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    An overview of our buying in this ever important coffee origin with links to roasting fundamentals.

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    An amazing dry process Ethiopia now available as both regular and decaf.

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    Clean your roaster. Clean your roaster. Clean your roaster.

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    Great results from a roaster that only costs a few bucks.

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    Air Roasters: An Overview

    When blowing hot air gives you solid results

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    Behmor Espresso Roast Profile: Peru FTO Don Rigoberto

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    When roasting at home was the primary method, and buying from a shop was your plan b !

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Upcoming Class: Roasting With A Gene Cafe

Upcoming Class: Roasting With A Gene Cafe
Dec. 18, 2018

Join us on January 25th for our Gene Cafe class. We are pretty excited because it will be our first event focusing on the Gene.

If you are thinking of getting one, we look forward to giving you all the info you need. If you have been using one for a while, you might learn something new or receive insight from other Gene Cafe-ers in the room.

The Gene is technically a drum roaster but unlike most machines in this category, it uses hot air to roast the coffee in a glass chamber that rotates off axis. This allows for a nice view of the roast process.

Please note, this is an in-person event that will take place at our location in Oakland, CA. We will do our best to live stream it on Facebook so you can watch it online during or after the event is over.

This is a free event but you must sign up to attend. Space is limited.

Email [email protected] to sign up.

Friday, January 25, 2019
1pm - 2pm
Sweet Maria's Coffee
2823 Adeline St. Oakland, CA 94608