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Sette Finally Arrives on Kitchen Counters in North America!

It happened, in case you didn’t hear… Our certifications have been received and we are in full Sette production mode at our manufacturing facility in Taiwan. By next week, we’ll have shipped out 2,200 Sette 270 and 270W grinders in …

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Duty Cycle of the Sette Series #UsingTheRightToolForTheJob

The Sette 270 and 270w have shipped and we are delighted with the initial feedback we’re receiving! Some questions have come in about duty cycle – the time which the grinder is actively grinding beans. The Sette was designed for …

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Be a Service Technician at Baratza

Our customers use all these grinders on a daily basis to make their favorite cups of coffee, for themselves at home or in their cafes. Sometimes they need some help from us! We’re on the search for a Service Technician …

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Alex Choppin joins Baratza!

We’re delighted to welcome Alex Choppin to our team as a Support Specialist. We all wear many hats at Baratza, but for the most part Alex handles support calls and emails, plus order processing. Alex brings a wealth of coffee …

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Sette Series-Upgrade of Convertible Holder

When we designed the Sette Series, we conceived a totally new, built-in, convertible holder that allows you to grind directly into your portafilter (PF), the supplied grounds bin, or most of the popular brewing devices (Hario, Clever, Able Kone, Aeropress). …

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Sette – Delay in Shipping – US & Canada

We have important information to share about the availability of the Sette 270 and 270W grinders! Designing grinders can be huge fun, especially when you get the wonderful support and feedback we’ve had for the Sette Series. However, as anyone …

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Dublin here we come!

This week we head to Dublin for World of Coffee! Kyra Kennedy, Kyle Anderson and Joyce Klassen will be on hand to talk to you about our full range of grinders. We’re excited to be able to show the new …

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Want to join the Baratza team??

Our customers use all these grinders on a daily basis to make their favorite cups of coffee, for themselves at home or in their cafes. Sometimes they need some help from us! We’re on the search for someone to join …

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SCAA2016 Best New Product

Last week we ‘did’ the SCAA in Atlanta! It was a huge show for us and the event was brilliant from so many perspectives: – Most of the Baratza team was on hand to meet, share and soak up the …

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Wondering about the Sette name?

It’s Italian for 7. The grinder shape is like a 7. It’s the 7th coffee grinder we’ve designed with unique features (Maestro, Virtuoso, Vario, Preciso, Vario-W, Forte, and Sette). And we pronounce it “Set-ay” (like Café). And there you have …

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Sette: Part III – Acaia Inside

A first for home espresso grinding – dosing by weight directly into a portafilter! Yes, you read that right! We’ve been working with the renowned smart coffee scale company, Acaia, to design a grinder that gives you the ability to …

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Sette – Part II – Etzinger

Part II – 3/16/16 One of the totally new pieces to the Sette is the revolutionary grinding mechanism. We have been working with Etzinger engineering, a conical burr manufacturer in Lichtenstein for many years. Christian Etzinger was an aeronautical engineer …

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Sette: Next Generation Baratza

Part I The secret is out that we are up to something new! You’ll know from our history that we’ve always been pushing the envelope of providing high quality, high precision coffee grinders for the home and café. With each …

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Baratza in România

This is a guest post from our importer and distributor in Romania, Wanderlust Coffee Company.

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Choosing the Best Baratza Grinder for YOU

What grinder is best for me? This question has popped up more than a few times in this Support department, I hope that this blog will help inform and educate how to optimize your grinder selection for your caffeination needs.

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Staffing Changes at Baratza

April 17, 2015 The day has come for us to bid farewell to Sarah Dooley who has been on our team since July 2013. We’re excited for Sarah as she sets out on her new adventure that is Milk and …

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Got Itt – Baratza partner!

Pierce Jens and Quinn Anderson, both brilliant and seasoned Baratza tech specialists have joined forces to create their own company, Got Itt. They are focused on the design and manufacture of parts and accessories that enhance our existing grinder product …

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SCAA/Baratza Happenings 2015

Baratza at SCAA 2015 – BOOTH 10041 (South Hall) Wow – only one week away from The Event that is #SCAA2015. Once again, we’ll be in our hometown of Seattle for this 27th Specialty Coffee Association of America Expo! It’s …

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Recalibration of a Conical Burr Grinder

by Pierce Jens, Technical Support The amount of information that is at the tip of our fingers, thanks to the Internet, is a powerful asset. Unfortunately this power can be bad as well as good, for information can be skewed …

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Baratza Production Expansion in Taiwan

We feel gratified to share that Baratza grew at a rate of 66% last year Internationally, and over 30% in the US, per year, for the last 5+ years! The ongoing interest and demand for Specialty Coffee, and quality grinders …

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Life Expectancy of Burrs

by Kyle Anderson, Baratza Co-Founder and Chief Engineer People ask us all the time about life expectancy of their burrs. It’s hard to give a hard and fast rule as the life expectancy of a burr varies, depending on the …

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Baratza Travel – Safe & Strong!

