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  1. 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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  2. Storing Your Roasted Coffee

    Storing Your Roasted Coffee

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  3. Pasquini Espresso Equipment

    Pasquini Espresso Equipment

    We have decided not to continue stocking the Livia, or other Pasquini items. This page remains here as a snapshot of what we thought about the Livia (still, a very nice espresso machine!)

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  4. Proper Pants for Coffee Travels?

    Proper Pants for Coffee Travels?

    Tom's take on on the right pants...more than just protection from ants.

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  5. Coming Soon - The Victorio Stovetop Popper for Coffee Roasting

    Coming Soon - The Victorio Stovetop Popper for Coffee Roasting

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Sweet Maria's Homeroast Community Email List

    Sweet Maria's Homeroast Community Email List

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  9. Our 20/20/20 Sale! 20% off 20 coffees because we are 20.

    Our 20/20/20 Sale! 20% off 20 coffees because we are 20.

    We are 20 years old, so take 20% off

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  10. Indonesia: A Live Talk with Thompson Owen - CANCELLED

    Indonesia: A Live Talk with Thompson Owen - CANCELLED

    Tom's got a slideshow and some great stories to share about his travels to Indonesia

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  11. Sweet Maria's is Hiring

    Sweet Maria's is Hiring

    We are looking for someone to join our customer service team.

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  12. Send Your Pet Photos to the 2018 Sweet Maria's Calendar Casting Call

    Send Your Pet Photos to the 2018 Sweet Maria's Calendar Casting Call

    Want to have your pet appear in the 2018 Sweet Maria's Calendar?

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Root Simple's Whirley Poppin' Roasting Demo

Root Simple's Whirley Poppin' Roasting Demo

July 19, 2016

We have been meaning to tell you about this great demo the do-it-yourselfers from Root Simple hosted a few weekends back. It was part of  the LA Natural History Museum's Summer Nights in the Garden event series. The museum was a bit outside our stomping grounds so we couldn't attend but were really happy to see that it went well. Over 100 folks got to experience the basics of turning green coffee into brown coffee.

Erik and Kelly at Root Simple have been roasting Sweet Maria's coffee in a Whirley Pop for the past few years and really like the control it offers. Check out their take on home roasting and using the Whirley. Speaking of Whirley Pop roasters, we just launched a new Whirley Pop with a stainless steel pan combined with the nylon plastic gear set that has proven itself to be better than metal gears.

If you or anyone you know is organizing a home coffee roasting demo in your town, send us an email. We might be able to give you a little support.