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  1. Put your pet in our college...Oops, we meant "Collage"

    Put your pet in our college...Oops, we meant "Collage"

    We want your pet's photo in our 2019 calendar

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  2. We Are Not Nuts Over Styrofoam Packing Peanuts

    We Are Not Nuts Over Styrofoam Packing Peanuts

    We hope to protect your breakables with environmentally safe packing material sooner than later.

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  3. Larry Cotton's Dog Bowl Roaster

    Larry Cotton's Dog Bowl Roaster

    Sweet Maria's customer, Larry Cotton's awesome heat gun/dog bowl roaster featured in Make: Magazine

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  4. FreshRoast Basics Class at Sweet Maria's

    FreshRoast Basics Class at Sweet Maria's

    Sign up for our FreshRoast Class

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  5. The Bullet R1 Meet Up. Video & Highlights

    The Bullet R1 Meet Up. Video & Highlights

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  6. Sweet Maria's Supports Doctors Without Borders

    Sweet Maria's Supports Doctors Without Borders

    Sweet Maria's is supporting Doctors Without Borders throughout September

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  7. Sweet Maria's New Hats

    Sweet Maria's New Hats

    Our new hats! Two soft, comfy, cool 'n funky ways to keep the sun off your face.

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  8. Intro to Home Roasting Class

    Intro to Home Roasting Class

    Sign up for this roasting basics class. It's going to be a lot of fun.

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  9. Our New Postcards

    Our New Postcards

    Placing an order with us soon? Look in your box for a basic guide to some of the new features on our website

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  10. A few roasting articles to get you started

    A few roasting articles to get you started

    Did you catch our Maker Faire demo? There's more roasting info here...enter if you dare.

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  11. Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting Demo at The Bay Area Maker Faire

    Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting Demo at The Bay Area Maker Faire

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  12. 5/15 Tonight's Scheduled Maintenance and Other Website Stuff

    5/15 Tonight's Scheduled Maintenance and Other Website Stuff

    Cracking an egg to make an omelette.

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A foot in the holiday door jamb ...

The door is closing on holiday ordering, but I must extend a proverbial foot into the jamb and add these new coffees:

  • El Salvador Finca Kilimanjaro; I was trying to stash this vacuum packed gem for late season, but there has been too much demand. If you know this special coffee from years past, all I can say is it's fantastic once again, many say better than last year.
  • Colombia "Los Pijaos de Tolima" (3 Star); a blend that we build one tiny lot at a time through ourdirect trade program. Tolimas have been consistently my favorite Colombias in recent harvests
  • Colombia Organic "Union de Nariño" (3 Star); our first certified organic Farm Gate coffee from Colombia, built from micro-lots in the town of La Union. Both these lots were shipped vacuum packed, and are vibrantly fresh.
  • Kenya AB Auction Lot #768 -Rukira; Our very last main crop auction lot Kenya until new crop, vivid fruits, and mercifully moderate acidity.
  • Sumatra Onan Ganjang Cultivar; A specific type of coffee shrub from the Lintong area, this was something I found on my recent trip there. It has a classic cup, intense, brutish, potent ... and is quite different from other Lintong coffees.
  • Espresso Workshop #1 - The Ophiolite Blend; I am really excited about this blend, and our new espresso approach. We are dividing our blends into "Standards", blends we maintain consistently, and these Espresso Workshop "editions", things I have hammered out in the cupping lab above the offices here at Sweet Maria's. These are lot-specific offerings, meaning that when the particular coffees in the mix are out, the blend "edition" is retired. What's an ophiolite? Ask Wikipedia ... or just read the review to see why I chose a geologic term... Tom