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New arrivals - Guatemala Palo Blanco WP Decaf, Peru FTO Aparm Coop Typica, Ethiopia DP Haile Selassie Sidamo,

http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.analysis.images/GuatemalaPaloBlancoWPDecaf2009.jpghttp://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.analysis.images/PeruFTOAparmCoop2009.jpghttp://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.analysis.images/EthiopiaDPHaileSelassieSidamo2009.jpg Three new coffees to announce: Guatemala Palo Blanco WP Decaf with apple notes, raspberry and clean and bright finish. Next up is the Peru FTO Aparm Coop Typica, a balanced cup with Dutch cocoa and almond. Lastly, we have the new Ethiopia DP Haile Selassie Sidamo, a cleanly fruited cup with cardamom hints. Check out the full review for details on a slightly different dry-process method resulting in a sweet profile with peach, vanilla and mango sweetness.

The Unofficial 2010 Dogs of Coffee Calendar

I am very happy to announce the availability of Sweet Maria’s Coffee Unofficial 2010 Dogs of Coffee Calender!! Tom and I had the idea to print a calendar of all the great dog photos he has taken at origin, but alas, that great idea occurred to us last March. Not a good time to sell a calendar. But November is! The calendar has 15 full color images of dogs from all parts of the coffee producing world. (We even slipped in a photo of our old dog Francy under one of the Typica trees in our backyard in Oakland.) The price is $6 and $2 of that will be donated to a number of charities active in coffee producing countries, including Coffee Kids, Grounds for Health, Doctors without Borders, etc. Check it out! (Can you tell I am excited about it?)- Maria

New arrivals - Brazil Cerrado DP Fazenda Aurea, Kenya Nyeri Tambaya, Yemen Mokha Harazi

http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.analysis.images/BrazilCerradoDPFazendaAurea2008.jpghttp://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.analysis.images/KenyaAANyeriTambaya2009.jpghttp://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.analysis.images/YemenMokhaHarasi2009.jpg Three more coffees... ! ! ! Check out the reviews, here's the rundown: Brazil Cerrado DP Fazenda Aurea... a straightforward Brazil profile, chocolate-laced at darker roasts. Good as a blend base or for espresso preparation. We are adding a new Nyeri coffee: Kenya AA Nyeri Tambaya with grapefruit, jasmine tea and a complexity that gives it very high marks indeed. Last but not least is Yemen Mokha Harazi, a high-grown and fairly clean coffee with rustic accents and dried fruit. This is sweet and for fans of the Ismaili especially. Try it dark as espresso too!

New arrival - Kenya Nyeri Ndiaini-Kiagundo WP Decaf: 90 points!

http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.analysis.images/KenyaNyeriNdiainiKiagundoWPDecaf2009.jpg We're adding an exciting coffee that we had decaffeinated ourselves: Kenya Nyeri Ndiaini-Kiagundo WP Decaf. Read Tom's blurb for the full review. It's a combination of Kiagundo and Ndia-ini farm coffees, an effervescent cup with a great fruit aroma and changing fruit tastes in the cup. We're very excited about this offering and Tom ranks it as the highest point score given to a decaf: above 90!

3 New Coffees from Brazil

Happy Election Day! We are adding 3 Brazil coffees today. Here they are: Brazil Daterra Farms - Sweet Yellow, a mix of Bourbon and Icatu cultivars, with a sweet and savory balance of aroma and taste. Try it as a single-origin espresso! Second up is Brazil Organic Nossa Senhora de Fatima, a nice balance of sweet and savory flavors and aroma; fans of Poco Fundo take note. Lastly, we have Brazil Fazenda Vista Alegre Natural Dry, a natural process coffee with a big beefy body and marked low acidity. Check out Tom's full notes for more.