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Making Thrillist top 21 Roasters in The USA

So, we were flying back from the US Coffee Champs prelims in Reno, kinda bummed to be honest, that we didn't make it to the SCA finals in Seattle in the Spring. Weston was lamenting about his scores on presentation (though he scored well on the actuall coffee roasting part ) while I was like, look... we made it here and we're prepared and savvy for next year. No biggie. We had an awesome time in Reno, meeting up with coffee roaster, importer, hardware and barista friends and going to our first national roasting competition to get our feet wet....

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1 Year Anniversary Shindig

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TWO NATIONAL COFFEE MEDALS!!

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TWO NATIONAL COFFEE MEDALS!!

So Weston decided to submit two of our coffees to the Golden Bean Awards that just took place in Portland, Oregon September 14th-17th. We figured, why not? Our coffees are tasting good and ripe and ready to jump in the ring and see what they can do up against other beans.  The Golden Bean Awards is a competition among North American coffee roasters with coffees being judged as Espresso, Milk and Filter beverages with medals awarded in a number of award categories. They invite roasters to not only send in their entries to the competition but also to attend educational workshops, networking...

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A nice review of our Panama!

A nice review of our Panama!

Recently, Steve from KCCoffeeGeek a Kansas City based Coffee Writer|Drinker|Photographer tasted and reviewed our Panama Don Pepe and Guatemala Antigua Hunapu beans and had great things to say. Yay and Phew! Being the newish kids on the block in the So-Cal Craft Roaster scene we don't know what to expect... but hey, people like us, they really, really like us!!  Ok, enough of the lump in the throat, back to the writing. So, Steve really liked the versatility of the Panama as espresso or drip. You can check out his blog post about it  as well as all of his...

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Manzanita meets Offbeat Brewing. a Collaboration over tacos.

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Manzanita meets Offbeat Brewing. a Collaboration over tacos.

Back before the holidays, we teamed up with the folks at Offbeat Brewing Co in Escondido to come up with a delicious Pale Ale. A marriage between our El Gaucho beans and their tasty pale ale. Why a pale ale? Because it works in Sunny San Diego. And it goes great with tacos. Or a donut.... We love both, so there you go.  So, Tom, Weston and Justin set to work creating The El Gaucho de HaHa. It's a pale ale with tasty coffee notes. Made over a few tacos (and a burrito for Justin, he had to be different)...

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