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  1. What is Dry-Processed Coffee?

    What is Dry-Processed Coffee?

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  2. Sumatra Defect Images

    Sumatra Defect Images

    Traditional Sumatran coffees are wet-hulled. It's also called semi-washed coffee which may or may not be accurate since there are variations in methods.

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  3. Indonesian Fundamentals: Approaches to Roasting Indonesian Coffees and a Look at Rustic Sweetness

    Indonesian Fundamentals: Approaches to Roasting Indonesian Coffees and a Look at Rustic Sweetness

    These are coffees that you roast not to push acidity, but to push their rustic sweetness and mouthfeel.

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  4. Rwanda + Burundi Fundamentals

    Rwanda + Burundi Fundamentals

    Rwanda has one of the most interesting East African coffee histories.

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  5. Dan's first origin trip to Guatemala

    Dan's first origin trip to Guatemala

    Dan manages our cupping lab and roasts/cups countless coffees every week so he was excited to travel to Guatemala to visit farms that we work with.

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  6. Ethiopia Fundamentals

    Ethiopia Fundamentals

    With their perfumed, floral aromatics, uniquely honeyed sweetness and tremendous balance between flavor components, Ethiopian coffees are true diamonds in the rough.

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  7. Kenya Fundamentals

    Kenya Fundamentals

    Kenyan coffees are masterpieces. They're the total package.

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  8. Natural Coffee: Part 2

    Natural Coffee: Part 2

    Take a detailed look at the differences between dry processed and wet processed coffee.

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  9. Origin of Potato Defect in Rwanda Coffee

    Origin of Potato Defect in Rwanda Coffee

    Last year Aleco and I were traveling in Rwanda, and made a shocking discovery in the Western district of Nyamasheke.

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  10. December/January 2012/2013: Seasons Green Beans

    December/January 2012/2013: Seasons Green Beans

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  11. July 2012: The Central Question

    July 2012: The Central Question

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  12. Green Coffee Processing

    Green Coffee Processing

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  13. September/October 2011: A Bump on the Butt of Specialty Coffee

    September/October 2011: A Bump on the Butt of Specialty Coffee

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  14. Dec 2010 - Jan 2011: Mr. Natural No More

    Dec 2010 - Jan 2011: Mr. Natural No More

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  15. 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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  16. Mar 2010: Natural Processing Conundrum: Are there origins that ought not to do Dry Processing?

    Mar 2010: Natural Processing Conundrum: Are there origins that ought not to do Dry Processing?

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  17. All shades of red, yellow and green. Shanta Golba Union, Ethiopia

    All shades of red, yellow and green. Shanta Golba Union, Ethiopia

    A pretty picture, but horrible selection of coffee cherry. I saw a lot of this in my recent trip to southern Ethiopia.

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  18. Coffee Damage under UV Light

    Coffee Damage under UV Light

    Ultraviolet light is useful to see problems with coffee like mold and bacteria, but these are things that affect low grade lots that are already quite damaged.

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  19. Back in black (from Harar)

    Back in black (from Harar)

    The title? Well, I am just humoring myself. I have one clean t-shirt left and it's black.

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  20. Sumatra Coffee: Harvest and Processing

    Sumatra Coffee: Harvest and Processing

    This is a longer video compiled from clips shot in North Sumatra

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