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    The Bullet R1 Meet Up. Video & Highlights

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  2. The Victorio Stainless Steel Stovepops Have Arrived

    The Victorio Stainless Steel Stovepops Have Arrived

    The best stovetop popper for coffee.

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  3. Product Guide: Sample Sets - New Additions

    Product Guide: Sample Sets - New Additions

    Different ways to get more of the coffee you want, for less.

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  4. Product Guide: Sweet Maria's Sample Sets

    Product Guide: Sweet Maria's Sample Sets

    Flavor variety or flavor precision. Whatever you are into, these are for you.

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  5. New Arrivals: Kayon Mountain Farm - Two Ways

    New Arrivals: Kayon Mountain Farm - Two Ways

    Two Ethiopia Shakiso coffees side by side

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  6. New Arrivals: Brazil

    New Arrivals: Brazil

    Nutty, chocolaty and great for an espresso base

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  7. Start 2016 Off Right With Some Great Ethiopian Coffee

    Start 2016 Off Right With Some Great Ethiopian Coffee

    What a selection!

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  8. New Guatemalan and Colombian Arrivals

    New Guatemalan and Colombian Arrivals

    ...all great for espresso too!

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  9. Four New Coffees from Colombia, Costa Rica and Ethiopia

    Four New Coffees from Colombia, Costa Rica and Ethiopia

    ...all packed with more flavor than you can handle.

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  10. A Variety of Seven New Arrivals

    A Variety of Seven New Arrivals

    Most of these are excellent for espresso!

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  11. New Arrivals for Oct 9th

    New Arrivals for Oct 9th

    Seven new coffees for the 9th.

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  12. Five New Offerings From Colombia, Java and Rwanda

    Five New Offerings From Colombia, Java and Rwanda

    excellent offerings from Colombia, Java and Rwanda

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Yemen, Espresso Competition, and Stuff.

We are waiting on some other new coffee arrivals (and a couple new merch arrivals too) but I wanted to highlight the Yemen Mokha Sana'ani. Sometimes we switch to a new lot, and forget to underscore the fact, or even mention it! This new crop Sana'ani is quite dynamic and has some very lively bittering chocolate and spice notes. This lot exemplifies the postitive aspects of "leathery" flavors in a better way than any Yemen I can recall. Yes, leather can be good! We also have a new Sumatra Tapanuli WP Decaf which is quite nice (an very useful for a base low-caf or no-caf blends, espresso too). In fact, 60-40 with the Yemen Sana' ani as the later is an amazing low-caf blend. On a different note, this weekend up in Petaluma, Sonoma County, is the WRBC Barista Competition. I'll be giving a presentation about Sweet Maria's, home roasting, and what-have-you. If you have any idea what I will be talking about, please email me and let me know.

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