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Behmor Plus Drum Speed Comparison: Drum speed...schum speed. No, wait...it actually makes a difference.
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Sweet Maria's Cupping Trays: Here's a fun look at a pretty useful home roasting tool.
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We Just Can't Get Enough Green Coffee: A fun spin on a laborious warehouse job at Coffee Shrub/Sweet Maria's.
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A Day in the Life of the Sweet Maria's Warehouse : Coffee, pallets, awesome employees, dogs, boxes and coffee...and dogs.
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Ready, Set, Flip-Drip! : Get ready for some cutting edge, third wave/fourth wave coffee-flipping action!
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A Few Thoughts on Coffee Harvesting in Brazil : Tom talks about the unique harvesting methods on location at a farm near Sertão in Brazil.
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Eight Seconds of Mechanical Coffee Picking : Yes, it's actually separating the coffee cherries from the branches.
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Tom's Travel Brewing Techniques: With some basic, compact brewing supplies, Tom shows how to make great coffee away from home...for himself and fellow travelers.
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Tom's Travel Kit: Hit the road and brew great coffee with a few items that fit in a small sack.
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Sumatra Macro Madness: Tom shows you what coffee damage looks like before and after roasting. When we flick on the UV light, you can really see the defects.
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How To: Fold 3-Cup Chemex Filters: A simple task that pays off with a wonderful, clean Chemex brew.
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Natural Coffee: Part 3 : After considering processing & storage, Tom cups a few naturals and explains why certain naturals taste a certain way.
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Natural Coffee: Part 2: Take a detailed look at the differences between dry processed and wet processed coffee.
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Natural Coffee: Part 1: What is a "natural" coffee? What should you expect from them? Here's a short video explaining the basics.
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Choosing a Roaster: Part 2: Roasters starting at $300. The pros and cons of drum roasting.
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Choosing a Roaster: Part 1: Under $200 roasters: Pros and cons.
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Getting to Know the Behmor Brazen Coffee Brewer : Tom and Amanda show you our initial thoughts on using the Brazen.
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How to Seal Gold Foil Valve Bags With an Iron : Amanda walks you through how you can heat seal gold foil valve bags.
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Unstitching Our 20 Pound Bags: Noah shows you how to easily remove the stitching from our 20lb coffee bags.
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Four Beans and a Toaster Oven : Here's some close-up action of a violent 1st crack and some oil boiling from a few beans we put into a toaster oven.
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Our thoughts on the Bunn Trifecta MB: The Trifecta MB is a simple machine that brews great coffee.
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Here's what first crack looks like: We threw a few beans into a toaster oven to record what individual beans look like as they go through first crack.
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Cupping Insights: Dan and Aleco share their insights on cupping...with spoons, into spittoons, in our cupping room.
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Our New Wholesale Bags: We got fancy and decided to ship our wholesale orders in our own 50 and 100lb bags.
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Aleco's Rwanda Webcast: Broadcasted live on 6/22/12. Aleco talks about his Rwandan travels.
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Sweet Maria's Live Webcast: Coffee Sourcing: Dan and Aleco talk about coffee sourcing. How and why we import the coffees that are on our offerings list.
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Espresso Basics: Broadcasted live on May 18th, 2012. Dan and Amanda show some basic techniques you can use to get a great shot of espresso
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Behmor Biology Class: Broadcasted live on May 4, 2012. Josh shows you how to do some deep cleaning and maintain your Behmor roaster.
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Roasting with a Whirley Pop: Part 1 : Broadcasted live on April 20, 2012, Dan, Byron and Erica roast a 1/2 lb batch in a Whirley Pop.
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Roasting with a Whirley Pop: part 2: After re-connecting to the internet, Dan, Byron and Erica continue to discuss their Whirley Pop roast.
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Storing Green Coffee: Broadcasted live on 4/6/12. After showing how our sources ship coffee to us, Josh sits down with Tom and Erica to talk about coffee storage.
