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I got a rather lovely email today from a program CoffeeGeek helped fund last year with the raising of almost $15,000 for our last Coffee Kids fundraiser. The program is Las Nubes, an afterschool program in Guatemala. We, along with Peets Coffee, helped fully fund the program for 2 years.

Because Coffee Kids (the old one; a new version of Coffee Kids has been reborn, but I have to learn more about it) closed down in January 2015, funding for the future of the Las Nubes program is in doubt; they don't currently have a 501.c3 registered sponsor NGO in the US to work with them. I've been working some back channels to see if we can find them a suitable partner and continue the fundraising for them going forward in 2016 and 2017 and beyond.

But we were able to secure the program's viability for 2015 and now through 2016. And I got an amazing email from them today that had these two lovely images.

 http://www.lasnubesguate.com/
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Keep up the good work! !
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New CoffeeGeek Content!
 
Fresh, new, detailed content up at CoffeeGeek, and it's a machine that could be our new standard bearer as far as auto drip coffee makers go. Is it? Could it be? Read the review to find out! The Bonavita BV1800TH Coffee Maker is reviewed!
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Better than Technivorm, cool! 
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Remco de Ket

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Comparing the new Minipresso with the 'old' Handpresso 
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It's all good. Coffee's a drug too.
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CoffeeGeek
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A new year, and a new CoffeeGeek Podcast - specifically episode 072, Remembering Coffee Kids, and a feature interview with Madcap Coffee's Trevor Corlett.
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Hey guys!
Last night I ended the year with a shot of Espresso and a milk chocolate Lacey Cookie when this question came to mind- How much Crema is too much Crema? I've shared this question on Instagram (@NapoHBarista) as well and got some interesting feed back. What do you think? Happy New Year!
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Vincent Chang

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With Lulu's Hand, it easy to create a perfect cup every time. You can control every detail of the brewing process- water temperature, the fineness of the coffee grounds, the ratio of coffee grounds to hot water and the speed of the pour..
Lulu's Hand is raising funds for Lulu's Hand - Brew Good Cup of Coffee Simpler on Kickstarter! Coffee made by Lulu's hand is in a good hand. Clean/Tasty/Simplicity. Our goal is to have your coffee brewed in an easy and tasty way!
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Mark P. (CoffeeGeek)
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So I was going through my storage and came upon a treasure trove (depending on your perspective and ability to overlook jittery camera work) of mini DV tapes I shot using a Canon GL2 way back in the day. 

I'll be converting most of the footage to Youtube stuff. First up is all the video (most of the video - some was completely unusable) of the USBC finals, in 2003, in Boston. In the video are

- Bronwen Serna (who won in 2004)
- Heather Perry (Sainsbury in the vid, I think she was married briefly back then), who won 2003
- Jon Lewis, my personal fave, who finished 2nd, the poet barista ahead of his time
- Stephen Vick, exuding the confidence Zoka had as a coffee powerhouse back then

and others. Anyway, it's up on Youtube - check it out, take a trip down memory lane, recognize some faces in the crowd and on stage, and cringe, like I did, at all the portafilter knocking baristas did with their tampers.
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Boris Nyers

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Boris now tests a taste on balcony a mikrolot from Nicaragua El Bosque.
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Looks great!
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CoffeeGeek
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Check out this amazing new machine from La Marzocco!
 
Fresh New Content at CoffeeGeek! A First Look at the brand new La Marzocco Linea Mini espresso machine, designed for home use.
http://www.coffeegeek.com/proreviews/firstlook/lineamini/
Back in 2002, La Marzocco, a well respected top-tier commercial espresso machine manufacturer started making serious moves towards designing a machine for the home. They had many hurdles to overcome, from figuring out how to get two powerful boilers working on a household 110V, 15A standard ...
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Hot of the press! one of the kids at the roastery is SO SO good at brewing our coffees on a Chemex we got him to write a brew guide...

Here's the poster, I'll post the animation video and a full res of the poster soon.

#chemex #brewguide
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CoffeeGeek
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Happy Holidays Everyone!
 
Happy Holidays Everyone!
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Jesse Nice

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His expression says it all.

"It smells like unhappy children."
This is what happens when you make a certified coffee instructor taste-test coffees from a can.
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