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...
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...