Sagebrush Coffee

Colombia Valle Del Cauca Sugarcane Decaf

$19.17
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A sugarcane decaf and Swiss Water decaf are very different coffees. Note that this is a sugarcane decaf and I think I'll do my best to keep one in stock. As I state below, this is not as complete of a process as SWP.  Where SWP removes 99.9% of the caffeine, this process only removes 98-99%. But what it leaves in caffeine, it also leaves in flavor and hey, what is 1-2% between friends?

On to the tasting notes. This 2020 crop is very similar to last year, which is great!  I love the cherry notes in this coffee, mixed with the caramel sweetness and the juicy mouthfeel. It is sweet like I'd hope a good sugarcane process coffee would be, and the hazelnut finish adds a mellow creaminess to the cup. I love this coffee and wish I could drink it in the mornings. However, I still have that caffeine addiction, so this one stands as my evening nightcap.


 Highlights:



Roast Level: Full City (Medium)
Processing: Sugarcane Decaf
Region: South America
Flavor Notes: Caramel, Cherry, Hazelnut
Body: Juicy, Creamy
Classification: Brown Label
Brew Methods: Espresso, Drip, Immersion (French Press)
Country Region: Valle del Cauca
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: El Aguila Municipality
Producer: Various
Varietal:
Castillo, Caturra
Altitude: 1750m


About Sugarcane Decaf:


Sugarcane is fermented and converted to EA (Ethyl Acetate), which is a naturally occurring compound and solvent that derives from the fermentation of the sugarcane.

When the coffee first arrives at the Decaf plant it is placed in big silos that give off a light steam. This is to open the pores of the beans to allow for easy extraction of the caffeine. It's also to remove the silver skin from the bean which can hinder the decaf process.

The green beans are then submerged into a tank filled with water and EA to begin the Decaf process. The EA naturally bonds with the compounds of the coffee, allowing for the decaffeination to occur.

The process takes about 24 hours and removes about 98-99% of the caffeine. The extracted caffeine is sold to energy drink companies or soda companies. The silver skin from the green bean that was removed is also used and sold as a fertilizer...a darn good fertilizer, too!


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.  It then ships out on the next pickup.  USPS usually comes each morning and FedEx each afternoon.

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:

We've felt the impact of COVID in our carriers' shipping times more than anywhere else.  What used to be 2-3 days for USPS is now more like 4-7 days.  So recently we updated our shipping policy to make an upgrade to FedEx 2 day shipping as accessible as possible.  That means we have the following shipping policy.

  • On coffee orders of 1 bag of 6oz, 8oz, 12oz, or 16oz we charge $5 for USPS shipping (4-7 days) and $7 for FedEx 2 day shipping.
  • On all coffee orders of 2 bags of more (any size) we offer FREE USPS shipping (4-7 days) and $2 for a FedEx 2 day shipping upgrade.
  • On all coffee orders of 2 pounds or more we upgrade to FedEx 2 day shipping for FREE.

    Brewing Equipment Shipping Policy:

    • Unless otherwise noted all items are shipped the lowest priced between USPS (4-7 days) or Fedex Home Delivery (4 days).
    • Shipping will cost $10.00 for orders under $50
    • FedEx 2 Day is available for $20 more on most items.
    • 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.

    *No delivery times are guaranteed, USPS is running consistent significant delays, FedEx are about 1 day late 10-15% of the time.

     

    • Note that FedEx does not ship to PO boxes, so if you pick FedEx and have a PO box we will ship that order USPS Priority.
    • To maintain these discounts we will primarily be shipping in USPS Flat Rate Padded Envelopes or FedEx Padded Paks.  We know the 'unboxing' of these are not optimal, but our goal is to get you your coffee in the best cost model possible and this is our solution.

     

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