Sweet Maria's hosted an event at our office/warehouse in Oakland, CA where we invited some local roasters and cuppers to cup each others' coffee, our coffee and, um....green coffee. We hope it will be become a regular event to gather together local roasters and cuppers to share experiences and maybe learn something.

Our guests were asked to bring their own Guatemala (or their best classic, balanced Central American) and a more racy, exotic coffee (like a Kenya or Ethiopia). But first we had a couple of "educational" cupping, tasting defects, a cupping of unroasted coffees, silverskin separation coffees, and different Colombian coffees.