Costa Rica Coopetarrazú 36968

Roasting Date: 6/14/2017 and also a July roast. Distributor’s tasting notes: “Green Apple, Dulce De Leche, Cherry” Varietal: Caturra, Catuai Altitude: 1,300 – 1,600 masl Process: Fully washed and dried in the sun This very sweet Costa Rica has low acidity and...
Testing Nossa Familia’s Kenya

Testing Nossa Familia’s Kenya

Today we had a chance to test someone else’s fancy coffee. It’s always nice to have that reference experience to compare what you are doing to that of a respected expert. Nossa Familia‘s coffees are roasted by Rob Hoos, who wrote an influential book,...
Technivorm Moccamaster Cup One Brewer Review

Technivorm Moccamaster Cup One Brewer Review

Technivorm Moccamaster Cup-One is a single cup (10oz/300ml) coffee brewer based on Technivorm’s famous 10-cup version. It looks and functions very similarly which is a good thing since the 10-cup version is so beloved. Both of these brewers emulate the manual...

DIY Roasting Class April 13th – Oakland

Sweet Maria is having a roasting class in Oakland that you may be interested in. The class will cover using an electric air popcorn popper to roast coffee – no joke. This is a super cheap way to try coffee roasting and produce surprisingly good results. Sweet...

March 20th Roasted Coffees Surveys

Here are the links to the March 20th, 2017 roasting session coffees. Thank you for filling out a survey for each of the batches that you tried. Batch #1 Survey Batch #2 Survey Batch #3 Survey Batch #4...
Sample roasting the pre-test coffee

Sample roasting the pre-test coffee

I spent the day at the Berkeley CoRoaster, a  shared coffee roasting facility in West Berkeley, sample roasting a few coffees. It was quite an interesting experience roasting on a professional industry standard machine in an environmentally controlled space, Instead...