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.
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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!"
- October 29, 2014: It's been a while since we've had coffee from Peru. This week we're adding a couple micro-lots from "El Palto" cooperative society, both certified Fair Trade Organic, and the first two of three acquisitions. Peru FTO Junin Trujillano has sweet flavors of raw sugar, along with a bit of top-note elegance - apple juice and dried wild flowers. A nice cup profile, propped up on structuring, malic acidity. Peru FTO Cajamarca Leoncio Perez has a nutty sweetness, like dark sugar-and-butter caramelized almonds. A nice daily-cup, this dense bean is nice in the Ciy+ range, but can also take a bit of heat - a nice option for those who like to take coffees toward 2nd snaps. And lastly, we've added a beautiful coffee from Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul - Miriam Herrera. Brown sugar, honey, golden raisin, stone fruits - this is the level of quality we hope for with our Proyecto Xinabajul coffees. A cup of elegance, and one heck of a SO espresso.
- October 23, 2014: Are you ready for a couple of new Ethiopian coffees? I sure hope so, because here they are! First off I present you, Ethiopia Dry Process Yirga Cheffe Konga. It has a delicious clean assortment of peach, mango, guava, and tropical fruits galore with a beautiful finish of molasses and sweet date sugar. Just in case that's not enough, we bring you this gem too... Ethiopia Illubabor Baaroo. Complex sugars, florals and fruited notes balance out nicely with a citrus acidity and notes of cocoa. Have a happy roasting day!
- October 17, 2014: We're proud to be finishing the week with our top scoring Colombia from this most recent container. Colombia Finca La Esperanza - Brayan Joven is such a complete coffee, dynamic yet well balanced, top notes that seem to multiply as the cup cools. Characteristics range from Honey sweetness, to plum and cherry fruits, to a fruit-juice acidity - a real standout, suited for competition! We've begun to work with a new intermediary in Colombia, gaining us access to producer groups new to us. This first container is nearly all from one group in the Timaná region of Huila, and I have to say, quality is more than up to par, a few exceeding our expectations. We get a lot of questions about what goes into building a container of coffee, and so we thought we'd use this Colombia box as a way to highlight this work as well as each coffee included. So we present to you our Sweet Maria's Container Sampler - Colombia, 10 x 1LB samples of each lot of coffee that was in this Timaná container. Not every coffee will be available on SM (we buy for Coffee Shrub too!), so this is truly the only way you will be able to try all of these coffees. There's only 150 available, and so we are limiting 1 per household. We picked up another Colombia from another source, this one Organic, and from the village of Apia. Colombia Organic Tres Parques - Apia is a fruit forward Colombia, long sweetness, and brightening acidity. Finally, we added a new naturally processed Ethiopia - Ethiopia Dry Process Gey Harar. Rustic sweetness and syrupy fruit flavors dominate the cup. We haven't had Harar coffee in many years, and are very pleased to have come across this one!