Category: Topics

Coffee issues and topics: We can’t find a good name for this meta-category of articles about the coffee trade, the science of coffee, issues of coffee evalutation and taste. It’s the best we can do…

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Putting the BOO in BOOTH: SCA Coffee Expo

Some slightly bitter reflections on the values of the Specialty Coffee Association, with a touch of unpleasant acidity and a tainted defect note in the

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Zimbabwe Coffee Cherry

Good Reads: What Happened to Zimbabwe Coffee?

A recent Specialty Coffee Association newsletter article offers an updated picture of the turmoil for Zimbabwe’s coffee trade I remember when I started buying green

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Roast Cupping Test First Crack

First Crack FAQ: What is First Crack? What is Second Crack?

If you’re struggling to identify the sound of first crack and second crack when roasting coffee, read on… I remember many years ago writing a

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sweet maria's crew unloading the incoming green coffee on bean board pallets

Sweet Maria’s Green Coffee List: When to Expect New Coffee Arrivals

A look at the coffee crop cycle and other factors that affect our Green Coffee List (jump directly to the lists of upcoming and incoming

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