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  1. 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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  2. Storing Your Roasted Coffee

    Storing Your Roasted Coffee

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  3. Pasquini Espresso Equipment

    Pasquini Espresso Equipment

    We have decided not to continue stocking the Livia, or other Pasquini items. This page remains here as a snapshot of what we thought about the Livia (still, a very nice espresso machine!)

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  4. Proper Pants for Coffee Travels?

    Proper Pants for Coffee Travels?

    Tom's take on on the right pants...more than just protection from ants.

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  5. Coming Soon - The Victorio Stovetop Popper for Coffee Roasting

    Coming Soon - The Victorio Stovetop Popper for Coffee Roasting

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  6. Noah Saves a Hummingbird

    Noah Saves a Hummingbird

    No, it's not a children's book. It's the real life tale of Noah, the hummingbird savior.

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  7. Got Dog Jokes for the 2018 Sweet Maria's Calendar?

    Got Dog Jokes for the 2018 Sweet Maria's Calendar?

    The 2018 Dogs of Coffee Calendar needs your funny dog jokes and riddles.

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  8. Our 20/20/20 Sale! 20% off 20 coffees because we are 20.

    Our 20/20/20 Sale! 20% off 20 coffees because we are 20.

    We are 20 years old, so take 20% off

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  9. Indonesia: A Live Talk with Thompson Owen - CANCELLED

    Indonesia: A Live Talk with Thompson Owen - CANCELLED

    Tom's got a slideshow and some great stories to share about his travels to Indonesia

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  10. Sweet Maria's is Hiring

    Sweet Maria's is Hiring

    We are looking for someone to join our customer service team.

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  11. Send Your Pet Photos to the 2018 Sweet Maria's Calendar Casting Call

    Send Your Pet Photos to the 2018 Sweet Maria's Calendar Casting Call

    Want to have your pet appear in the 2018 Sweet Maria's Calendar?

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  12. Coffee Roasting Demo at Eat Real Festival

    Coffee Roasting Demo at Eat Real Festival

    Learn how to roast your own coffee as you spend your day at Eat Real.

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Here Comes a Tidal Wave of New Coffees

Here Comes a Tidal Wave of New Coffees
Colombia Herrera Finca Las Florestales - flavors of berry jam, fresh squeezed orange juice, kaffir lime note and cacao nibs and ripe plum with immense body in darker roasts
 
Colombia Elias Finca El Azulejo - is balanced, with sweet caramel juxtaposed by roasted nut, and a rindy citrus note. As it cools, the profile gives way to honey and black tea. A well-rounded coffee, and one that will prove well in espresso applications too.
 
Ethiopia Guji Zone Akrabi - is laden with unrefined sugars and florals, like muscovado sugar and lilac...also sweet fruits, and soft citrus notes.
 
Ethiopia Muhrabawi Limu - has a raw honey sweetness in the cup that fades into graham-like sweet grain flavor, cut through with nice cleansing acidity. Would work great as a highlight espresso blend component.
 
Guatemala Candelaria Lote Venecia - City roasts have a green tea/roasted barley flavor with lemon oil and a hint of sesame. Darker roasts build sweetness a bit, refined cane sugar, and a lemony acidity shows well.
 
Guatemala Huehuetenango Hoja Blanca - shows golden raisin and malic brightness and eludes at the fruited profile that comes with a cool cup. The sweetness is quite syrupy. Full City roasts bring a chocolate confectionary quality.
 
Kenya Gichugu Kamwangi AB - Malic to citric fruits, and acidity that winds up somewhere between grapefruit and black tea. Good for espresso.
 
Kenya Kirinyaga Kiangoi ABhas dark grape juice and mulling spice flavors, along with a fresh mango note. A standout brewed coffee, acidity is malic like apple-juice, and refreshing. The finish is sweet, crowning an already elegant Kenya cup.
 
Yemen Mokha Bani Haraz - Intense, with pungent sarsaparilla, dried fig and tamarind. Dark cacao and aromatic wood show at deeper roast levels, still fruited, with prune and dark berry notes. Viscous body. Good for espresso.
 
Yemen Dhamari Anis - has a sweetness throughout, contrasted by savory and aromatic wood notes, and rustic cocoa nibs. Fruited accents at City+ include quishr tea, muskmelon, and dry pineapple. Good for espresso.