Blends

As a convenience, we offer pre-blended coffees from Sweet Maria's stock. These are packed in GrainPro-lined bags at our warehouse in Oakland, CA.

For a list of our single origin coffees, click here.

Workshop Blends

Coffee Cupping Notes
Coffee Shrub's Polar Expresso Holiday Blend We roasted Polar Expresso to a couple different levels, and found Full City to be the optimal starting point for espresso extraction. This is where the tart 'zing' of lemony acidity is tempered by simple sugar browning sweetness, and a pervading...
Espresso Workshop #42 -Blue Forty Two If you liked #41, Afiliate Romano, you're sure to be a fan of Blue Forty Two. Like I laid out above, this is an espresso blend with untamable acidic snappiness, and the lighter you roast, the more unruly it will be. And while not necessarily a bad...
Sweet Maria's Altiplano Blend This is a great dual-purpose blend, and so we cupped it as both brewed coffee and espresso. Roasting to City+ - Full City is great for a cup of coffee, and the dry fragrance has a pungent-sugar sweetness, molasses sugars, along with roasted nut and...
Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Blend By standard cupping methods for brewed coffees, the profile is much "bigger" than previous years, and extracting this blend in an espresso machine produces something very intense, sweet, and complex. The dry fragrance of City roasts have citrus and...
Sweet Maria's Majirani African Blend Majirani is a force to be reckoned with. Espresso extraction yields an intensely sweet and extremely viscous liquid, both aspects leaving pleasantly memorable flavors on the palate. Grinding middle roasts gives off big fruited notes, dark stone...

Standard Blends

Blend Cupping Notes
Sweet Maria's Decaf Espresso "Donkey" Blend People have requested that we offer a pre-blended espresso, a decaf counterpart to the Espresso Monkey blend. Working under the codename of the "Donkey Blend" (don't ask how all these...
Sweet Maria's Espresso Monkey Blend A longtime favorite espresso blend intended solely for pump and piston type espresso extraction. This is a sweet but punchy little cup, and roasted farly light it is a shock to the palette, but has...
Sweet Maria's French Roast Blend This is my favorite blend designed to endure the rigors of dark roasting, and produce excellent pungent tastes, attractive bittersweet/carbony flavors, and great body. Body is so important to a...
Sweet Maria's New Classic Espresso Once there was "Classic Italian," our espresso blend to set the benchmark for traditional European-style espresso. It was a blend based on quality Brazil coffees, with a touch of aromatic...