Green Coffee Outlook – April 2021 – for Sweet Maria’s and Coffee Shrub

Stay up to date on coffee we have coming down the pipeline and our latest green coffee outlook and arrivals schedule.

Green Coffee Notes for April 2021:

  • We hope to have Liquid Amber back in stock by June. We are out of Monsoon Malabar, one of the central components, and unfortunately, the samples we’ve tasted of available stock are not at the quality level we require for our blend (we won’t compromise quality!). 
  • The good news is we found an exceptional India Monsoon Malabar lot at origin, and is currently on the water in-transit. We even bought enough of it to offer as a single origin too!
  • While we realize it’s not the most accurate metric of how things are moving at the Port, the number of container ships we can see from the Bay Bridge waiting to dock and offload their shipping containers seems to be shrinking. 
  • There’s a very real possibility some of the slowdown is related to the proverbial log jam caused by the megaship Ever Given running afloat. But now that it’s cleared up, the San Francisco Bay may fill up like a parking lot once more.
  • Our latest arrivals from Colombia have been slowly moving through the queue that starts West of the Golden Gate, but we’re hoping to see its final progress to the Port this week.
  • Back at our cupping lab, we’re tasting the final harvest samples from Ethiopia and Kenya, and have contracted nearly all of our coffee for the year. You’ll see quite a few new lots on the list of incoming coffees below.
  • We’re wrapping up contracts in Guatemala as well, and I’ll definitely have more to report on specifics in the May Green Coffee Outlook. We’ve been fielding some questions about what to expect from Guatemala, so I’ll try to do a mid-month update to relay some of those specifics in our Incoming Coffees list.

As always, send any coffee questions to us at [email protected], or wholesale questions at [email protected]. We’re here to help.

April Outlook
Brazil Dry Process Sítio Dois Irmãos3060 KGOakland
Brazil Dry Process Sitio Senhor Bom Jesus3069 KGOakland
Brazil Dry Process Pedra Branca5060 KGOakland
Brazil Pulp Natural Pedra Branca3160 KGOakland
Burundi Kazoza N’Ikawa Coop Lot 22060 KGOakland
Burundi Dry Process Kibingo5060 KGOakland
Burundi Kabarore Commune Yandaro4030 KGOakland
Burundi Kayanza Yagikawa Lot 23060 KGOakland
Burundi Mutambu Colline Migoti2069 KGOakland
Colombia Inzá Veredas Vecinas4660 KGOakland
Colombia Urrao Valle de Penderisco1860 KGOakland
Colombia Urra Fray David Moreno1060 KGOakland
Colombia Urrao Finca San Carlos2460 KGOakland
Colombia Honey Las Aguilas Gesha1060 KGOakland
Flores Gunung Waja Mala4030 KGOakland
Honduras La Peña Denilson Madrid860 KGOakland
Java Wet Hulled Parahyangan5030 KGOakland
Peru Pueblo de Piñas4060 KGOakland
Peru Huabal Ancelmo Guevara1469 KGOakland
Peru Huabal Santiago Tapia1060 KGOakland
Rwanda Dry Process Nyakabingo2060 KGOakland
Rwanda Gatare Peaberry2060 KGOakland
Sulalwesi Toraja Pulu Pulu2660 KGOakland
Sulalwesi Enrekang Angin Angin4030 KGOakland
Sulawesi Dry Process Topidi3130 KGOakland
Sulawesi Wet Hulled Toraja Sapan3030 KGOakland
Sumatra Wet Process Kerinci3030 KGOakland
Sumatra Mandheling-Aceh Triple-Pick4760 KGOakland
Timor Leste Goulala Village2560 KGOakland
Timor Leste Dry Process Kailitlau2430 KGOakland
Timor Leste Dukurai Loiludo2030 KGOakland
Brazil Minas Gerais SWP Decaf6060 KGOakland
Ethiopia SWP Decaf6060 KGOakland
Moka Java SWP Decaf6060 KGOakland

Upcoming coffees currently on the schedule to be added to our website:

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Sweet Maria’s Coffee Shrub Coffee Sourcerer

Incoming coffees currently on the water:

