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...
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...
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.
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.
Decaffeinated coffees often get a bad rap, and for a while, we were those people that saw decaf coffee as lesser than the real deal, but we have realized now, after searching long and hard for quality decaf beans, that this is far from the truth. A high-quality decaf coffee, when roasted correctly, can actually taste like regular coffee!
We have offered a variety of Latin American coffees, but the country that continually becomes a top-seller is Guatemala. Guatemala is one of the world's largest high-quality coffee producers. Their coffee is the perfect balance of bold and sweet, with a pleasant acidity and complex flavor notes. The versatile flavor notes allow the beans to appeal to a wide range of people.
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?
We at Sagebrush understand how challenging thinking up a creative gift can be, and we would love to make the process easier for you. Socks and gift cards are nice, but why not change it up and give the gift of high-quality coffee. Your loved ones will start their mornings with a delicious brew and each sip will remind them of the person that gifted it. Now, figuring out which coffee to purchase is the next challenge. Since we know how overwhelming that decision can be, we decided to create a helpful guide on how to pick the perfect coffee gift.
For people who think of coffee as a bit ‘one-note’ or bland, a well-prepared cup of African coffee can come as a big surprise. There truly is a vibrancy and depth of flavor that is rarely found in a can of pre-ground coffee or an urn.