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Cups! Cups! Cups!

Mar. 22, 2017

We try not to obsess over cups too much. We do our best to refrain from carrying too many of them because after all, our main focus is coffee...but sometimes we can't help ourselves when we see some that can't resist. Here's a quick guide to the cups we carry. Take a look...and rememember to stay focused on the coffee. Oh, by the way, a lot of our cups are 20% off duing the month of March.

 

Sweet Maria's Ceramic "Styro" Cup...

Six Under Six - Feb. 2017

February 3, 2017

There are many factors that determine how much a pound of green coffee will cost you and price doesn't always dictate how much you will enjoy a particular coffee.  It all depends on your taste buds. It's important that you trust your taste and don't judge a coffee based on how much it costs or what others tell you is good.
 
With that said, here's six great coffees all priced under six dollars. Check out the cupping notes and you will notice a wide variety of flavors. A low price doesn't mean that we are compromising on the quality of the coffee we offer. We have high standards and we stand by them as we continue to source well priced coffees, where the farmer gets paid a premium and your cup is still great.
 
 

La Entrada has sweet to savory aromatics, notes of honey, bran muffin, Umami tea, walnut, and bittersweet chocolate chips. Good for espresso.

Crowd pleaser, flavor matrix of raw sugar, sweet cream butter, pecan, roasted almond, and Baker's cocoa. Good for espresso.

Sweet Maria's Product Guide: Coffee Storage

Jan. 18, 2017

We have several different options for storing your coffee, whether it’s green or roasted. Green coffee is much more shelf-stable than roasted coffee. There’s a bit of a trick to storing roasted coffee, because it needs to release CO2, but also stay away from oxygen. We carry a couple storage options with one-way valves that let CO2 out and keep oxygen from coming in.

 

Roasted Coffee Storage

Valve Bags...

Product Guide: Roasting Accessories

Dec 15, 2016

Once you own a coffee roaster, you probably don't need to buy much more in regards to equipment. A lot of the accessories you will need are probably in your kitchen already. If not, we have you covered.

 

 

Scales...

Product Guide: Starter Kits

Dec 12, 2016

You only need a few items to start roasting your own coffee but factors like budget, batch size and where you will be roasting can determine a lot in regards to what those items will be.  Our Starter Kits give you everthing you need to get get started. All you need to do is determine if you want to get started with a stovetop roaster, an air roaster or a drum roaster. Oh, by the way, our Starter Kits aren't just for beginners. Getting one can also be the perfect way to upgrade or add on to your current roasting setup.

 

Stovetop Roasting Starter Kit...