Africa Outlook
Cameroon Caplami Java Cultivar5060 KGmid May
Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Konga Lot 15060 KGlate April
Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Aricha Lot 18560 KGlate April
Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Aricha Lot 28560 KGlate April
Ethiopia Banko Gutiti Gedeb5060 KGlate April
Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Worka Wuri5060 KGlate April
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Daanisa10060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Bookkisa7560 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Birbissa5060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Bekele Basha5060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Bekele Belayecho4560 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Hambela Dabaye12060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Benti Nenka10060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Hambela Benti Nenka5060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Hambela Dabaye5060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Organic Agaro Duromina8060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Organic Nano Challa6060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Organic Agaro Kedamai6060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Organic Kennisa Cooperative6060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Organic Geta Bore6060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Hambela Buliye10060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Bukusayisa6060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Shakiso Allona8060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Goro Bedesa8060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Dambi Udo10060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Dari10060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Hambela Goro12060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Banko Chelchelle12060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Uraga10060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Dikitu5060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Agaro Genji Challa3060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Kecho Anderecha4060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Honey Process Genji Challa4060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Agaro Telila4060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Mahamed Aba Nura5060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Nebso Aba Geda4060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Limu Musa Aba Lulesa4060 KGnot yet shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Mansur Aba Hikam4060 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Ichamama Peaberry1460 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Ichamama AB3160 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Gatugi AA5460 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Gatugi AB4760 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Chinga AA2260 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Chinga AB2560 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Chinga Peaberry660 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Rukira AA1560 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Kiruga AB3760 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Kiruga Peaberry1660 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Gatugi Peaberry2560 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Mahiga Peaberry1060 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Riakiberu AA3060 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Karindundu Peaberry1360 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Kiunyu Peaberry1160 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Kainamui Peaberry2060 KGnot yet shipped
Africa Outlook (Cont)
Kenya Nyeri Karinga Peaberry1460 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Gakui Peaberry1160 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Ndimaini Peaberry1360 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Gatomboya Peaberry2660 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Karatina Peaberry1360 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Riakiberu Peaberry3260 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Kangunu Peaberry3360 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Kangunu AB3560 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Kegwa Peaberry1460 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Wadogo Wakulima Peaberry9.560 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Kiambu Fram Farm Peaberry1060 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Kirinyaga Kabimutho AB/PB860 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Ichuga AB/PB3260 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Kiambu Jojo AB/PB1060 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Thika Elik Farm AA960 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Kiambu Fram Farm AA2260 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Kiambu Fram Farm AB3760 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Kiambu Fram Farm AA2460 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Kirinyaga Gachenge AA3060 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Thika Ibutiti AA760 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Ichuga AA3260 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Nyeri Kiamabara Peaberry760 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Kiambu Mandela AA1260 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Kiambu Mandela AB4060 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Embu Mwiria AA1660 KGnot yet shipped
Kenya Kirinyaga Wanja AA1260 KGnot yet shipped
Tanzania Ngorngoro Nitin Peaberry860 KGnot yet shipped
Tanzania Ngorngoro Nitin Estate AA2560 KGnot yet shipped
Tanzania Heights AA6060 KGnot yet shipped
Tanzania Ngorngoro Nitin Peaberry1960 KGnot yet shipped
Yemen Dry Process Bani Mattari15032 KGnot yet shipped
Yemen Dry Process Al Hiwar5032 KGnot yet shipped
Yemen Dry Process Moka Khulani5032 KGnot yet shipped
Yemen Dry Process Moka Small Producers15032 KGnot yet shipped
South America
Colombia Urrao-Caicedo Las Alegrias2470 KGmid Mar
Colombia Urrao Finca Los Palomos2070 KGmid Mar
Colombia Urrao Jhon Alexander1070 KGmid Mar
Colombia Urrao Finca San Carlos2470 KGmid Mar
Colombia Urrao Valle de Penderisco1870 KGmid Mar
Colombia Urra Fray David Moreno1070 KGmid Mar
Colombia Inzá Las Estrellas1570 KGmid Mar
Colombia Inzá Rio Paez4470 KGmid Mar
Colombia Inzá Cresta El Hato2470 KGmid Mar
Colombia Inzá Palomos del Sur1570 KGmid Mar
Colombia Inzá Veredas Vecinas5170 KGmid Mar
Colombia La Argentina Alberto Paya1070 KGmid Mar
Colombia Honey Las Aguilas Gesha570 KGmid Mar
Colombia Las Aguilas Lasso Gesha1070 KGmid Mar
Central America
El Salvador Matalapa Mirador3469 KGmid May
El Salvador Matalapa El Pino3469 KGmid May
El Salvador Matalapa Calagual2069 KGmid May

8 Responses

  1. I love the “Green Coffee Outlook” I am able to look for old favorites and plan ahead for purchasing. Thanx

    1. We’re glad you’re finding it useful! ETA’s have been a bit of a moving target lately, so we expect some things to shift a little. But we’ll be sure to update beginning of each month.

      Best,
      Dan

  2. Looking forward to the Kenya’s and Ethiopia’s for my next large order, and waiting patiently for the Guatemala news. Thank you so much for this. I also appreciated the insights about the cargo ship queue and this: “There’s a very real possibility some of the slowdown is related to the proverbial log jam caused by the megaship Ever Given running afloat. But now that it’s cleared up, the San Francisco Bay may fill up like a parking lot once more.” It gives a perspective on what you have to deal with day-by-day.

    1. Hi Beatrice, thanks for your comment. We are working at getting the first two shipping containers of Guatemalan coffees moving in the next couple of weeks. I’ll lay out those lots in the May update, if not a little sooner.

      Best,
      Dan

  3. Thanks go out to Sweet Maria’s for their constant endeavor to make home roasting ever more enjoyable. Y’all are the best!

    I’d like to echo John Kuhn’s comments. It’s great to have an outlook and be able to do some planning. My neighbors are counting on me!

  4. I am anxiously waiting for the Yemen beans. Hope they will be arriving soon. Thanks for the informative updates.

    1. Hey Cat! We are hoping for a late April arrival, which means you can expect them to be available on the site much closer to mid-May due to the turnaround times at the port. I’ll have a clearer picture by the end of the month and be sure to post an update in the next Green Coffee Outlook.

      -Dan

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