You can be assured, Sweet Maria's only sells coffees Tom has personally
cupped or tested. It costs him more, but I think he buys coffee on a
contract that allows him to refuse the entire shipment if it doesn't pass
muster when it arrives at his door. Tom's the final arbiter!
Can you imagine a Goniff that would have you approve a coffee lot for
shipment at the farm or processing site, then mix in some unsalable
past-harvest stock to clear them out of their warehouse?
Coffee is such a labor-intensive, Far Underpriced commodity driven almost t=
extinction by Big Coffee, I'm half expecting a tax on Specialty Coffee.
Since it's Sweet Marias' only stock in trade, you can be sure Tom makes sur=
it's Super special before he accepts any.
I've seen comments on the astounding flavor of Sweet Maria's samplers, as i=
they're purpose selected from their stock. I rather think you might walk in=
close your eyes, spin around five times in one of the old swivel chairs,
point out at random and ask for "Five pounds of that," and unless you
happened to be pointing at a doorknob, you'd love the superb flavor!
My daughter, Sarah, was at the St. Francis last fall. Less than 10 miles
away in SFO, I wanted her to drive over to SM to get 3 fivers of coffee
beans, including one she was sure I would Not like.
I know the latter does not exist.
Mazel Tov -RayO, aka Opa!
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