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Controlling Quality: Sample Roasting

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by Dan Wood

1950s Probat B3 - Capable of consistency, this one sees daily use1950s Probat B3 - Capable of consistency, this one sees daily use

Moving Our Warehouse: Update

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Panorama of the back half of our new warehousePanorama of the back half of our new warehouse

 

As most of you already know, Coffee Shrub and Sweet Maria's moved to our new warehouse all of last week. The move's gone well, and we're working to shore things up this week. In reality, we'll likely be putting on the "final touches" for weeks to come, but we expect our order fulfillment to be back up to full capacity middle of the week (Wednesday August 31).

Rwanda + Burundi = Espresso Perfection

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Rwanda + Burundi = Espresso PerfectionRwanda + Burundi = Espresso Perfection

Coffee + Photography = ?

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I like to take pictures, I like to travel, and I sell coffee. On its face, myself and many others do the same in a straightforward way, especially when we go to a specific farm or mill where we are buying. We point our cameras at the farmer, at their trees, and their dog, at their wet-pulper machine, at their family members, and we take a picture.

Taste and Price: When Values Shift

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Taste and Price: When Values Shift

I miss a lot of things that happen in the coffee press. There's just too much out there. But I recently caught glimpse of this and found it very thought-provoking.

Posting the image above to Instagram and asking for comments lead to a huge range of reactions. So I thought I would post my own thoughts in a better-suited format here.

New Colombia Container: Sample Set $15 - SOLD OUT

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A chance to sample 8 fresh Colombia coffees for little more than the price of shipping.
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Branches filled to what seems like the limit, with green cherry for the upcoming harvest; Urrao, ColombiaBranches filled to what seems like the limit, with green cherry for the upcoming harvest; Urrao, Colombia

Double-Take: Two Prime SO Espressos

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Pulling Espresso on the Rocket Giotto EvoluzionePulling Espresso on the Rocket Giotto Evoluzione