Sweetheart Kenya Maraba
Flavors of caramel, citrus, and raspberry
We obsess over perfecting Sweetheart’s roast profile, and the result is this sweet, balanced coffee with perfect flavor clarity. It's the best-tasting single origin espresso sourced with the highest ethical standards.
Our current offering is a washed-process from the community of Maraba in Kenya.
The Sweetheart roast profile is roasted just a little bit darker with a more developed body. This roast profile is ideal for espresso or a richer brewed coffee option.
For espresso we recommend:
IN: 18.0g OUT: 46 - 49g TIME: 24 - 27s
For filter coffee we recommend:
1g of coffee to 16g of water by weight or
1 tablespoon of coffee to 3oz of water by volume
Note that every grinder is different, so this is a comparative scale intended to help you understand grind settings for different methods and, ultimately, the best grind on your grinder.
On a 1 to 10 scale—i.e. if your grinder had 10 grind settings and grinds from Turkish (1) to French press (10)—then you can simply use the guide recommendation and adjust to taste. If your grinder has 30 grind settings then you should multiply the recommended grind setting by three. For example, when brewing flat bottom filter coffee (7), start with a grind setting of 21 on a grinder with 30 settings.
1 finest to 10 coarsest:
3 Moka Pot
4 Aero Press
6 Kalita, Cone Electric Drip
7 Flat Bottom Electric Drip
9 Cold Brew, Toddy
10 French Press
Adjusting Grind to Taste
After brewing, taste your coffee. If it is delicious, great news—enjoy! If it is lacking in some way, then try adjusting your grind to improve your brew.
If you find your coffee to be flat, lifeless with an ashy or dry aftertaste, you are probably grinding too fine and should adjust your grind coarser.
If you find your coffee to be sour, papery or watery, you are probably grinding too coarse and should adjust your grind finer.
For more tips, visit our Brewing page under the Learn tab.
At Olympia Coffee, we take pride in our commitment to Fair For All, our rigorous standard for green coffee sourcing. Our approach ensures that all parties involved in our coffee production, including farmers, staff, and customers, benefit from our ethical practices. As a testament to our dedication, we are third-party certified for our sourcing practices and employee compensation, which meet Living Wage standards. You can learn more about our Fair For All initiative by visiting www.fairforall.coffee.
This outturn of Maraba was sourced in partnership with C. Dormans Exporters and Imported into the United States with Royal Coffee. We purchased the whole lot representing 40, 60kg bags of green coffee. We paid $4.20 FOB for this coffee.
On arrival, and production roasts we scored this coffee 88 points.
We are proud to compensate our packaging team a Living Wage of $20.75-$23.00 per hour and our roasting team a Living Wage of $21-26 per hour at our roastery.