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Sweet Maria's Coffee Podcast: Episode 2 - Amharic Prounciation

 The Amharic language in Ethiopia is difficult for any Westerner to grasp. In this podcast, Tom gets some informal lessons from some folks during one of his trips.

 

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Three New Coffees

Sumatra Lintong Aek Nauli has upfront sweetness, brown rice syrup, caramel sauce, Muscat grape, rhubarb, and modest acidity.

Sumatra Onan Ganjang Cultivar is syrupy with sarsaparilla, orange zest, cocoa bitterness, and stone fruit nectar.

Ethiopia Shebele-Shakiso SWP Decaf is our first custom decaf to combine both a...

Sweet Maria's Coffee Podcast: Episode 1 - Coffee Buying and Travel

Our first podcast takes place as Tom grinds and brews a cup of coffee in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He clears up a few misconceptions that people have about what happens after he steps off airplanes in origin countries. Learn about what goes into purchasing the coffee that ends up in your home roaster.

-recorded on Jan. 28th 2014

 

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A New Kenya Lot and the Return of the XL Africa Sampler:

 Kenya Nyeri Gatomboya AA has a complex profile with well defined flavors of red grapefruit, lemon, kiwi, white grape juice, tangerine and apple.

The XL Africa Sampler returns with value and variety, this iteration will consist of two Ethiopia lots, one Burundi, and one Rwanda.

Two New Coffees

Brazil Dry-Process Familia Campos has bold sweetness, unique acidity, for a Brazil lot, with hints of red raspberry, cooked banana and molasses.

Sumatra Toba Batak Peaberry this year has intense sweetness, rare for a wet-hulled lot, with rhubarb pie, spiced apple cider, rindy citrus acidity, and clean, black tea-like finish.