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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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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Honduras: From Underdog to Central American Favorite

Honduras: From Underdog to Central American Favorite

by Zoe Maiden June 01, 2019 2 min read

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What is a "Gold Label" Coffee?

What is a "Gold Label" Coffee?

by Matthew Kellso June 01, 2019 1 min read

This is probably one of the most popular questions I get asked. When we package our coffee, we use a natural kraft bag and include either a brown or gold envelope card with the coffee origin stamped on it. Many people wonder what the difference is between the two envelopes and I hope that this brief post will help clarify.
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Coffee Origins:  Sumatra Coffee History and Geography

Coffee Origins: Sumatra Coffee History and Geography

by Jenna Kellso May 15, 2019 3 min read

Explore the world of coffee as we continue our dive into Coffee Origins.  Learn about the history of coffee in Sumatra, its past, present and future.
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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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The Obsession With Ethiopian Coffee is Real

The Obsession With Ethiopian Coffee is Real

by Matthew Kellso April 15, 2019 3 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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Can I Really Taste Blueberries In My Coffee?

Can I Really Taste Blueberries In My Coffee?

by Zoe Maiden April 02, 2019 3 min read

As you may know, we have flavor note descriptions for each of our coffees. They can be found on our website or the cards included with the coffee bags. The flavor notes we offer are meant to act as a guide for you to start thinking about flavors on a spectrum...
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How Coffee Seasons Work

How Coffee Seasons Work

by Zoe Maiden March 18, 2019 2 min read

Much like any other crop, there is a prime season for harvesting coffee. I will not go into all of the details of the coffee plant (that may wait for another blog post), but when the plant grows to maturity, it will yield a cluster of fruit. Also referred to as cherries, these fruit clusters are initially green and then ripen into a beautiful shade of red similar to a cherry. Within the cherries is a pulp and two oval-shaped beans that once harvested, processed, and roasted become the coffee beans we know and love.
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How Much Do You Know About Nicaraguan Coffee?

How Much Do You Know About Nicaraguan Coffee?

by Zoe Maiden March 15, 2019 2 min read

Nicaraguan beans are a rare offering on Sagebrushcoffee.com, but when we do have them available they are always a special treat. Incredibly versatile in flavor, many Nicaraguan coffees are known to have a mild, fruity brightness while some offer nutty notes with vanilla and chocolate flavors. Its prime location nuzzled between Costa Rica and Honduras provides perfect climate conditions for growing different coffee plant varietals.
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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.