The Coffee Trade

  1. Uganda Like This Coffee

    Uganda Like This Coffee

    Coffee from western Uganda has typically been low grade commercial quality. But potential is there...

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  2. Coffee Quality

    Coffee Quality

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  3. Podcast: Indonesian Coffee with Coffee Trader, Daniel Shewmaker

    Podcast: Indonesian Coffee with Coffee Trader, Daniel Shewmaker

    Tom and David chat about the Indonesian coffee trade.

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  4. Kenya Coffee Grades

    Kenya Coffee Grades

    A geeky macro video of the various grades and types of Kenya coffee. Some of this information can apply to wet processed coffee elsewhere too! -Tom

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  5. Import Partners and Direct Trade

    Import Partners and Direct Trade

    If you've ever visited our warehouse, you may have noticed coffee bags with logos other than the "Sweet Maria's", or our sister wholesale business "Coffee Shrub" logos.

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  6. Day after Day Job

    Day after Day Job

    Many home roasting enthusiasts dream of starting their own roasting businesses.

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  7. Taste and Price: When Values Shift

    Taste and Price: When Values Shift

    I recently caught glimpse of this and found it very thought-provoking.

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  8. Taste and Price: When Values Shift - DUPLICATE

    Taste and Price: When Values Shift - DUPLICATE

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  9. Podcast: Kenya Coffee with Mette-Marie Hansen

    Podcast: Kenya Coffee with Mette-Marie Hansen

    An insight into the African coffee trade.

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  10. Day after Day Job Part 2

    Day after Day Job Part 2

    Part 2: Go For The Green Coffee is wonderfully appealing for a number of reasons; that is, there is no one thing that makes a coffee great.

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  11. Grounds For Health Roasters Challenge

    Grounds For Health Roasters Challenge

    We are participating in the 2015 Grounds for Health Roasters Challenge and we are hoping you can help too.

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  12. Our Posse's On Broadway (SCAA Seattle) 

    Our Posse's On Broadway (SCAA Seattle) 

    It's Thursday morning in Seattle, and I have to say, this isn't what I remember it being like when I lived here 10 years ago.

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  13. On Our Way to SCAA 

    On Our Way to SCAA 

    We're heading up to Seattle for SCAA Thursday-Sunday.

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  14. Port Update 4/3/15 - Good News! 

    Port Update 4/3/15 - Good News! 

    After months of congestion due to a nearly yearlong labor dispute the Port of Oakland is on its way back to normal operations.

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  15. Artisanal, Hand-Wrapped Pallets

    Artisanal, Hand-Wrapped Pallets

    Part of daily life here at Coffee Shrub home base is preparing freight shipments for orders that are 400 lb or more.

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  16. Port Slowdowns & Updates - UPDATE 3/17/15

    Port Slowdowns & Updates - UPDATE 3/17/15

    By now I'm sure you all know about the contract dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association, and the severe delays incurred at West Coast ports, including Oakland.

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  17. Trystero Coffee in the LA Times 

    Trystero Coffee in the LA Times 

    We’re always happy to see our Coffee Shrub customers get propers for all the work they put into roasting .

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  18. Costa Rica Coffee Competition

    Costa Rica Coffee Competition

    No, we're not having a competition for Costa Rican coffee. But for both private and cooperative mills in many of Costa Rica's growing regions, the competition for ripe cherry has become quite intense insuring an uptick in coffee prices, despite the ever-dipping NY Commodities Exchange.

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  19. Talking About Roasting: Robbie Dietrich

    Talking About Roasting: Robbie Dietrich

    Hearing Robbie's answers to my questions about roasting, I found his focus on roaster cleaning and maintenance to be particularly important as well as his approach to manually profiling.

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  20. Cupvemberfest 2014 - Blend Intentions

    Cupvemberfest 2014 - Blend Intentions

    A warehouse full of Bay Area (and beyond) coffee roasters shared an open discussion about blending on November 14th here in Oakland.

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