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  1. Guatemala: Buying Overview + Roasting Fundamentals Review

    Guatemala: Buying Overview + Roasting Fundamentals Review

    An overview of our buying in this ever important coffee origin with links to roasting fundamentals.

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  2. Moka Java: Re-Constructing the World's Oldest Blend

    Moka Java: Re-Constructing the World's Oldest Blend

    The long, storied past of Moka Java blend and how to blend it yourself.

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  3. Roasting Fundamentals: Getting Started with Decaf Coffee

    Roasting Fundamentals: Getting Started with Decaf Coffee

    Tricky to roast but better tasting than ever.

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  4. Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Two Ways: Regular vs. Decaf

    Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Two Ways: Regular vs. Decaf

    An amazing dry process Ethiopia now available as both regular and decaf.

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  5. Flores: A Balanced and Beautiful Indonesian coffee

    Flores: A Balanced and Beautiful Indonesian coffee

    Flores is a unique Indonesian coffee area, not just because the Komodo Dragons are some close... but because of the excellent quality.

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  6. Rwanda Mutovu Video Tour: Incremental Improvements, a Competition-Level Cup

    Rwanda Mutovu Video Tour: Incremental Improvements, a Competition-Level Cup

    Small improvements at Rwanda Mutovu washing station has led to a consistent, competition-level coffee.

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  7. Sweet Maria's Staff Picks: Featuring Ryan

    Sweet Maria's Staff Picks: Featuring Ryan

    ...because we have our favorites too.

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  8. Behmor  Roaster: Video Primer on Cleaning and Maintenance

    Behmor Roaster: Video Primer on Cleaning and Maintenance

    Clean your roaster. Clean your roaster. Clean your roaster.

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  9. Rwanda Kageyo : Fresh Coffee and a Fresh Infrastructure Project

    Rwanda Kageyo : Fresh Coffee and a Fresh Infrastructure Project

    We're helping fund a buildout at the Kageyo station and you can help too!

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  10. Six Under Six

    Six Under Six

    Six Super Coffees...all under six bucks.

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  11. Video: Light Roastin' With Your Behmor

    Video: Light Roastin' With Your Behmor

    Grab the controls and roast a light batch with your 1600

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  12. Honduras: Coffee Sourcing Challenges

    Honduras: Coffee Sourcing Challenges

    While we may have struggled to find a consistent source in Honduras, we continue to come up with good coffee. Find out how.

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Happy Halloween. Here's Six Under Six

Happy Halloween. Here's Six Under Six
Oct. 31, 2019

Happy Halloween! The scariest thing about home roasting is running out of green coffee and being stuck brewing the slim selection sold your local cafe or that over-roasted, oily commercial coffee from the grocery store. We curated this list of sub-six dollar coffees so you can stock up and the price will be the last thing to be afraid of. We always have coffees with low prices and currently offer about a dozen under six bucks. If you are an espresso drinker, most of these will be great for you as well!

 

Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop $5.95 - Layered sweetness gives way to subtle baking spice and apple accents, black tea, and lemon water acidity. Balanced sweet and bitter flavors and Full City shows rich dark chocolate and cherry notes. Good for espresso.

El Salvador Finca Santa Julia Bourbon $5.85 - Middle roasts have flavor aspects of granola; oats and roasted almonds baked with honey and cinnamon, even a subtle dried raisin note. Heavier dark chocolate flavors are found at Full City. Good for espresso.

Mexico Chiapas Finca Chanjul $5.95 - A sweet almond paste flavors unfolds to candied nut flavors like almond and peanut, chocolate-covered nut, baking cocoa, and inky body. Good for espresso.

Timor Letefoho Poulala $5.90 - City+ pulls out an underlay of unsweetened cocoa powder that allows tart berry and fruit skin notes to stand out. Big body, moderate acidity, and herbal finishing hints.

Colombia Inzá Veredas Vecinas $5.95 - City+ constructs a framework of sucanat, panela, and toffee sweetness, marked by raisin and almond hints. Full City boosts dark chocolate tones and milky body.  Good for espresso.

Peru Fair Trade Organic Utcubamba Don Rigoberto $5.80 - Versatile coffee, undertones of unrefined sugars, walnut and hazelnut accents, impenetrable chocolate characteristics when roasted dark, and moderate acidity. Good for espresso and milk drinks.