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Roasted Coffee: Brazil Dry Process Carmo de Minas & Brazil Fazenda Santa Lucia Yellow Bourbon

 January 21st, 2015  Above: Aaron and myself discussing the roast approach of this weeks coffees.

Brazil being the largest coffee producers in the world, gives us over a billion coffees to choose from. These two Brazilian coffees are a nice representation of two different processing methods as well as sweet and delicious. One could say they are two in a Brazillion! 

Brazil Dry Process Carmo de Minas City+

This dry process coffee has sweet pear in the grinds with a touch of cocoa. The taste is sweet with dried fruits and deep sugar. There is fresh acidity and nice body that finishes nicely.

Brazil Fazenda Santa Lucia Yellow Bourbon Full City

This one also has dried fruits but with more nuttiness heavy with cocoa and thick syrupy body. The Full City roast works well with this Brazil.

Here are the two coffees in their green form:

Brazil Dry Process Carmo de Minas

Brazil Fazenda Santa Lucia Yellow Bourbon 

Here is cool video about natural coffee.

Thanks and hope you love the roasts!

-Danny Goot


Hope your new year has been great so far! It's about to get better...

January 16, 2015
Brazil Dry Process Carmo de Minas has dark fruits, sweet/bittersweet base, nice body, and great for most brewing methods.
Brazil Fazenda Santa Lucia Yellow Bourbon works well on the darker spectrum of roasts. Brown sugar, Layered chocolate sweetness and thick body.
Guatemala Huehuetenango La Libertad tastes of developed sugars, apple, and roasted nut. Balanced throughout multiple roast levels. Rwanda coffees are in too!
Rwanda Coffee Villages shows baking spice, developed sugars, and dark chocolate notes. It's sweet, bright and leaves with a clean finish.
Rwanda Karongi Gitesi is floral, fruited, bright, and has layers of sweetness!
Rwanda Tumba Cocatu has sweet golden raisin, raw honey, caramel malt, and red apple. Fruited citrus notes and thick body to boot!
Peru FTO Junin - Jonathan Tocto Microlot with cane juice sweetness, tart yellow apple notes, malaic acidity, and black walnut finish. A very clean cup!

We have seven brand new coffees to choose from this weekend

January 9, 2014

Burundi Kayanza Mpemba has spice fruits, candied citrus, white grapefruit, and black tea to accompany the acidity.

Burundi Muyinga Kavugangoma brings flavors of apple, dried ginger, all-spice, nice body and brilliant acidity.

Colombia Timana Finca El Paraiso includes raw sugar sweetness, candied nut, malic acidity and a Bosc pear bittering mouthfeel.

Ethiopia Dry Process Sidama Njori is full of berry, with caramel candy, cocoa powder, and baked stone fruits. Sweet and full bodied!

Guatemala Antigua Finca Cabrejo is juicy, alive with crispy acidity and makes a sweet espresso.

Kenya Kiambu Ndumberi AA has sweet brown sugar, caramel, juicy citrus, and pleasant acidity.

Sulawesi Toarco Seletan Peaberry. Honey, apple juice, green grape, bittersweet cocoa, and caramel sweetness is in this Sulawesi.

Roasted Coffee: Java Sunda - Gunung Parigi & Papua New Guinea Bauka Plantation

January 8th, 2015

Two Indonesian coffees that present a very interesting representation of their origin. These two coffees bring forth everything great about Indonesian coffees and then some. Both show unique rustic sweetness, hearty body and rich aroma. 

 Java Sunda - Gunung Parigi City+

Right out of the grinder there is vanilla, ground cinnamon, and sweet spices. The vanilla aroma while brewed and sitting in the cup, stands out even more. The aroma also blends caramel, molasses and sweet honey with nice amount of cedar. I really like the aroma of this coffee if you can't already tell! This sweet Java is loaded with bittersweet chocolate flavors and syrupy body. The acidity is a bit held back when warm, but peaks out when cooled. 

Papua New Guinea Bauka Plantation City+

The sweetness of the grinds is a mix of damp earth and sugar. The wet aroma is deeply sweet, like a waffle cone. There is also a pine and eucalyptus refreshing quality in both the aromatics and taste. This PNG resembles all the greatness that a Sumatra coffee can offer with a little more clarity and acidity on the tongue. 


Here are the green coffees:

Java Sunda - Gunung Parigi

Papua New Guinea Bauka Plantation 


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I also roasted a very small amount of these coffees for espresso use:


Roasted Coffee...

December 23, 2014

I can't think of a better way to end 2014 than to roast the two most popular subscription coffees this year. 2014 has come and is almost gone but brought us a fairly good harvest year. We laughed, we cried, and we definitely drank lots of coffee. 2015 is looking like another promising year and will blast off with some good lots! But until then, let's celebrate the tail end of this year with these two coffees! 

Because we will be closed December 24th, 25th and 26th and December 31st, January 1st and 2nd, this coffee is available for the Ongoing subscription - Sweet Maria's Bi-Weekly Roasted Coffee Pairing subscribers only.  


Ethiopia Illubabor Baaroo City+

The aroma right after brewing gives off the sweet smell of coconut, floral notes and caramel. As it cools, there is a rich cocoa sweetness, juicy body with a clean tangerine-like acidity in the finish. Creaminess also lingers in the finish while leaving flavors of warm milk chocolate.

Ethiopia Kaffa-Michiti Cooperative City+

This aroma has lots of fresh cinnamon stick and orange peel right up front. The flavor also brings cinnamon, and baking spices. As it cools there is a sweet vanilla and fresh ginger bite. I can also pick up a bit of a raspberry tartness in the finish as well as a full rounded body.  

Hope your holiday season is restful and full of hot coffee cups!

-Danny Goot


Perhaps you would like to roast these coffees yourself?

Ethiopia Illubabor Baaroo 

Ethiopia Kaffa-Michiti Cooperative