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  1. 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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  2. Six Under Six - July 2018

    Six Under Six - July 2018

    Six great coffees. All under six bucks.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. New Macro Videos

    New Macro Videos

    An inside look at parchment coffee and Kenyan coffee grades

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  8. 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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  9. Sweet Maria's Product Guide: Roasted & Green Coffee Storage

    Sweet Maria's Product Guide: Roasted & Green Coffee Storage

    ...because you gotta put it somewhere.

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  10. Sumatra Aceh Mandheling Preparation Notes

    Sumatra Aceh Mandheling Preparation Notes

    Just some quick comments on the benefits to pre-sort this lot of Sumatra before roasting

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  11. The Amazing Spider Graphs

    The Amazing Spider Graphs

    ...fighting the crime of buying bad coffee

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  12. Adios! We're Out! Hooray!

    Adios! We're Out! Hooray!

    No more Centrals, and that's a good thing.

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Sweet Maria's Product Guide: Green Coffee Samplers

Sweet Maria's Product Guide: Green Coffee Samplers

Dec. 4, 2013

We recommend our samplers to anyone who getting started roasting coffee and to experienced roasters who just want to mix it up bit have a little variety sent to their doorstep. Trying a sampler is one of the best ways to get started home roasting, especially if if you are unsure of what coffee to get and our offerings list ends up looking like a maze for your taste buds. Each sampler contains coffee from different growing areas (Central America, South America, Africa and Indonesia) which means that there will be a wide spectrum of flavors. This is as great way to educate your palate and associate growing regions with certain flavor notes.

The coffee that makes up our samplers change almost daily basis so we can't take requests. We can promise that you will get a really good variety and that you will save some money doing so.

We offer 8 pound (8 different coffees) and 4 pound (4 different coffees) samplers. We have espresso and decaf options too. If you choose an 8 pound espresso sampler, we will send some of our Sweet Maria's blends, and some single origins considered good for espresso. The 4 pound espresso sampler will be mostly/all espresso blends.

Keep in mind that we don't purchase cheap-o, old, low quality coffee for samplers (or for any other reason). All sampler 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 sampler and we have sold out of it, keep track of the flavor notes on the label and look for other coffees in our offerings that provide the same flavors.

Click here to check them out for yourself.