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    New Postcards. Quakers: Resistant to Roast

    Our new postcards. Look for one in your next order.

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  2. 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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  3. Six Under Six - July 2018

    Six Under Six - July 2018

    Six great coffees. All under six bucks.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. New Macro Videos

    New Macro Videos

    An inside look at parchment coffee and Kenyan coffee grades

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. The Amazing Spider Graphs

    The Amazing Spider Graphs

    ...fighting the crime of buying bad coffee

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Sweet Maria's Green Coffee Sample Sets

Sweet Maria's Green Coffee Sample Sets

Nov. 14, 2017

Halloween's out of the way, Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we all know what comes a month after that. The point is the holidays are here folks, and there's no better time to start procrastinating and waiting to buy those last minute gifts...at the last minute. For those of you that are on the ball or who plan on doing things differently this year by shopping ahead of time, we present to you...green coffee.

Green coffee's shelf life is impressive, so if you stock up now, you can store and roast your coffee thoughout the holidays and beyond. This means if you are giving home-roasted coffee as stocking stuffers, everyone on your list gets your freshest roasts.

With that said, deciding on what coffee to buy can be challenging, if you are the type that gets distracted by having too many good choices, Sweet Maria's Sample Sets are the way to go. For your convenience, we have curated a few different ones to suit your needs. Espresso, Decaf, Central Americans or just a great mix of single origin coffees.

 

Green Coffee Sample Set- You choose between our 4 or 8 pound options - We include coffees from Indonesia, South America, Africa and Central America in these Sample Sets. If you choose the 8 pound option, you just get more of each.

 

Green Coffee Sample Set - Decaf - If you drink decaf, you know that a lot of coffee companies don't care about how their decaf tastes. The fact that it doesn't have caffiene doesn't mean that it shouldn't taste great. We think all our decafs taste really good...just take a little extra care when roasting them. Decaf starts off a darker shade so it's hard to recognize visually when it's going through the roast process.

 

Espresso Sample Set - This set consists of coffees from our long list that are all are great for espresso. The 4 pound espresso set will be all or mostly Sweet Maria's blends and the 8 pound set will have single origins included.

 

Grand Centrals: 4 Pack - Do you like Central American coffees? This is a great opportunity to sample some at a discounted price.