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  1. Hot Rod Home Coffee Roasters: The Spirit of Invention

    Hot Rod Home Coffee Roasters: The Spirit of Invention

    For some people who roast their own coffee, off-the-shelf home coffee roasting appliances don't cut it.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Sweet Maria's 20th Anniversary Party Photos

    Sweet Maria's 20th Anniversary Party Photos

    Good vibes, good folks, good food.

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  5. Gravity: To callibrate my single cup brewing method, I had to test the rate at which an object fell into Lake Toba

    Gravity: To callibrate my single cup brewing method, I had to test the rate at which an object fell into Lake Toba

    To calibrate my single cup brewing method, I had to test the rate at which an object fell into Lake Toba

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  6. Tom and Dan in "Specialty Coffee Socks" Season 1 : Episode 1

    Tom and Dan in "Specialty Coffee Socks" Season 1 : Episode 1

    Tom and Dan (and our new socks) star in our latest sitcom spoof.

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  7. Cups! Cups! Cups!

    Cups! Cups! Cups!

    A guide to our favorite coffee vessels. Take 20% off of selected cups through the end of March.

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  8. Cupping Lab in 360 Degrees

    Cupping Lab in 360 Degrees

    Testing out the new 360° camera in the cupping lab.

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  9. Sweet Maria's 360° Test

    Sweet Maria's 360° Test

    Just trying out a new camera in the warehouse. Enjoy the view in 360°.

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  10. Calling all Cats

    Calling all Cats

    Have your cat featured in the 2017 Sweet Maria's Cats of Coffee Calendar.

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  11. Stale Records - Fresh Coffee

    Stale Records - Fresh Coffee

    The official Sweet Maria's sniff test

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  12. Podcast: Morning Sounds from my Coffee Travels

    Podcast: Morning Sounds from my Coffee Travels

    Sounds that Tom wakes up to on the road.

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  13. Video: Hand Cupping: New Ideas in Coffee 

    Video: Hand Cupping: New Ideas in Coffee 

    Serious discussion about adding a new dimension to the coffee evaluation technique, hand cupping.

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  14. Oct/Nov. 2012: Only 15 Years ?!: Sweet Maria’s Coffee turns 15

    Oct/Nov. 2012: Only 15 Years ?!: Sweet Maria’s Coffee turns 15

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  15. this is how we do it

    this is how we do it

    I just did a whirlwind trip to and from the Sweet Maria's/Coffee Shrub compound in Oakland this week.

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  16. Symposium, Imposium, Opposium

    Symposium, Imposium, Opposium

    I have always had mixed feelings about the SCAA Symposium. And in my inimitable style, I have had them in absence of any actual experience: I never went to Symposium.

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  17. July/August 2011: Grinder Comparison Test: Rancilio Rocky vs. Hario Slim vs. Bodum C-Mill

    July/August 2011: Grinder Comparison Test: Rancilio Rocky vs. Hario Slim vs. Bodum C-Mill

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  18. Finca West Oakland: Growing Coffee at Home

    Finca West Oakland: Growing Coffee at Home

    With Ben's help, picking and processing our scant home grown coffee supply. It's basically 2 producing plants, Catuai and Caturra.

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  19. Cupping Green, Unroasted Coffee.....Yum

    Cupping Green, Unroasted Coffee.....Yum

    In this funny little experiment, Tom ground and brewed coffee at various stages from green to a City+ roast. 

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  20. Green Coffee Cupping

    Green Coffee Cupping

    Tom from Sweet Maria's cups green coffee. Yes, green, unroasted coffee.

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