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  1. Moka Java: Re-Constructing the World's Oldest Blend

    Moka Java: Re-Constructing the World's Oldest Blend

    The long, storied past of Moka Java blend and how to blend it yourself.

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  2. Roasting Fundamentals: Getting Started with Decaf Coffee

    Roasting Fundamentals: Getting Started with Decaf Coffee

    Tricky to roast but better tasting than ever.

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  3. Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Two Ways: Regular vs. Decaf

    Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Two Ways: Regular vs. Decaf

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

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  4. Flores: A Balanced and Beautiful Indonesian coffee

    Flores: A Balanced and Beautiful Indonesian coffee

    Flores is a unique Indonesian coffee area, not just because the Komodo Dragons are some close... but because of the excellent quality.

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  5. Rwanda Mutovu Video Tour: Incremental Improvements, a Competition-Level Cup

    Rwanda Mutovu Video Tour: Incremental Improvements, a Competition-Level Cup

    Small improvements at Rwanda Mutovu washing station has led to a consistent, competition-level coffee.

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  6. Sweet Maria's Staff Picks: Featuring Ryan

    Sweet Maria's Staff Picks: Featuring Ryan

    ...because we have our favorites too.

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  7. Behmor  Roaster: Video Primer on Cleaning and Maintenance

    Behmor Roaster: Video Primer on Cleaning and Maintenance

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

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  8. Rwanda Kageyo : Fresh Coffee and a Fresh Infrastructure Project

    Rwanda Kageyo : Fresh Coffee and a Fresh Infrastructure Project

    We're helping fund a buildout at the Kageyo station and you can help too!

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  9. Six Under Six

    Six Under Six

    Six Super Coffees...all under six bucks.

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  10. Video: Light Roastin' With Your Behmor

    Video: Light Roastin' With Your Behmor

    Grab the controls and roast a light batch with your 1600

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  11. Honduras: Coffee Sourcing Challenges

    Honduras: Coffee Sourcing Challenges

    While we may have struggled to find a consistent source in Honduras, we continue to come up with good coffee. Find out how.

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  12. Flores as Espresso:  Manu Lalu Coop Lot

    Flores as Espresso: Manu Lalu Coop Lot

    Wet process Flores makes fantastic single origin espresso. Have a look at our cupping notes.

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Behmor Roaster: Video Primer on Cleaning and Maintenance

Behmor  Roaster: Video Primer on Cleaning and Maintenance

A clean Behmor will give you delicious roasts and will more importantly be a safer machine to roast coffee with. Wiping oils from the surfaces inside the roast chamber is a no-brainer. Layers of brown, baked oils can inhibit the Behmor's sensor, dim the light, and make the door window hard to see through. This is a pretty simple task to to do and should be done every couple roasts.

It's also important to perform a deeper cleaning by opening up the side panel and removing the exhaust cover. If you have owned your Behmor for a while and never done this, you will be surprised by how much dust and chaff have built up in and around the fans and other mechanisms.

A few squirts of Simple Green, and a little bit of time are all it takes to keep producing delicious (and safe) batches with your Behmor roaster.