Roasted Coffee

Sweet Maria's roasts coffee every other week for our Coffee Subscriptions, anything we have left over we post here. We also roast single origin espressos and blends every two weeks.

If you roast your own, you might want to cup your roasts versus those done on our gas-fired German Probat roaster, and compare the "degree of roast" we have chosen for the specific coffees to your own.

Regular Coffee

We choose our regular coffee offerings as a pair to highlight differences in origin, processing, or roast; to provide our customers the ability to study the flavor profiles of two coffees. This sort of comparison is what we do all the time. Tom does this formally when he cups a number of different coffee lots at the cupping table. In the warehouse we make a different coffee each time we brew a pot. Such a practice helps us focus on the flavor of the cup, to appreciate each coffee's uniqueness.  Coffees can be purchased separately or, as we suggest, together.


We offer Standard espresso blends - blends we maintain and consistently offer-  and Espresso Workshop editions. These later "editions" are blends designed around specific lots; the blends will last only as long as their unique ingredients last, and then they are gone.  We offer one Espresso Workshop blend and one Standard blend for sale each week. Or maybe a Single Origin espresso, or two Workshop blends – we'll see what strikes us.

Our roast style for espresso is light, what has come to be called West Coast Espresso in forums and blogs. These are roast levels that have not reached 2nd crack, and produce a clean, bright, lively cup, without the carbony, tarry flavors some people associate out of habit with espresso. So be forewarned! If you are accustomed to espresso roasts as black, shiny blobs of coal, you won't like our roast. If you are excited to see what other flavors are possible in espresso, then the Espresso Workshop selections might interest you.

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  • Ongoing Subscription - Sweet Maria's Bi-Weekly Roasted Coffee Pairing

    The coffee pairing includes two 1 pound bags of coffee, shipping included. This is roasted to the exact "peak of flavor" for the specific coffee.  This option is for an Ongoing Subscription - so we charge you $35 every two weeks and ship you the pairing for that week. Orders placed now for subscriptions will SHIP October 1st.

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  • Sweet Maria's Roasted Espresso - Liquid Amber

    This week we are offering one pound of Sweet Maria's Liquid Amber Espresso Blend roasted to Full City+. This is a potent, pungent blend with a rustic sweetness ideal for milk drinks.

    Roasted on 9/16/14

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  • Sweet Maria's Roasted Espresso - Espresso Workshop #32 MLA

    This week we are offering Espresso Workshop #32 MLA roasted to Full City. This coffee has bold chocolate and fruit notes, zesty citrus, mixed berries and heavy body. Roasted on 9/16/2014 Learn More

  • Sweet Maria's Roasted Coffee - Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Kore Kochore

    This week we are offering Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Kore Kochore (wet process) roasted to City+. This coffee has layered sweetness of honey, raising, and date sugar. Floral and tea notes with lively acidity. Roasted on 9/16/2014 Learn More

  • Sweet Maria's Roasted Coffee - Grade 1 DRY PROCESS Yirga Cheffe Kochore

    This week we are offering Ethiopia Grade 1 Dry Process Yirga Cheffe Kochore roasted to City +. This coffee has notes of ripe tropical fruits, berries, red punch, juicy red apple brightness and chocolate aftertaste. One Pound Bag-Roasted on 9/16/14 Learn More

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