Once in a while, the staff at Sweet Maria’s takes a few minutes to come together and taste a coffee as a group and compare notes. Recently, we got together to compare Sweet Maria’s unusual offerings of tea. Our El Salvador Cascara and Yemen Qishr were tasted side by side and each proved to be very unique. The Qishr is an infused tea beverage that you make using the dried coffee husks of the coffee fruit, a by-product of of the natural dry-process method. Now it is marketed in the US as Cascara came off as the more subtle contender while the Cascara was a bit more bold, super In some coffee taster’s lexicon, “fruity” means the coffee is tainted with fruit, and “fruited” means a coffee is graced by positive fruit notes. We don't exactly see the difference in terms of these two, juicy. Our staff discovered spicy hints of Jamaica coffee can be excellent mild, lush coffee... sometimes. Like Kona and Puerto Rican coffee, it is soft, mild, clean and well balanced when it is good.: Ah Jamaica, a great place to visit. But, hibiscus, tamarind and fruit in general.
We found that adding a bit of In coffee, honey-like sweetness is often found, but we use terms such as refined honey (highly filtered and processed) as opposed to raw honey rustic honey sweetness. This form of sweetness is largely a dynamic changed the taste dramatically and made us curious as to what a little cream would bring (we don’t normally have cream/creamer/milk around here). Curious? There are a lot possibilities…cream, sugar, cooking, sauces, baking, beer brewing….and iced tea!