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Epson
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Posted Sat Nov 3, 2012, 6:22pm
Subject: sweet maria blends?
 

i was curious if anyone has any experience with the espresso blends from sweet maria's, im also curious why there doesn't appear to be any recent threads on them?
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Posted Sat Nov 3, 2012, 8:06pm
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I like Sweet Maria's espresso blends.  I think their Liquid Amber comes pretty close to Malabar Gold.  I often am tempted to buy their Espresso workshop blends and generally have enjoyed them.  I think they're fun.  I have some El Competidor in my stash currently in fact.  I bought 5 pounds, have roasted 2 and am just waiting for a sunny day her in Indiana to roast a couple more pounds.
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Posted Mon Nov 5, 2012, 7:22am
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I have been experimenting with roasting my own beans for espresso, then blending them post-roast. So far, my success has been pretty random.

I bought five pounds each of Sweet Maria's Liquid Amber and New Classic Espresso last year. I roast them right up to second crack, and they consistently produce very nice results.

 
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Posted Mon Nov 5, 2012, 8:24am
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I just finished a very nice home roast batch of their Sundae Java Sundae workshop blend that I've had knocking around for a while.  I think I have Monkey and Donkey (decaf) to use up as well.  I found the last New Classic I roasted a little dull - but I tend to go for lighter roasted brighter blends anyway.
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Posted Tue Dec 11, 2012, 6:01pm
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I really like SM green blends.  Right now I have workshop blends #23 and #24, having bought 5 pounds of each.  The Liquid Amber and Monkey Blend and New Classic Espresso Blend were also great.

You can't go wrong with their blends.  I also roast them right up to 2C.

 
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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2012, 6:11pm
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I really like the liquid amber and monkey blends as well.

Current favorite is the all Ethiopian, "Ethiopiques" espresso blend

They also have a very good Ethiopian decaf at present.
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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013, 6:40pm
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I just recently had the opportunity to try the SM #23 roasted by Prof.  A very good blend, nice and smooth.  

Tomorrow I will try the #24 that we roasted on a Behmor last Saturday.

Roasted indoors with the Behmor on top of the kitchen stove using the stove vent hood/fans.  Worked well!!
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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:48am
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I also am loving the SM 23 he roasted.  I am really enjoying my cappa this morning with it.  Makes me want to get a roaster... Don't tell Germantownrob, he will just say told you so.

 
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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:53am
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Coffeenoobie Said:

I also am loving the SM 23 he roasted.  I am really enjoying my cappa this morning with it.  Makes me want to get a roaster... Don't tell Germantownrob, he will just say told you so.

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So far I think I like the #23 better than the #24.  My wife said the same thing without knowing that I was switching beans; sort of a blind test...
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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:01am
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I think it is still mellowing but I am sadly almost out of beans.  Tell Lee I am 13 rows into my scarf.  And your fire pit outside is a great spot to set up the roaster even in the rain being under shelter and all.

 
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