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  1. The Return of our Limited Edition Holiday Blend

    The Return of our Limited Edition Holiday Blend

    Check out our brew assessment of our limited edition Polar Expresso Holiday Blend. Made up of all washed African coffees, how could you go wrong?

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  2. The Return of Ethiopiques

    The Return of Ethiopiques

    Along with the slew of incoming fresh Ethiopian coffee comes the return of our always popular Ethiopiques blend.

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  3. A Pair of Ethiopias, Cold Brewed with a Bruer.

    A Pair of Ethiopias, Cold Brewed with a Bruer.

    Cold brew coffee can have more tastes than just caramel and chocolate.

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  4. Burundi + Rwanda Coffee Tasting

    Burundi + Rwanda Coffee Tasting

    Another great event at our warehouse on 9/27

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  5. Video: Coffee Leaf Tea - ቁጢ , Kuti, Keti, Koti

    Video: Coffee Leaf Tea - ቁጢ , Kuti, Keti, Koti

    Brewing coffee leaf tea

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  6. All About Coffee Brewing

    All About Coffee Brewing

    Sign up for our coffee brewing crash course

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  7. Espresso Basics & More

    Espresso Basics & More

    Sign up for our espresso basics class

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  8. Coffee Tasting At Sweet Maria's - Feb. 28th

    Coffee Tasting At Sweet Maria's - Feb. 28th

    Sign up and taste the difference between coffees roasted in different machines

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  9. Coffee Tasting at Sweet Maria's - Nov. 16th

    Coffee Tasting at Sweet Maria's - Nov. 16th

    Sign up for our upcoming tasting event.

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  10. What The He — Is Jasmine?

    What The He — Is Jasmine?

    So, what is the taste and smell of jasmine? Yirgacheffes often have the most clear-cut jasmine notes of any coffee, but...

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  11. Bright Coffee

    Bright Coffee

    Here's a few coffees with exciting, snappy, zingy, citrusy, tart, vibrant notes

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  12. Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate...

    Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate...

    A few coffees where chocolate notes take the spotlight.

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  1. Origin of Potato Defect in Rwanda Coffee

    Origin of Potato Defect in Rwanda Coffee

    Last year Aleco and I were traveling in Rwanda, and made a shocking discovery in the Western district of Nyamasheke.

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  2. Taste Testing: Sweet as Sugar

    Taste Testing: Sweet as Sugar

    some fun tastings that you can set up to learn more about different flavors in coffee

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  3. Taste Testing: Apples to Apples

    Taste Testing: Apples to Apples

    some fun tastings that you can set up to learn more about different flavors in coffee

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  4. Taste Testing

    Taste Testing

    some fun tastings that you can set up to learn more about different flavors in coffee

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  5. What is Acidity in Regards to the Taste of Coffee?

    What is Acidity in Regards to the Taste of Coffee?

    We say time and again that the term "acidity" is used as a descriptor of positive attributes in coffee....

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  6. Oh Nuts

    Oh Nuts

    Nuttiness can be the result of processing, either purposeful or otherwise. It can also be the result of bean density...

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  7. Cupping Green, Unroasted Coffee.....Yum

    Cupping Green, Unroasted Coffee.....Yum

    In this funny little experiment, Tom ground and brewed coffee at various stages from green to a City+ roast. 

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  8. Sweet Maria's Spider Graphs

    Sweet Maria's Spider Graphs

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  9. El Salvador Cascara vs Yemen Qishr

    El Salvador Cascara vs Yemen Qishr

    Recently, Sweet Maria's staff got together to compare our unusual offerings of tea.

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  10. Drinking vs. Tasting

    Drinking vs. Tasting

    I come back to this thought very often, the difference between tasting or cupping coffee and drinking it.

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  11. Teaching to Taste

    Teaching to Taste

    The famous non-attributable quote goes “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”.

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  12. an odd day of cupping ...

    an odd day of cupping ...

    It can be rough to cup mixed tables of coffee in one day, or mixed flights.

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  13. Cupping Sumatrans With Brasilians

    Cupping Sumatrans With Brasilians

    Bruno and Chiago came by, two real Minieros ...ie coffee guys from smack dab in the center of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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  14. The Evolution of Sweet Maria's Cupping Descriptions

    The Evolution of Sweet Maria's Cupping Descriptions

    I want to lay out my reasons for changing this system – why I think it is better and will lead to more accuracy in the scores.

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  15. Cupping in Quick Time

    Cupping in Quick Time

    I took this movie at 1 fps in Peru at the "Concurso de Cafe de Calidad" this past week. It starts in round 2 with cupping,...

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  16. Fruit or Ferment?

    Fruit or Ferment?

    I thought I had a good idea of what a fermented taint was but with discussions here and there...

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  17. Sensory Evaluation of Coffee

    Sensory Evaluation of Coffee

    To define and understand the benefit of sensory evaluation, the scientific discipline which looks at how we evoke, measure and interpret the characteristics of food and materials as they are perceived by our senses.

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  18. Cupping: A tasting technique for coffee

    Cupping: A tasting technique for coffee

    Cupping has several varied meanings, among them a technique for draining boils using heated glass cups, a painful attack on the male person, and, perhaps most grotesque, a procedure to taste coffee.

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  19. Costa Rica La Minita Cupping '01-'04 crops

    Costa Rica La Minita Cupping '01-'04 crops

    Okay, here are the results of Mike McGuiness' samples of 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 Costa Rica La Minita samples. First off, the samples were perfectly roasted! Great roast for cupping and very uniform.

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  20. The Coffee -Wine Comparison

    The Coffee -Wine Comparison

    Coffee seems like a straightforward topic, at least it did when you bought coffee in a can, dissolved it in hot water, (clenched your jaw) and slogged it down.

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