Coffee Shrub

  1. From '93 to Infinity

    From '93 to Infinity

    We've been incredibly happy with our Rwanda offerings this year.

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  2. Color Us In

    Color Us In

    We'd like to start a campaign.

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  3. Talk About Roastng - Andrew Bowman, Tony's Coffee 

    Talk About Roastng - Andrew Bowman, Tony's Coffee 

    It was incredibly generous of my dear friend Andrew Bowman at Tony's Coffee in Bellingham, WA to send me their roast of the Rwanda Gitesi.

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  4. A Look at Our 3 Decafs 

    A Look at Our 3 Decafs 

    Each time we send off new coffees for decaffeination at the Swiss Water Process factory like antelope sprinting across the prairie, we're looking carefully through our coffees for great candidates and new possible blends.

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  5. Cupping the Shrub Rwandas at Roast House 

    Cupping the Shrub Rwandas at Roast House 

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  6. Coffee Shrub's recent visit to Food Craft Institute in Oakland

    Coffee Shrub's recent visit to Food Craft Institute in Oakland

    Last Saturday, March 8th, Sweet Maria's/Coffee Shrub taught a class in the Food Craft Institute’s Coffee Bar 101 course series.

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  7. Carry on through with two new Guatemalan coffees

    Carry on through with two new Guatemalan coffees

    Shopping around for a current-crop Guatemalan coffee that cups 'fresh' is a tall order this time of year.

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  8. Cuptoberfest on video! Now you can live it too!

    Cuptoberfest on video! Now you can live it too!

    This past October we hosted a cupping at the Sweet Maria's compound in West Oakland that was attended by roasters from all over the Bay Area

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  9. Talking About Roasting: Darren Smith

    Talking About Roasting: Darren Smith

    Darren Smith from Sumas Mountain Coffee Co. and I have been exchanging some thoughts about roast levels, roast logs, and one of the shrub coffees that he recently picked up from us.

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  10. Stock Update

    Stock Update

    Here is the stock update for Thursday Feb 6, 2014 to help roasters get a better understanding of how much we have left of each lot

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  11. Talk about Roasting - Hideo Gunawan, Curious People Roastery Jakarta, Indonesia

    Talk about Roasting - Hideo Gunawan, Curious People Roastery Jakarta, Indonesia

    Some people might not be aware that the Shrub has a pretty far reaching global customer base.

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  12. Coffee Shrub Cuptoberfest 2013

    Coffee Shrub Cuptoberfest 2013

    Last week Coffee Shrub and Sweet Maria’s had the pleasure of hosting another “Cuptoberfest” here in West Oakland.

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  13. Talk about Roasting - Ed Freedman, Shearwater Coffee Roasters Fairfield, CT

    Talk about Roasting - Ed Freedman, Shearwater Coffee Roasters Fairfield, CT

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  14. Shrub Samples

    Shrub Samples

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  15. Planting for the Future in Huehue 

    Planting for the Future in Huehue 

    While the Guatemala coffees are arriving weekly here in Oakland, the harvest is all finished on the small farms that work with us in Proyecto Xinabajul.

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  16. Happy Birthday Shrub!

    Happy Birthday Shrub!

    Shrub is 4 years old!

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  17. Shrub Mtn Colorado Cupping

    Shrub Mtn Colorado Cupping

    Coffee Shrub Sourcerer Aleco Chigounis came out to Colorado to visit Shrub Mtn last week and we had a 3 day whirlwind tour of northern Colorado visiting roasters in Thornton, Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins

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  18. 3 Roasts + more roasts: Guatemala Alotenango - Guacatepeque Small Producers

    3 Roasts + more roasts: Guatemala Alotenango - Guacatepeque Small Producers

    This coffee is a careful construction, built by blending some smaller batches together.

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  19. Cupping across Colorado and new Guatemalas 

    Cupping across Colorado and new Guatemalas 

    It's been a pretty fun and sociable couple of weeks here in Colorado with lots of visitors coming up through Shrub Mountain for roasting and cupping, as well as some visits of my own to stop in and see some folks.

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  20. Talkin' bout Roasting with Vajra Rich, Boxcar Coffee Roasters 

    Talkin' bout Roasting with Vajra Rich, Boxcar Coffee Roasters 

    Vajra Rich at Boxcar Coffee Roasters in Boulder, CO. is one of my favorite roasters to talk to about roasting.

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