Measuring the Caffeine Content in Coffee

Measuring the Caffeine Content in Coffee

by Zoe Maiden June 21, 2019 3 min read

Around 90% of our country’s population consumes caffeine on a daily basis. Much of the appeal of coffee is the fact that it can easily wake you up, and perhaps more importantly, keep you alert. Whether you are searching for an energy boost or solely drinking for pleasure, it is important to understand where caffeine comes from and how to pick a coffee that contains the caffeine amount you desire.
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When Swiss Water Decaf Coffee Looks Dark, It Doesn't Mean It's Dark Roasted

When Swiss Water Decaf Coffee Looks Dark, It Doesn't Mean It's Dark Roasted

by Zoe Maiden May 01, 2019 3 min read

If you have ever ordered a Swiss Water Process Decaffeinated coffee from Sagebrush coffee, you might notice some distinct differences between it and any other coffee you’ve purchased in the past.  While most Sagebrush coffee beans range in color from light brown to a rich, dark brown, with variation of color throughout the bean, our decaf coffees are not like this—they are quite dark brown, with little to no variation in color within the bean.  We admit it can be a surprising difference to see...
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Sagebrush Coffee's On Demand Roast Day Shipping Explained

Sagebrush Coffee's On Demand Roast Day Shipping Explained

by Matthew Kellso April 27, 2018 3 min read

I'm sure that you've seen notes on our website about how 'We don't roast until you want it." or "Roasted Fresh After You Order", but have you thought about why and how we setup our business to do that?
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Want To Know The Secret of Sagebrush Coffee?  Fluid Bed Coffee Roasters.

Want To Know The Secret of Sagebrush Coffee? Fluid Bed Coffee Roasters.

by Matthew Kellso April 20, 2017 3 min read

Have you ever heard of a fluid bed coffee roaster?  How about a drum roaster? Do you remember the terms endothermic and exothermic reactions from chemistry/thermodynamics classes?  If not, that's fine... I'll give you the highlights.
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The Common Fallacy Of Oily Coffee Beans Explained.

The Common Fallacy Of Oily Coffee Beans Explained.

by Matthew Kellso October 29, 2015 3 min read

As I have been trying to determine what blog posts to write, I think back on questions I'm asked or conversations I've had with customers over the years. One of the most common conversations that I have had is with people that love 'dark' roasted coffee. Typically this type of person thinks that oily beans and dark roasts are synonymous. This leads to a perception that bolder coffees are darker roasted or that dark oily beans are perfect for espresso.  I have to say, these views are so widely held, you'd think they were 100% true.  However, they aren't... they're close, but there is more to it than that.
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Our Roast Profiles Part 3: The Full City Roast

Our Roast Profiles Part 3: The Full City Roast

by Matthew Kellso April 21, 2014 1 min read

The next roast level that we want to talk about is the Full City roast.  This roast level is likely synonymous with a medium roast to many people.
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Our Roast Profiles Part 2: The City+ Roast

Our Roast Profiles Part 2: The City+ Roast

by Matthew Kellso April 11, 2014 2 min read

Last week we talked about the City Roast, that would indicate that the only logical thing to do this week is to continue the series and talk about the distinctly different City+ roast.
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Our Roast Profiles Part 1: The City Roast

Our Roast Profiles Part 1: The City Roast

by Matthew Kellso April 05, 2014 2 min read

People often ask for a light roast or a dark roast.  I think they ask that because of the coffees they are currently drinking and what they think they like about those coffees.  The thing is, there is a lot more to the flavor that comes from each coffee than just the roast level.
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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.