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

Coffee Tasting at Sweet Maria's - Nov. 16th
Nov. 1, 2018

Sign up for our tasting event on Friday, Nov. 16th and taste a selection of Sweet Maria's coffees. Julio, our lead roaster will be selecting, roasting and brewing some of our current offerings. Please note that this will be a tasting and not a cupping since cupping this many coffees with a large group can get a little messy. Also, tasting coffee drip brewed compared to coffee from a cupping bowl can give you flavors a bit closer to what you might get at home. Sweet Maria's staff will be on hand for questions or random coffee conversations.

This is a free event but you must sign up to attend. Space is limited.

Email byron@sweetmarias.com to sign up.

Friday, November 16, 2018
1pm - 1:45pm
Sweet Maria's Coffee
2823 Adeline St.
Oakland, CA 94608

This is an in-person event at our brick and mortar location in Oakland, CA. We will be producing more online events for everyone that doesn't live in the SF Bay Area in the future.