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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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New Guatemalan and Colombian Arrivals

New Guatemalan and Colombian Arrivals

Oct. 22, 2015

 

  • Colombia Urrao -La Esperanza Microlot - is thick in both weight and sweetness, with raw sugar, sweetened fruit syrup, a honey, blackberry maple syrup and elderberry tea notes. There's a cocoa note in the long aftertaste, that's edged out by hints of baked apple and black tea. A nice espresso too.

 

  • Colombia Valle de Pavón -Señor Gómez - is sweet, fruited and has flavors of black cherry juice. It's not overly bright but has enough acidity to provide a mouth-cleansing finish. There's citrus and fruit syrup notes at most roast levels and darker roasts have the bittersweetness of high % dark cacao bar with plum and grape notes. Recommended to those who enjoy Kenyan espresso.

 

  • Guatemala Xinabajul -FC Mendez Lote 2 - great body with sugar, fruit, raw cane juice, green apple, cinnamon and roasted almond notes. The acidity is like apple juice. Dark roasts will have cocoa tones, thick body, and chocolate syrup in the aftertaste. It will make a chocolatey espresso.

 

  • Guatemala Xinabajul -Santa Barbara - has an impressive brown sugar sweetness and roasted almond. There is impressive acidity and a refreshing burst of brightness with fruit character. Dark roasts make an intensely sweet espresso, with dark chocolate and an orange 'tang'.