For years we’ve had people asking about tough, protective cases to use when they take their Baratza grinders on the road for demos, pop-ups, catering, competitions and more! We developed one as special thank you and it seems like it …

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Grinding for Espresso – Metal vs Ceramic Burrs

by Sarah Dooley and Pierce Jens Since the introduction of the Forte AP and BG grinders, the team at Baratza has been doing a lot of taste testing on both grinders. With regards to tasting espresso specifically, we have noticed …

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Baratza Discount to Barista Guild of America (BGA) Members

To support the members of BGA who have chosen to join this organization for their professional development we now offer a special discount on our grinders! We are offering 25% off MSRP pricing online at the Baratza website, plus free …

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Baratza, Sarah Dooley, and Milk And Coffee

Change is in the air!  Sarah Dooley, our Education and Quality Manager is at the starting line of a new adventure! Bittersweet as it is, we are super excited for Sarah as she transitions to her own company, while she continues …

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STOP! Don’t Dump It – Fix It!

Most small, consumer appliances are designed to wear out, or stop being useful in a very short time. These appliances are difficult and expensive to repair, so consumers are trained to dump and replace. This is often called planned obsolescence, …

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Baratza Supports Street Bean – Guest Blog

Baratza recently donated grinders to Street Bean to support the important work they are doing – getting youth off the streets and giving them real skills, and an opportunity to improve their lives. Ben Blake, a long time Baratza friend …

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Foreign Exchange Tech – Martin Fu

We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Martin Fu to our Bellevue HQ this summer! Martin is the son of Leo Fu, the owner of our partner company PSI, in Taiwan, that is responsible for the manufacture and assembly of our …

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Release of Vario 886

Big News – Effective 8/14/14, The Vario now comes standard with the Metal PortaHolder! When we launched the Forté-AP with the Metal PortaHolder we got a lot of interest and requests to change out the Vario plastic PortaHolder with the …

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Colin Francois – Field Report from Barista Camp

June 13, 2014 Q & A With Colin Francois, Barista Camp Back From the Field- Report Interviewed by Sarah Dooley Baratza is as serious about great home and light commercial grinders as we are about employee development. In the past …

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Rimini Italy – World Coffee Event 2014

World Coffee Event 2014 in Rimini, Italy. Baratza doing a bit of grinding!

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Baratza at SCAA 2014 – BOOTH 10041

Baratza at SCAA 2014 – BOOTH 10041 We are in the final countdown to The Event of #SCAA2014. We’ll be in our hometown of Seattle for this 26th Specialty Coffee Association of America Expo – Score! It’s going to be …

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Forté-BG on Bar at TED2014

Only 3 days left before TED2014 kicks off! This year Canada is the location and “World Coffee Events (WCE) has partnered with TED, to design and execute a coffee and tea program for TED2014 in Vancouver and TEDActive in Whistler”. …

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Static in your grinding – it's complex!

By Kyle Anderson, Baratza Co-Owner and Engineer Static: the grossly misunderstood and (still, to this day) hotly debated phenomenon that plagues many facets of our lives but can REALLY (randomly) irritate those of us who grind our coffee beans daily. …

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GB 2.0 Upgrade Kit & Video Tutorial Guide

February 27, 2014 Baratza is always striving to improve, from the time we manufactured our first grinder, to right now. The stripped drive gear issue is generally caused by a rock fragment or unroasted bean getting caught between the burrs, …

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Rice, It’s Just Not a Good Idea (for cleaning!).

February 17, 2014 For many of us, cleaning the grinder is a monthly if not weekly routine.  That’s all good; please don’t ever change that very important routine.  Instead be mindful of a few details regarding the process so as …

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Smart Dose – grinding for espresso by weight!

Sarah Dooley, Baratza Quality Control & Educator The Forte Series is packed full of amazing accessories and features! If you plan on using the PortaHolder you will appreciate our built in software feature that converts weight to time dosing- the …

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Commercial applications: Forte vs the Vario/Vario-W

by Kyle Anderson & Kyra Kennedy, Co-Owners of Baratza December 12, 2013 Our experience with the Vario grinders over the last 3+ years has helped us understand the unique requirements of Baratza grinders in a commercial setting. We have continually …

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3 DAYS – 3 BARATZA GIFTS !!

