Sagebrush Coffee

Guatemala La Esperanza Gold Label

Grind Level Guide
Select your preferred grind level from the list below.
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Tasting Notes

We have had a coffee from the La Bolsa farm for several years as our flagship Guatemalan coffee.  It has been so consistent for so long it is almost like a blend.  This year the La Bolsa still tested very good but had a different flavor profile.  Honestly, I just didn't like it as much and felt like I was going to have to change up the coffee profile.  So I went to our samples and looked for one that would be similar to the La Bolsa we've had.  That was an exercise worth completing because I ended up with this beauty.  I believe this is the single best Guatemalan coffee I've ever tasted.  I ordered more of this coffee than anyone I've ordered in the past because I have such confidence in it.  It is a stunning cup of coffee and makes it so I don't miss our La Bolsa.  I'm hoping you feel the same way.

Guatemala La Esperanza Coffee Production

Don Evelio Nicolás Hernández bought the farm in 1983, and named it for his desire for a new start in La Democracia. Over the years his family grew and he expanded the farm, buying adjacent lots. Access to the specialty coffee market has meant a great deal to Elevio and his family.

Chalum and fruit trees shade the plants, but the steep slope here does much to diffuse afternoon sunlight. In addition to coffee, the farm grows bananas and other fruits.


Roast Level: City Plus (Medium)
Processing: Washed (Wet Process)
Flavor Notes: Chocolate, Vanilla, Caramel
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Don Evelio Nicolás Hernández
Altitude: 1600m
Grade: SHB
Bourbon, Typica, Caturra

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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.