Sweet Maria's would like to be your information source and green coffee supplier for your home coffee roasting adventures. Home roasting is easy! It only takes 5 to 15 minutes and your reward is the freshest coffee around. It requires no fancy equipment and green coffee from Sweet Maria's is half the price of good roasted coffee from a retailer. We have a huge selection of green coffees, each carefully cupped and rated for quality.

We are more than just another online store, we are a virtual coffee university. Simply put, we really like what we do ...


Green Coffee Beans

We are very proud of our unroasted green coffee selection of 50+ types. Each is meticulously cup-rated, and selected from particular current crop lots, representing the "best of the best!"

New Arrivals

  • August 22, 2014: Eight new coffees this week - the most we've seen in a while! We have the return of Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Blend, a yearly favorite. Made up of three new crop washed coffees (all 90+!), this one is an absolute killer in the espresso machine, and a super complex brewed coffee - syrupy sweetness, array of fruits, striking florals and acidity. Sweet Maria's Altiplano Blend is also back up on the site. It's made up of 2 Guatemala coffees, as well as a newly landed Nicaragua. Totally "Classic" espresso profile, chocolate, citrus, body, and slight nuttiness in the finish. A total crowd-pleasing espresso, and great for milk drinks too! We also added two Nicaragua coffees - Nicaragua Finca Buenos Aires Caturra #488, and Nicaragua Finca Buenos Aires Maracaturra. These two coffees from the same farm, show quite a varied range of cup flavors, from layered sugar sweetness to fruit-forward complexity, bittersweet cocoa to floral and pulpy citrus. Both really nice in their own ways, and an interesting A/B taste test together. We also added a couple new Indian coffees from Karnataka. The group we purchased these lots from does an amazing job with preparation, making quite a difference in the cup. The A grade lot India Arabica Karnataka Kohinoor cups similar to some of the Tanzania coffees we've had, clean grain-like notes, barley tea, and simple syrup, while the PB selection India Karnataka Plantation Peaberry shows much in the way of fruit in both aromatics and flavors, and with a crispness in acidity. Another opportunity to taste different preparations from the same general cherry selections. Hawaii Kaanapali Dry-Process Maui Mokha also returns to the list, and recently took 1st place at the Hawaii Coffee Association's 6th annual Statewide Coffee Cupping Competition. These tiny beans are interesting indeed, a bit tough to roast in grid drums, but produce a really unique cup of coffee. And finally, we've added another coffee to our decaf list, Mexico FTO Chiapas WP Decaf. Nice and balanced, this Mexico lot has well integrated flavors of stone fruit, sweet grains, and raw cane sugar. That's all for the week. We have a couple new Kenyas, Ethiopias, and Guatemalas hitting the list next week. Have a great weekend!
  • August 15, 2014: A few more coffees hit the list before heading into the weekend. It's been a great year for Ethiopian coffees, and we're listing our first coffee from the west, Ethiopia Agaro - Nano Challa Cooperative, shows cleanliness and slight effervescence. Honey sweetness, mild citrus and florals, this is a beautiful brewed cup of coffee. The landed Ethiopia Gr. 1 Dry Process Yirga Cheffe Kochore cupped fantastic and stands out as being full of ripe fruits, at their peak sweetness, rounded out by mixed berries, sugar browning flavors, high percentage cacao, and even slight florals. A great dessert pour over! And last but not least, we've added a nice Colombia from the Huila Department. Colombia TImana de Huila is a great drinking coffee with balanced profile of raw sugar, subtle fruits, and slight cinnamon spice notes. This one makes a great SO espresso option too.
  • August 13, 2014: Eight lots from Nyeri county unloaded at our warehouse yesterday, and we managed to get a few of them listed on our site just in time for the Wednesday "hump". We designated these first three based off their uniqueness from one lot to the next, as well as each being exemplary for their particular individual outturn. Kenya Nyeri Tambaya AA is a beautifully complex cup, with a multitude of fruit and tea notes, and bright citrus that cuts through across the roast spectrum. Kenya Nyeri Karogoto AB shows "classic" Kenya characteristics of citric highs and deep, brooding fruits. It's such a bodied coffee too, that makes a great dual use option. And finally,Kenya Nyeri Kagumo Peaberry shows flavors of fruit juice and tart berry, and a black tea note provides a nice mouth cleansing effect. We've been anxious for our Nyeri coffees to land, and are more than pleased with the landed cup profiles. Look for round two in a couple weeks.

Home Coffee Roasters

Starter Kits Behmor Drum Coffee Roaster HotTop Drum Roaster Gene Cafe 1/2 Pound Coffee Roaster
Freshroast Coffee Roasters Nesco Home Coffee Roaster Stovetop Roasting Home Roasting Accessories

Coffee Brewers

Clever Coffee Dripper and other filtercones Vacuum Brewers Technivorm and other Electric Drip Brewers Chemex Brewers and accessories Aeropress Filters Cupping/Brewing Supplies

Espresso Equipment

Andreja Premium from Italy Gaggia Espresso Machines Moka Pots Espresso Accessories: Cups, Tampers, Scales

Grinders

Compak Espresso Mills Mazzer Mini Espresso Mill Rancillio Rocky Coffee Mill Bodum Bistro Blade Grinder Hand Coffee Mills from Zassenhaus Hario Skerton Hand Coffee Mill

Roasted Coffee, Bags, Books, Cups, T-shirts, and Miscellaneous Stuff

Roasted Coffee Subscriptions Coffee Storage for green and roasted coffee Coffee Cleaning Supplies Coffee Books by Kenneth Davids, Kevin Knox, SCAA, Illy, ... Coffee Cups and Thermos Vacuum Bottles Our Sweet Maria's T-shirts

 
There are lots of ways to communicate with us and other home roasters: we post new items to the SM Weblog frequently; you can sign up for the bi-weekly Sweet Maria's Emailer; the Forum allows you to get connected with other home roasters. There is also a Home Coffee Roasting Mailing List , an email discussion forum for folks who prefer that sort of format. And see the RSS feed "new coffee feed" to keep up to date on coffees added to our Green Coffee Offerings.

Thank-you for your continued patronage!