order.

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  7. Bullet R1 Roaster Meet Up

    Bullet R1 Roaster Meet Up

    Join us for a meet-up where we will discuss the very popular Aillio Bullet R1 coffee roaster.

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  8. Growing Coffee at Home: Repotting Plantlets

    Growing Coffee at Home: Repotting Plantlets

    The amazing roots of very small coffea arabica plants

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  9. 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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  10. Storing Your Roasted Coffee

    Storing Your Roasted Coffee

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  11. A Path to Food-Grade Cascara at the Helsar Micro-mill

    A Path to Food-Grade Cascara at the Helsar Micro-mill

    Cascara beverages are popping up everywhere these days.

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  12. How to roast your own coffee

    How to roast your own coffee

    Home coffee roasting is as fun and easy (or as exacting and technical), as you want to make it. Whatever method you use, you will be on your way to drinking much better coffee.

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Prop 65 Explained

Prop 65 Explained

If you are reading this, you probably noticed a warning within our espresso machine product descriptions.

The warning has to do with a law called the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, known as “Proposition 65.” Proposition 65 is a far-reaching law that applies to any company that operates in California and sells products in California. Prop 65 requires us to post a warning on any product that contains, or may contain, any of more than 800 elements that the California Air Resources Board considers harmful. Since the espresso machines we sell have brass boilers, we have to comply with this law and post the warning on our website. The espresso machines we sell have been sold and used for years without documented harm.

Roasted Coffee---> Acrylamide can also form in some starchy foods during high-temperature cooking, such as frying, roasting, and baking. Acrylamide forms from sugars and an amino acid that are naturally in food; it does not come from food packaging or the environment.