Coffee Origins - Brazil

Coffee Origins - Brazil

by Matthew Kellso August 10, 2019 3 min read

Coffee has been grown in Brazil for over 300 years, and for the bulk of that time, it has been the worlds #1 coffee producer.  Keep reading to learn about this wonderful country's history, typical flavor profile, and other fun information.
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Arabica beans, origin, varietals, process…Coffee Terminology Overload!

Arabica beans, origin, varietals, process…Coffee Terminology Overload!

by Matthew Kellso July 20, 2019 5 min read

Coffee is an incredibly complex plant, fruit, seed, drink, etc. See, even defining it isn’t straight forward. The process a single bean takes to get from the farm to your morning cup is often overlooked or even ignored by most big coffee corporations. Many people have no idea what goes into a cup of coffee. So, of course, there is confusion about the flavor profiles of coffee and what contributes to them. The endless list of “coffee terms” is overwhelming, the details are muddled and you, the coffee customer, is confused for a good reason.
Too often, terms are mixed up, misused, and are rendered meaningless; we are here to help change that. We want to clear up all the confusion. Well, at least some of it.
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The History & Characteristics of Latin American Coffee

The History & Characteristics of Latin American Coffee

by Zoe Maiden June 14, 2019 2 min read

Most of the coffees consumed worldwide are produced in Latin America. The countries within Latin America have an ideal coffee-growing environment with its moderate sunshine and rain, 70-80 degree temperatures, and rich, porous soil. Coffee originated in Africa around the 15th century and finally made its way to Latin America in the early-18th century. By the mid-18th century, Latin American countries evolved into being some of the top coffee producers. 
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Everything You Want To Know About Ethiopian Coffee, But Are Afraid To Ask.

Everything You Want To Know About Ethiopian Coffee, But Are Afraid To Ask.

by Zoe Maiden March 07, 2019 2 min read

 As some of you may know, Ethiopian coffees are always my favorite. A dry-processed, fruit forward Ethiopian bean is always a winner in my book. For many years, they have been the world's best-reviewed single-origin premium coffee beans. As the 5th largest coffee producer in the world, Ethiopia has mastered the art of harvesting and processing the beans and the flavor profiles are perfectly complex and delicious.
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A History And Brief Overview of the Colombian Coffee Growing Region

A History And Brief Overview of the Colombian Coffee Growing Region

by Zoe Maiden January 14, 2019 4 min read

Colombian coffees have been a staple at Sagebrush since the very beginning. I continue to offer them on the site because they are versatile, incredibly smooth to drink and often sell very well. If you drink coffee, which why else would you be reading this, you have most likely had a cup of Colombian coffee in your lifetime. Many restaurants serve a Colombian blend for their morning coffee, and the origin is usually a top seller at grocery stores. So why are Colombian coffees so accessible and well-liked?
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Kenyan Coffee, The Organization of the Beans and Industry In A Country That Needs These Crops.

Kenyan Coffee, The Organization of the Beans and Industry In A Country That Needs These Crops.

by Jenna Kellso August 17, 2018 5 min read

In the article posted last week, I introduced the readers to my study of the African coffee region.  I wanted to continue looking at the area but focus on one country and share a bit of the unique perspective on coffee growth and production offered by that country. 
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A Little Research About The African Coffee Growing Region

A Little Research About The African Coffee Growing Region

by Jenna Kellso August 10, 2018 4 min read

“I would like your first writing assignment to be about coffee regions.”

My husband and assigning editor quickly back-pedaled “I know that’s not a very exciting topic...”

I’m not sure if it was the look on my face or his genuine feeling on the topic that prompted the follow-up statement, but I had to agree that it was not the type of topic I was expecting as we set out to begin growing the information section of SagebrushCoffee.com

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A Quick Overview Of Coffee Origins and Why They're Important

A Quick Overview Of Coffee Origins and Why They're Important

by Matthew Kellso July 10, 2018 2 min read

How do you shop for coffee?  Do you think about the roast?  Are you partial towards a certain region?  Do you like coffees with nutty undertones and avoid citrusy ones?  Or maybe you only buy dry-process Ethiopian coffees from the Guji Zone of the Oromia region at 1800m of elevation or higher roasted very light, so the origin comes out and bitterness of the coffee is in the backyard barely noticeable?  And you thought the person in front of you at Starbucks had a complicated order.
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Like Coffee? Then You Love The Black-Throated Blue Warbler

Like Coffee? Then You Love The Black-Throated Blue Warbler

by Matthew Kellso November 03, 2014 2 min read

The Coffee Berry Borer, a small beetle native to many coffee farms, is the most feared enemy of any coffee farmer. These bugs are tiny, in fact, they can be as small as a couple of millimeters in length. They typically attack the coffee cherry by burrowing a very small hole in the top of the coffee berry.
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Coffee Grinds Explained

We currently offer 4 different coffee grind levels.  Listed below with descriptions.

Whole Bean: Unground coffee for a home grinder.

Coarse: Think sugar in the raw, maybe more coarse, recommended for Chemex Brewer, French Press, Cold Brew

Medium: Slightly coarser than table salt, recommended for Metal Kone filters, Flat bottom brewers including Kalitta, Cloth filters

Fine:  Slightly finer than table salt, recommended for V60 pour overs, Cone filter coffee pots, Moka Pot, Aeropress.

Extra Fine: Like powdered sugar, recommended for Espresso.

If at all possible, we recommend grinding at home. We prefer Baratza coffee grinders and offer several of their models for sale. Click here to shop for one of their brewers.