Coffee Shrub

  1. Talking About Roasting: Amanda Daley, Fable Coffee

    Talking About Roasting: Amanda Daley, Fable Coffee

    I am endlessly curious about how people end up being coffee roasters, how they got the bug, and what kinds of journeys the craft has taken them on.

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  2. Sweet Talking

    Sweet Talking

    We were lucky to have Four Barrel Coffee host Shrub and a bunch of other Bay Area roasters at their training facility on Friday July 18th to talk all sweet to each other about roasting.

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  3. Shrubs straight from KCMO

    Shrubs straight from KCMO

    In an attempt to shorten shipping times as well as shrink shipping rates throughout the midwest as well as to the East Coast, we will beginning shipping select coffees out of the Paris Brothers warehouse in Kansas City, MO.

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  4. Ethiopia Madness…and MANY more to come! (

    Ethiopia Madness…and MANY more to come! (

    Yes, that's correct, we have more Ethiopia coffee hitting the list very soon - like next week "very soon".

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  5. From '93 to Infinity

    From '93 to Infinity

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

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  6. Color Us In

    Color Us In

    We'd like to start a campaign.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Cupping the Shrub Rwandas at Roast House 

    Cupping the Shrub Rwandas at Roast House 

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Talk about Roasting - Ed Freedman, Shearwater Coffee Roasters Fairfield, CT

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

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  18. Shrub Samples

    Shrub Samples

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  19. 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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  20. Happy Birthday Shrub!

    Happy Birthday Shrub!

    Shrub is 4 years old!

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