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  1. The New Green Deal

    The New Green Deal

    It's New. It's a great deal. The coffee is green. The New Green Deal.

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  2. Sweet Maria's Green Coffee Sample Sets

    Sweet Maria's Green Coffee Sample Sets

    The ultimate order-ahead-of-time pre-holiday non-procrastinator stocking-stuffer

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  3. Happy Halloween. Here's Six Under Six

    Happy Halloween. Here's Six Under Six

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  4. Not Another Fruit Cake! (and what to do about holiday blending?)

    Not Another Fruit Cake! (and what to do about holiday blending?)

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  5. Sumatran Coffee: Grading and Appearance

    Sumatran Coffee: Grading and Appearance

    The appearance of green coffee from Indonesia can be jarring, especially if you’re used to washed beans from Africa or Central America. Why, many ask, does a Grade 1 Sumatra lack uniformity of color and/or bean size?

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  6. The Golden Bean Bronze Medal Bullet Profile

    The Golden Bean Bronze Medal Bullet Profile

    Check out Julio's award winning profile.

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  7. Roasting Flores Gunung Gedha on a Popcorn Popper and Quest M3s

    Roasting Flores Gunung Gedha on a Popcorn Popper and Quest M3s

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  8. Podcast Episode #25: The Global Trade/Burundi Discussion

    Podcast Episode #25: The Global Trade/Burundi Discussion

    Some very informative audio from last month's discussion

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  9. The Flores Factor

    The Flores Factor

    Crowd pleasing coffee from a promising origin.

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  10. Six under Six - July 2019

    Six under Six - July 2019

    Six delicious coffees for under six dollars.

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  11. 20% Off Guatemala Sale - Check Out Our "Cheat Sheet" Overview

    20% Off Guatemala Sale - Check Out Our "Cheat Sheet" Overview

    Take advantage of this great discount on these crowd-pleasing coffees.

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  12. A Second Look at 4 Ethiopian Coffees

    A Second Look at 4 Ethiopian Coffees

    We took a second look (and taste!) at 4 Ethiopian coffees from our 20% off sale.

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Podcast Episode 6: Coffee Rust Fungus and Organic Production in Honduras

Podcast Episode 6: Coffee Rust Fungus and Organic Production in Honduras

I made this recording in January this year, and thought I would share it as a new podcast because it addresses the effect of Roya (Coffee Leaf Rust) and the current crop. It's not a new problem, but is proportionally more important because it is so widespread now in Central America. It affects the smaller farmer more, as they have less resources to fight it, and less agronomical knowledge. It also has a huge affect on organic coffee techniques, since they don't allow the use of the fungicides that are needed to reduce the presence of the fungal spores. I realized after editing this that I left some parts in Spanish, and largely my rather iffy Spanish to boot. But I think many will understand those parts of the conversation anyway. Thanks for listening!  -Tom

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