Product Guide: Sample Sets

Product Guide: Sample Sets

Dec. 2, 2015

Our sample sets are great for coffee roasting beginners and for experienced roasters who want to mix it up and have a little variety sent to their doorstep. Sometimes, our offerings list can be overwhelming so ordering a sample set can be a convenient way to order, especially if you aren't too picky about origin and you just want "good" coffee.

Standard 4 and 8 Pound Sample Sets

These consist of 8 or 4 different coffees.

Each set contains coffee from different growing areas (Central America, South America, Africa and Indonesia) which means that you can expect a wide spectrum of flavor. This is as great way to educate your palate and associate growing regions with certain flavor notes. If you are thinking of purchasing a roaster, keep in mind that we ship free sample sets with most of the roasters we sell.

The coffees change almost daily so we can't take requests in regards to what coffee ends up in your set. We can promise that you will get an excellent variety of high quality coffee and that you will save money at the same time.

We have espresso and decaf options too. If you choose an 8 pound espresso set, we will send you a mix of our Sweet Maria's blends and single origins determined to be great for espresso. The 4 pound espresso sampler will be mostly/all espresso blends.


Single Origin Sample Sets

These are really fun ways to taste what an origin has to offer. We curate these when we have enough coffee from a single origin to sell as 4 or 8 packs. If you are trying to educate yourself about the overall taste of an origin's coffee or if you just can't get enough of an origin's coffee, these are for you.

-Ethiopia 8 pack

-Guatemala 8 pack

-Kenya 4 pack


Flavor-Based Sample Sets

If you know what you like to taste in your cup, these are great ways to lock in your favorite flavor notes for the next few weeks (or days if you drink a lot of coffee).  We only have one right now, but plan on introducing more in the future.

-Fruit Forward Sample Set


FYI, we don't purchase cheap-o, old, low quality coffee for sample sets (or for any other reason). All sample set coffee is coffee that is currently being sold on our site or has recently gone out of stock. If you really like a coffee from your set and we have sold out of it, keep track of the flavor notes on the label and look for other coffees on our offerings list that provide the same attributes.