Guatemala Los Cedros Esperanza Gold Label
Our Guatemalan Gold Label has been a flagship coffee at Sagebrush for many years now. We were thrilled to receive the newest crop from the Cedros lot of the Esperanza farm. This coffee is both creamy and smooth. The caramel, vanilla, and chocolate flavors combine beautifully. As it cools, the sweet, malty flavors of milk chocolate hit the palate. There is an expected nuttiness to it and the caramel richness is just too good!
|Roast Level:||City Plus (Medium)|
|Processing:||Washed (Wet Process)|
|Flavor Notes:||Chocolate, Vanilla, Caramel|
|Body:||Creamy, Complex, Bold|
|Recommended Brew Methods:||Drip, Espresso, French Press, Cold Brew|
|Producer:||Octavio Rafael Herrera Ordoñez|
La Esperanza Coffee Production
Mr. Octavio Rafael Herrera Ordoñez, known as 'Otto', worked in coffee for 25 years and is currently retired. The farms are currently under the administration and operation of the second and third generation of the Herrera Family with over 50 years of experience in growing coffee. The family has been pushing the quality of the coffee processing allowing their plants to bring forth their best qualities.
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.
Due to COVID-19, USPS has announced that Priority will be 3-4 days & Fedex is no longer guaranteeing 2 Day even on their 2 day shipping service. I'm guessing that means that you'll see 5, 6 or even 7 days to get your package right now. No delivery times are guaranteed.
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 $6.00 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 $4 upgrade.
These rates increased effective 12/1/20. 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 $6.00 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.
*No delivery times are guaranteed, USPS is running consistent significant delays, FedEx are about 1 day late 10-15% of the time.