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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What is Cold Brew & Why is it the Buzz of the Coffee World?

What is Cold Brew & Why is it the Buzz of the Coffee World?

by Zoe Maiden July 20, 2018 3 min read

Many people believe that the only way to enjoy a cold cup of coffee is adding ice to brewed coffee or purchasing a blended beverage from a coffee chain. Although those are both legitimate options, there is another method that has been thriving in the coffee world and may be my personal favorite. This chilled treat is called Cold Brew. 
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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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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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Washed Coffee, Dry Process, Natural, Honey Process; Making sense of the coffee nerd terminology.

Washed Coffee, Dry Process, Natural, Honey Process; Making sense of the coffee nerd terminology.

by Matthew Kellso February 24, 2017 4 min read

To start a discussion on coffee processing, I have to start with the ten steps to take coffee from seed to a cup. When I first learned there were ten steps, I thought, "Grow, roast, grind, brew. What else could there be?" As discussed on National Coffee Association's website they are as follows:
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Coffee Certifications & Sagebrush Coffee, Unraveling the Confusion.

Coffee Certifications & Sagebrush Coffee, Unraveling the Confusion.

by Matthew Kellso February 09, 2017 4 min read

There are a bunch of certifications when it comes to coffee production.  Today, I just want to look at four key ones.  I've chosen these four because they are the most talked about and the only ones that we as a coffee business have paid attention to.
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Cold Brew Coffee, Everything You Wanted To Know & Probably Something You Didn't.

Cold Brew Coffee, Everything You Wanted To Know & Probably Something You Didn't.

by Matthew Kellso January 30, 2017 2 min read

Cold Brew coffee; isn't that a new catchphrase?  You hear it everywhere, and it has a bunch of definitions. I've seen Hario iced pour overs called cold brew (I call those iced coffees). I've seen some weird bottled drink that tastes awful called a cold brew. I've also seen an iced Toddy called cold brew.
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Coffee Cupping, A Starter's Guide To Tasting A Cup Of Coffee

Coffee Cupping, A Starter's Guide To Tasting A Cup Of Coffee

by Matthew Kellso January 11, 2017 3 min read

I'm going to start by saying, these couple of paragraphs are not going to give you nearly enough information about coffee cupping.  I'm basically going to tell you some of what I use to make my images and descriptions.
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