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  1. Video: Guatemala 2019 Coffee Clips

    Video: Guatemala 2019 Coffee Clips

    A few fairly low tech clips and some thoughts on coffee processing and coffee buying in Guatemala.

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  2. Video: Dry Process Coffee & Quakers

    Video: Dry Process Coffee & Quakers

    How we grade for the quality of our dry process coffees

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  3. 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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  4. New Postcards. Quakers: Resistant to Roast

    New Postcards. Quakers: Resistant to Roast

    Our new postcards. Look for one in your next order.

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  5. Podcast Episode #22 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 2

    Podcast Episode #22 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 2

    Part 2 of 2 - Continuing the talk about the coffee supply chain and other topics

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  6. Six Under Six - July 2018

    Six Under Six - July 2018

    Six great coffees. All under six bucks.

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  7. Podcast Episode #21 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 1

    Podcast Episode #21 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 1

    Part 1 of 2 - Talking about the coffee supply chain among other topics

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  8. Podcast Episodes 19 & 20: Kenya Coffee: Growing, Trading and Marketing

    Podcast Episodes 19 & 20: Kenya Coffee: Growing, Trading and Marketing

    A while back we had Mary Maina Manyeki visit us in Oakland, and had a great conversation about her experiences as a Kenya coffee farmer.

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  9. The New Postcard

    The New Postcard

    We are really proud of our latest postcard because it captures an aspect of one of Tom's photographic projects; shooting realistic macro photos of coffee beans.

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  10. Sweet Maria's Green Coffee Sample Sets

    Sweet Maria's Green Coffee Sample Sets

    The ultimate order-ahead-of-time-pre-holiday-non-procrastinator-thing-you-can-buy-from-us-right-now

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  11. New Macro Videos

    New Macro Videos

    An inside look at parchment coffee and Kenyan coffee grades

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  12. Kenya Coffee Grades

    Kenya Coffee Grades

    A geeky macro video of the various grades and types of Kenya coffee. Some of this information can apply to wet processed coffee elsewhere too! -Tom

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Sweet Maria's Emailer 9/28/2018

Sweet Maria's Emailer 9/28/2018
Sept. 28, 2018
Here's the emailer that we sent on 9/28. If you want to subscribe, sign up on the bottom of our homepage.



Colombia Caicedo Las Alegrias - Light roasts promise tea-like tannic mouthfeel, green grape and cherry pulp, wine-like accents, molasses sweet tones, aromatic sandalwood, and cinnamon. Bittersweet at darker roast levels.

Colombia Nariño Rio Juanambu - A crowd pleasing, bittersweet cup at a wide roast range. Buttery toffee, caramel coated almond, coffee cake crumble, loads of bittersweet cocoa, and an apple/malic impression. Good for espresso.

Guatemala Antigua Finca Retana - An approachable cup, with a restrained flavor profile, sugar browining sweetness, apple and stone fruit accents, and a tannic finish. Chocolate roast tones in deeper roasts. Good for espresso.

Rwanda Karongi Nyarubuye Station - This coffee exhibits a sound base of dark sugary sweetness from aromatics on into the brewed coffee, almond brittle candy, caramel pudding, cardamom spice, and aromatic wood.

Ethiopia Agaro Duromina Cooperative - Duromina has an intense cup profile at a wide range of roasts, honey sweetness accented by notes of peach and nectarine, orange marmalade, fruit-infused green tea, a kaffir lime floral aroma, and so much more. Good for espresso.

Honduras Organic Belen La Lesquiñada - Middle roasts have balanced sweetness, with raisin, cardamom, herbal, and almond notes, and soft acidity. Full City harnesses a mix of high % cacao bar and a tropical fruit accent. Good for espresso.

Mexico Dry Process San Antonio Farm - Marked by cooked berry aroma, cup flavors go from cherry wine to bittersweet bass tones, unrefined sugars, and dark chocolates filled with fruit liqueur. Bodied across the roast spectrum. Good for espresso.

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  • Tom was in Rwanda in May and recently had a chance to post some of his travel photos. This was also an opportunity to use our new library platform as a place to post pictures. Stay tuned for even more photos as we update past travelogues and add new ones.

Check out some awesome Rwanda pics



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