December 13, 2013 Yes, we’re going crazy sending grinders out the doors and fulfilling all the orders that are flooding in, and it’s really got us in the holiday mood!  In case one of those grinders is not destined to …

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Grinding for Espresso

by Sarah Dooley, Education Manager December 12, 2013 At Baratza, we spend a healthy amount of time in R&D!  Our goal is to be ahead of all the brewing and grinder questions, to be aware of structural and electrical efficiencies, …

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Small wing nut makes the difference!

November 26, 2013 Baratza is always making small changes to our grinders to improve performance, durability, or reliability.  These changes are part of our commitment to continuously look for ways to improve our grinders and are not usually announced publically.  …

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Having a weak link (plastic burr holder) is a good thing!!

November 19, 2013 By Kyle Anderson, Chief Engineer All of our grinders use a powerful DC motor that produces a very high torque (even at “locked rotor” conditions). In every electro-mechanical device, there should be some kind of easily replaceable …

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#BaratzaThanksYOU Virtuoso Givaway

November 13, 2013 It’s the season of Giving Thanks and we have our 1st #BaratzaThanksYOU event in appreciation of all the great Baratza supporters in the coffee world! We’re giving away a new Virtuoso grinder! Do you NEED a grinder – perfectly …

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Grind Settings to get you started!

November 11, 2013 by Sarah Dooley, Education and Quality Manager Baratza provides our users with a range of versatile grinders for all brew types, price points, and to suit many locations and situations. The Baratza grinders operate in two basic …

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Refurbs: a Win-Win!

In conjunction with our Repair Program, to support our goal of reducing waste to the landfills, we also have a vigorous Refurbished Grinder Program! Refurbished grinders can be preowned grinders that are part of our warranty program or  they are grinders which …

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3 Winners – Grinder Repair, Sustainability, & Creative Writers!

October 28, 2013 by Sarah Dooley, Education & Quality Manager You may never run large volumes of rice through your grinder, wash it under a running faucet, or use it to grind peanuts into butter.  And we thank you!  But …

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#TeamBaratza, This is how WE do it!

by Sarah Dooley October 15, 2013 We are part of teams throughout life, whether we are cheering for them, playing on them, members of them, working on them, or a particular fan base, heck even owning a specific product puts …

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Rusty Burrs – Really??

by Kyle Anderson, Baratza President and Chief Designer I think the time has come to write a bit about the misconceptions and perceptions surrounding trace amounts of visible rust on steel burrs in coffee grinders. A few important points need …

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Sarah Dooley on Serving Well

Post by Sarah Dooley, Education and Quality Manager No one will debate I have had the privilege of working with some of the coffee industry’s finest equipment employers, Visions Espresso, Espresso Parts, Olympia Coffee Roasters & La Marzocco, just to …

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Roasters Weigh-In On The Forté!

The Forté AP (All Purpose) and BG (Brew Grinder) new commerical grinders have been shipping out to our customers across North Amercia.   Inventory has been limited, but we’re filling your backorders as fast we can!  In the meantime, we thought you might like …

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Forte Feedback from the Professionals!

June 4, 2013 At SCAA in Boston, there was a satellite cafe at the entrance to the show, organized by Nick Cho and Elise Hogan of Kalita USA. They invited Prima Coffee, Marco, La Marzocco, and Baratza to join them …

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SCAA Boston April 2013 – What a Show!

April 30, 2013 by Joyce Klassen Specialty Coffee Association of America held ‘The Event’ this year in Boston. What a show! What an event! We are still reeling from it, two weeks on! Prior to ‘The Event’ was the two …

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New Products – Forté Grinder and Removable Hopper

March 25, 2013 OK, so the word is out! We have new, exciting products to share!! We sent an email to our customers last week giving them the heads up about what is going to be released and they seem …

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Vario-W on Bar at TED2013

February 20, 2013 TED is passionate about people sharing their ideas to enrich the lives of others. This year, TED2013 kicks off on February 25th, with two events, running simultaneously, at Long Beach and Palm Springs, with the theme of …

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Vario Faceplate

December 27, 2012 Recently we’ve had a lot of questions from consumers about the faceplate change on the Vario and it seems we have been remiss in not sharing the what, why, when of it all! In 2011, we had …

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Our Green efforts…..

November 8, 2012 Recently, a friend was telling us about a dishwasher she’d bought just two years ago that had broken down. When she asked about having it repaired, there was a slight snicker and the response that it was …

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Video of GB 2.0 installation

October 23, 2012 At the beginning of 2012 we introduced the 2nd generation gearbox (GB 2.0) for our conical burr grinders. All new grinders manufactured since January have the new gearbox. At the same time, we developed a parts kit …

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Baratza Support – how we get you back grinding coffee ASAP!

