The Mania of Tanzania

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Tanzania has been considered by traders as a "lesser Kenya" in many respects. In the commercial business, it is the source of less spendy, mildly acidic coffees via the weekly marketing auction in Moshi. But the quality potential of Tanzania coffee has been difficult to realize due to a number of factors.

 

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Mar - Apr 2003: Home Roasting and Freshness; It's Sumatra Time!; It's Nice to Be Near the Port…; …and It's Nice to Be Near the Brokers…

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Sat, 2003-03-01

It's Sumatra Time!

Coffee is a crop. It may seem odd to think of coffee this way since it is also a dried seed from a small fruiting tree. And we don't think about the crop cycle of other dried seeds on our kitchen shelves. But there is a particular window of time when a new crop of coffee arrives at the Oakland port (a mere 5 minutes from our shop) and all the good coffee buyers are on the hunt for the best lot.

Nov - Dec 2009: Beyond the Hype; 2010 Dogs of Coffee Calendar

Date: 
Sun, 2009-11-01

Getting Beyond the Hype: Indiana Jones Doesn't Live Here

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