Costa Rica Llano Bonito Yellow Honey Gold Label
Costa Rican Gold Label coffees are among our all-time bestsellers, so any new coffee in that category has big shoes to fill. This honey processed, Costa Rican is delicious, and can certainly hold its own among some of our most popular Gold Label beans. The delicious flavor of toffee and praline lends a nutty, sweetness to this coffee, and a hint of dried apricot adds a complementary fruitiness. You will discover everything you've come to expect from an excellent Costa Rican cup of coffee, but with a few surprises along the way. We think you'll really enjoy it!
|Roast Level:||Medium (City Plus)|
|Processing:||Yellow Honey Process|
|Flavor Notes:||Toffee, Praline, Dried Apricot|
|Recommended Brew Methods:||Drip, Espresso, French Press, Pour Over|
|Country Region:||Naranjo, West Valley|
|Varietal:||Caturra, Villa Sarchi|
Llano Bonito Coffee Production:
Jhonathan Comacho is a descendant from one of the first coffee growers in the West Valley, his grandfather Rafael Camacho Vega. His primary occupation is as a doctor, but a passion for coffee has stayed in his family and he continues to grow on a small farm near the micromill Genesis, which is owned by Oscar Mendez and his wife, Olga. Since Jhonathan is busy with his medical practice, he has partnered with Genesis mill to take care of the processing and drying of his coffees during the harvest, but he still stays close by: He lives nearby to the Mendezes and will visit a few times a week to check on his coffees until they are ready for shipment.
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.
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 primarily use USPS priority shipping and we've found that they are more consistent on some days vs. others. Sometime we'll use Fedex 2 day when the economics of the order make sense. We like to 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.
That said, due to COVID-19, USPS has announced that Priority will be 3-4 days. I'm guessing that means that you'll see 5, 6 or even 7 days to get your package right now. So read below for a pricing / option change that we're making during this period (which seems to be indefinitely).
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 choose the lowest priced option between USPS Priority & Fedex 2day. Generally it is USPS priority (3-4 days).
- Lowest priced priority shipping price is $5.00 on orders under $30
- Lowest priced priority shipping for $30 Orders is FREE
- You have the opportunity to choose your preferred shipping method for a $3 upgrade.
Effective 12/1/2020 these rates will increase. Click here to read more.
Brewing Equipment Shipping Policy:
- Unless otherwise noted all items are shipped the lowest priced between USPS Priority (3-4 days) or Fedex Home Delivery (4 days).
- 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.
The team at sagebrush never sends a sub par product to my house!
I am enjoying this new coffee. I try to pick something new every month. Very nice.
I have always been partial to Costa Rican coffees, and when Matt and the Sagebrush crew say they have a special one, I always jump on it. The Llano Bonito does not disappoint. Smooth and sweet up front, it has a nice crisp and clean finish. Please do not buy any. I want it all for myself.