Sagebrush Coffee

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Daratu

$19.94
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Tasting Notes


This Dry Process Ethiopian coffee bean is not like the typical dry process Ethiopians coffees that we've offered in the past.  It falls in line with the espresso roasts that we've been recommending.  We recommend this because it has everything that is unique to the country: complexity and boldness in a smooth cup.  While cupping, I noticed a caramel sweetness, light floral essence, and the perfect touch of citrus.  Roasting this one dark has made it shine.


Highlights



Roast Level: Full City (Dark)
Processing: Natural (Dry Process)
Region: Africa
Flavor Notes: Caramel & Herbal Tea
Body: Complex, Bold
Classification: Brown Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, Espresso, Immersion (French Press)
Country Region: Yirgacheffe
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Daratu
Producer: Various Local Farmers
Varietal: Grade 1 Heirloom
Altitude: 1700m-2200m


Daratu Coffee Production / Farm: 


This site is located in Gedeb in Gedeo zone of Southern Region. The area has an altitude between 1,700 and 2,200 masl with an annual rainfall of 1,200 mm to 1,700 mm. Coffees prepare at this site using clean water (for washed processing), and dried on raised African beds. Villages which provide coffees to this site are: Gotiti, Dula Mazoria, Daratu, Worka, Chelebesa, Halabariti.”

The site was established in 2003 and processes fresh red cherries by washed and natural (dry) methods. Cherries are dried on raised beds and hand-sorted every 45 minutes while drying.

Training is also provided to farmers with an emphasis on processing methods, re-using organic materials and fertilization, and water sanitation.


In addition to whole coffee beans, 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 Flat bottom brewers, Kalitta, and Cloth filters

Fine:  Slightly finer than table salt
   Recommended for V60 pour overs, Typical cone filter coffee pots, Aeropress.

Extra Fine: Like powdered sugar
   Recommended for Espresso or Moka pot.

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.


Roasting Schedule:

We roast and ship all of our coffees daily.  Unlike many roasters, they pick a day for each varietal.  We roast in small enough batches to guarantee that every bag of coffee that you order is roasted after you order it, usually the day after you order it.  We then ship it that day.

We use USPS priority shipping and we've found that they are more consistent on some days vs. others.  We always use priority shipping which is supposed to be 2 / 3 day shipping to most of the country, but that doesn't always happen, in fact, our analytics show that about 10% of the time it takes 4 days or longer to receive the coffee. 

We believe that with this schedule your coffee will be the freshest possible every time.

Also, if you order before 6am AZ on most days, we'll be able to include it in that day's production, but depending on volume it may go out the next day.  We hope as we grow, we'll still be able to meet these commitments.


Coffee Order Shipping Policy:

  • On coffee orders, we always ship USPS Priority.
  • Priority shipping price is $5.00 on orders under $30
  • FREE USPS Priority shipping price for $30 Orders

    Brewing Equipment Shipping Policy:

    • Unless otherwise noted all items are shipped USPS Priority.
    • Priority shipping price is $5.00 on orders under $30
    • FREE USPS Priority shipping price for $30 Orders
    • Our shipping cut-off is about 10am.  Typically, if an order comes in before that time, we ship same day.  Otherwise, we ship next day.

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