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!"
- 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.
- March 2, 2015: Starting off the week with a few new coffees. A couple new Africa coffees are available too - Burundi Muyinga Butobwe, a spiced cup, molasses sweetness, sharing many characteristics with our Rwandas - and Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Grade 1 Haraicha is a fruit-forward coffee, syrupy sweet and loaded with jam-fruit top notes. A new Peru adds a welcome presence from Central America, Peru FTO Diomer Chavez Perez, while we wait for fresh crop from Guatemala and El Salvador. And lastly two new Indonesia coffees, Java Buan Rongkup a wet-process coffee, and a classic giling basah Sumatra Toba Batak Peaberry. Both coffees are from the same group, heading projects in Indonesia that are quality-focused and producing some of the best examples of coffees from these regions. Look for a few more new additions at the end of this week!