Sweet Maria's offers a few pre-blended coffees for use as espresso and dark roast. There are pros and cons to blending. We feel strongly that good coffee does not need to be blended; we want to discover the "origin taste" in the cup, the singular essence of the place the coffee is from. This is lost in blending.
Our blends are made with our best coffees. We don't treat blends as a way to get rid of older coffees or ones we need to clear out! In many cases, our blend components are sourced just for the blend, based on test roasts and cupping. They are all comprised of coffees on our green coffee offering list.
Dense, thick body adds to the sense of brooding cup character here. Full City roasts produce a tarry dark molasses sweetness, thick inky body, and a smokiness in the finish that reminds me of chicory root. The body oily-ness to it that coats the mouth, leaving behind a long finish dominated by fruit nectar and bitter-sweet chocolate. This is a true dual-use blend - filter drip as well as espresso. The latter will produce such creamy shots packed full of layered chocolate and fruit flavors. Its definitely on the wilder side of what we tend to think of as classic espresso profile, and is so sweet and complex. City+ to Vienna. Learn MorePrice From: $7.75