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Roasting Coffee with a Popcorn Popper: Broadcasted live on 3/23/12. Byron and Erica roast a batch and discuss the work-arounds, hints and things to look for when roasting with a popper.
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Green Coffee Processing: Broadcasted live on 2/24/12. Tom and Josh shed some light on what happens to your green coffee before it's shipped from origin.
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The Roast Process: Broadcasted live on 1/13/12. A detailed tour of the roast stages.
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Choosing Green Coffee: Broadcasted live on 2/10/12. How should you choose your coffee? We discuss processes, growing regions, etc.
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Burundi: Importing, Processing and Hats.: Broadcasted live on 3/9/12. Tom and Aleco got together to share stories about difficult travels to Burundi and other hard-to-reach coffee origins.
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Rambling On About Rwanda: The Potato Defect Issue : A good visual look at some defects in Rwandan coffee.
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The Coffee Trade in Lintong, Sumatra : Thompson visits North Sumatra and explores the market, collection areas and mills in Lintong.
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Tom's visit to a Sumatran Mill in Aceh: Tom gives us a close look at the the processing within a mill in Aceh.
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Green Coffee Cupping: Tom from Sweet Maria's cups green coffee. Yes, green, unroasted coffee.
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The Maker Faire in one minute: Here's a quick montage of our booth at Maker Faire 2011 at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds
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Single Cup Coffee Filter: Tom demonstrates the details of this little filter that sits on the top of your coffee cup. It's nice for travel or the office.
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Pour Over Party Part 1: Bonmac, Kone, Kantan and Kantan's Clone: Comparing different pour-over brew methods.
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Pour Over Party Part 2: The Results: Results of a comparison of different pour-over brewing methods
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Direct Trade Coffee Adventure: What it really takes to go to origin and tap the source.
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Cleaning the Clever Coffee Dripper: How to dismantle the dripper and clean it.
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Sieve Shaker - Why is this amusing? : For screening coffee grinds. So you can tell how well your grinder is working.
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Coffee Roasting Basics - Color Changes : Through close up images of coffee beans, Tom narrates the color changes in the roast process.
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Ethiopia First Crack: On a trip to Ethiopia, Tom captured video of coffee roasting as a part of a traditional coffee ceremony.
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Coffee Roasting Tutorial: Popcorn Popper Method: Tom demonstrates roasting in a popcorn popper.
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Coffee Processing Experiment: El Manzano: Tasting 3 coffees from El Manzano El Salvador that were processed three ways.
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Silverskin on Green Coffee: Indicator of Cherry Ripeness?: Does the amount of silverskin present on green coffee indicate something about the ripeness of the fruit?
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Behmor Control Panel Explanation: Overview of Behmor control panel
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Roasting Basics with the Behmor Home Roaster: Josh steps through the process of home roasting in a Behmor.
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Cupping Green Coffee: Tasting all the stages of roast, from green through first and second crack.
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Finca West Oakland: Growing Coffee at Home: Growing, picking, processing, roasting, grinding and brewing coffee at home. Elevation in West Oakland is 8 feet above sea level.
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Home Barista Roasting Challenge Part 1 - Blended Coffees : Cupping the entries in the Home Barista Roasting Challenge Blended Coffees .
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Roasting One Pound of Coffee in a Behmor Home Roaster: Roasting a Pound of Coffee in a Behmor Home Roaster
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Choosing Green Coffee; Replacing a Favorite... : How to Choose Green Coffee to Home Roast
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Home Barista Coffee Roast Challenge: Part 1 - Blends : Cupping the entries in the blend competition
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Home Barista Roasting Challenge Part 2: Single Origin Brewed Coffees : Cupping the entries in the Home Barista Roasting Challenge Single Origin Brewed Coffees .
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El Salvador Wet Processing: Close up of coffee processing in a wet mill.
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Coffee Processing in El Salvador: From tree to coffee mill in El Salvador