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

  • March 27, 2015: Happy weekend! We're excited about a few new arrivals that made it on our list today. Check out the links to reviews and ordering pages: Colombia Inza - Finca Villa Rica - densely sweet, apple, pineapple, a complete coffee Hawaii Kona Kowali Farm Typica - white grape, cane sugar, a clean cup Sulawesi Dante Borong - earthy sweetness, plum, and papaya Brazil Carmo de Minas SWP Decaf - developed sweetness, roasted nut, mild fruits Rwanda Karenge-Rulindo SWP Decaf - bourbon sweetness, baking spices, weighty profile
  • March 21, 2015: What's new? Well, Colombian coffee, that's what's new! Our first Colombia container of 2015 was just delivered to our Oakland warehouse - filled with a dozen microlots, a few custom blends, as well as a couple bags of Gesha! We listed these first two coffees in a flash for the weekend, and promise at least 2 more (including Gesha) next week. Colombia Finca La Mesita - Brayan Joven - you may remember his coffee from last year, a real standout on our cupping table. Sweetness, top notes, acidity, and cleanliness, a beautiful Colombia we feel lucky to have. Colombia Timana de Huila is a blend we constructed from a few of the better small producer lots we tasted. At City+, this coffee is all about balance. A mild cup that can handle roast, it's what we think daily drinking coffee should taste like! We also added a new dry process coffee, Brazil Dry Process Santa Ines. Not as fruit-forward as others (they're there, just subtle), this one's heavy in the developed sugar matrix, and with a nice kola nuttiness. Perfect for dual use brewed coffee/espresso. Ethiopia Grade 1 Yirga Cheffe Dumerso is our last Ethiopia of the season, and cupping better than some of the fresh offer samples we've been tasting! Stone fruit-forward, with heavy sugar-browning sweetness and citrus top note complexity. Papua New Guinea Bauka Bena is our final PNG from the Bauka Plantation coffees we purchased. Only 3 bags, it shares much in common with the others from Bauka - earth toned, sweet grain, and fruited. And we also added a Fair Trade Organic coffee, Sumatra FTO Gayo - Bies Village. This is from the KSU Burni cooperative in Aceh, showing rustic fruits, heavy body, and surprsingly 'present' acidity.
  • March 13, 2015: Here's six new ones, including crowd pleasing coffees from Brazil and Peru. Brazil Fazenda Borgas Yellow Bourbon is a nice basic Brazil, caramel sugar sweetness, roasted nut, and bittering cacao notes. Viscous body makes it a great option for espresso, and milk drinks. Brazil Fazenda do Sertao is an approachable cup with a nice base bittersweetness. Expect developed sugar sweetness, hazelnut, and cacao/cocoa finish. This is a bodied cup, and will perform well as espresso or a blend component. Burundi Bujumbura Risca has a complex profile, but cup flavors show balanced restraint. Citrus flavors and acidity meld nicely with tea and spiced top notes, all atop a base sweetness of light brown sugar. Peru FTO Argión Villanueva is a great daily drinking coffee from Agrion Villanueva, toasting sugar bittersweetness dominates the cup, with faint dried apple and almond notes, and a well-integrated acidity. City roast is a shade too light and tends to be a tad 'grassy'. Sulawesi Bone Bone Kalaciri is a bodied coffee, with best results at City+ and beyond. Flavors of muscovado sugar and brown bread take the lead, with hints of peet and tart berry trailing behind. It showcases a well-balanced base "coffee" flavor and is good for espresso.

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 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!