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    The Bullet R1 Meet Up. Video & Highlights

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    The best stovetop popper for coffee.

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    Product Guide: Sweet Maria's Sample Sets

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    New Arrivals: Kayon Mountain Farm - Two Ways

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    New Arrivals: Brazil

    Nutty, chocolaty and great for an espresso base

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  7. Start 2016 Off Right With Some Great Ethiopian Coffee

    Start 2016 Off Right With Some Great Ethiopian Coffee

    What a selection!

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    New Guatemalan and Colombian Arrivals

    ...all great for espresso too!

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    Four New Coffees from Colombia, Costa Rica and Ethiopia

    ...all packed with more flavor than you can handle.

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    A Variety of Seven New Arrivals

    Most of these are excellent for espresso!

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    New Arrivals for Oct 9th

    Seven new coffees for the 9th.

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    Five New Offerings From Colombia, Java and Rwanda

    excellent offerings from Colombia, Java and Rwanda

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Yemen Coffee Bonanza (and Tea! and Indonesians ...)

Yemen Coffee Bonanza! It's a first; we currently have 4 distinct Yemeni coffee selections at Sweet Maria's, and one tea. Yes, tea ... coffee tea ... made from the dried skins of the coffee fruit! It's called Yemen Qishr Tea and is a very unique experience. These Yemeni coffee lots are clean and balanced compared to selections from the past, and at least 2 (Ismaili and Sharasi) result in some of the best Single Origin Espresso I have had this year! Yemen Mokha Ismaili is spicy, lush, velvety, and a bit more earthy than the others. It's the best Ismaili in 2 years. Yemen Mokha Mattari has winey fruit and chocolate, my favorite brewed cup. Yemen Mokha Sharasi is a lot I found in Yemen last November, delicate, fruited, refined, and an incredible SO espresso. We have other arrivals too: Indonesia Flores "Jade" is unlike the previous offers from this tiny island, rustic, intense, more Sumatra-like. Speaking of Sumatra, we have a great Sumatra Organic Mandheling that cups better than the numbers indicate. Read the review. And here's robusta you can drink as a French Press brew! (Although we still recommend it chiefly for espresso blend use: India Robusta- Jeelan Estate Sitara. 

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