October 9, 2012 Something happens with your grinder and it stops working or grinds differently to how it used to. You’re afraid you won’t be able to make another cup of coffee. You need coffee, what do you do? First …

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Steel vs Ceramic burrs and heat generation – the lowdown

September 17,2012 Recently we did a short blog on the life of burrs! It was well received and generated many more questions from our Baratza community, especially around the topic of the differences between ceramic and metal burrs, and the …

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Coffee Shop Feature #3 – Rowster Coffee, Grand Rapids, MI

Rowster is a combined roastery and coffee bar in Grand Rapids, MI. Stephen Curtis gave us the low down on their experience with Baratza, both as a user of our grinders on bar and as a reseller to their customers! …

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Coffee Shop Feature # 2 – Mudhouse Coffee, Charlottesville, VA

July 12, 2012 Today we are featuring our 2nd Coffee Shop where consumers can go to see, touch, and test our Baratza grinders before purchasing, and this is Mudhouse Coffee in Charlotteville, VA,a local coffeehouse that started in 1993, has …

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Coffee Shop Feature #1 – New World Coffee House, Raleigh NC

June 15, 2012 We, at Baratza, are constantly being asked by consumers where can they go to see, touch, and test our grinders, prior to purchase. In an effort to help our consumers, we would like to have more information …

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ENCORE – Baratza’s New Conical Burr Grinder!

March 8, 2012 Well the cat is out of the bag and the word has hit the streets that we’re introducing a new grinder – the Encore! We pre-announced it last week to our resellers, as our goal is always …

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Baratza Vario-W works the Coffee Common brew bar at TED2012

Monday, February 27, 2012 Today marks the beginning of TED2012 conference in Long Beach, CA and TED Active 2012 in Palm Springs,CA. Coffee Common will be delighting the TED attendees with these amazing coffees, specially chosen for the event: Detour …

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Baratza's Weight Based Grinding – answers to FAQ’s

Saturday, December 24, 2011 By Kyle Anderson We launched the innovative ‘grind by weight’ grinder, the Vario-W and accessory, the Esatto, at the SCAA in Houston in May 2011. At that point, they were pre-production models. Having put them out …

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Baratza Virtuoso Upgrade!

Thursday, December 8, 2011 You’ve probably heard that this month (December 2011), we upgraded the incredible workhorse – the Baratza Virtuoso. At Baratza, we are continually trying to improve our products and sometimes those improvements come more from listening to …

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Vario review by Kamal Grant of Sublime Doughnuts, Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 There are two things we take very seriously in this life: one is doughnuts, the other is coffee (not surprisingly, they go together hand in hand). While the bulk of our day is consumed with talking …

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Weight Based Grinding ….. It Works (not that we doubted it would!)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 The feedback is in and it’s very positive! The Vario-E, our new weight based grinder that was launched in Houston at the SCAA, has been put to work! We were anxious to see how the Vario-E …

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Who could use WBG?

Monday, April 25th, 2011 Wow, what a week it’s been! Our new weight-based grinding products, the Esatto and Vario-E were announced last Tuesday (4/19). We knew that this would cause a stir and we were right! The Twitter world has …

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The right weight, without the wait – every time!

Thursday, April 21st, 2011 We’ve been at it again – we can’t stop! We love to innovate and give our customers improved products and functionality everywhere we can. Not just innovate for the sake of fun or wow factor. Of …

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Comprehensive Review of Baratza Grinders by Mark Prince, Coffeegeek

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 Mark Prince’s comprehensive review of Baratza grinders is informative about the capabilities of the specific Baratza Grinders, but also helps all of us understand what we should look for in a coffee grinder. Baratza Grinders SM …

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Never Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth

Friday, July 2nd, 2010 Or when given a present, be grateful for your good fortune and don’t look for more by examining it to assess its value. This is good advice, but…. My 17 year old daughter recently returned from …

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Confessions: The Road from Super-Automatic to Baratza Grinder

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 I must confess that for many years I have depended on a super-automatic Palazzo for my espresso in the morning. When Baratza started business in 1999, we were the importer of Solis super-automatic machines and grinders. …

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Grind Fresh for the Love of Coffee

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 Baratza sells grinders, so of course we believe that grinding fresh is synonymous with great coffee. This morning, I was checking out a new coffee site that sells coffee from some great micro-roasters. When I went …

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Why I Love Coffee

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 This is a guest blog post from my friend, Stacy Roach. While she is not in the coffee biz, she is passionate about good coffee and loves learning about coffee. I love coffee for a lot …

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