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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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!"
- August 29, 2014: Another heavy week of new coffee additions, and just in time for the holiday weekend. First up, we have a Colombia to tide you over until our full container arrives in late September. Colombia Huila El Templo de Palestina is a versatile coffee, with white grape and apple, moving toward fruited chocolate and citrus rind at darker roast levels. We also added 2 new Guatemala coffees, both from Huehuetenango. Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul - Edwin Castillo is an absolute stunner of a Guatemala coffee, and another from our "Proyecto Xinabajul", where we pay small farmers a higher premium for their best coffees. Berry notes, Dutch cocoa, juicy fruits and malic to tartaric acidity, it's what we look for in a micro lot coffee, and worth every bit extra we paid for it! We've also added a bulked regional lot, Guatemala Huehuetenango Cuilco. A great example of how smooth and balanced Guatemalan coffees can be - dark sugars, roasted nut, body, and well-integrated acidity. We've added 3 new African coffees, 1 Ethiopia and 2 from Kenya. Ethiopia Kaffa - Michiti Cooperative is a Western Ethiopia coffee that boasts juicy body, and fruited notes that accentuate that aspect. Expect lots of stone fruit flavors as well as a floral element that adds complexity. Kenya Kirinyaga Kamwangi AB has a multitude of citrus flavors and acidity, which is practically sparkling. It's a clean brewed cup, and one that I'd consider "classic" Kenya cup profile. And finally, Kenya Nyeri Tegu Peaberry is a small bean coffee (these suckers can take quite a bit of heat!), with a cream caramel sweetness, orange marmalade, and herb tea. We found the 'sweet spot' at City+, and being so dense, it benefits a lot from a coupe days rest. And speaking of which, I'm ready for a couple days rest myself! Have a great weekend.
- 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.