Sagebrush Coffee

Peru Isban Mondragon Gold Label

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Tasting Notes

Peruvian coffees are not a common offering from Sagebrush Coffee. We are really not sure why because we are always amazed when we get the chance to cup a new bean. This Peruvian coffee was cupped with notes of sweet burnt sugar, similar to a perfectly toasted marshmallow. The mouthfeel is juicy and reminds me of a delicious Honeycrisp apple. It is the ideal blend of bold and juicy, with a creamy, caramelized finish. From espresso to pour over, it is a versatile brew and each sip will leave you wanting more!


Roast Level: Medium (City Plus)
Processing: Washed (Wet Process)
Region: South America
Flavor Notes: Burnt Sugar, Honeycrisp Apple, Caramel
Body: Complex, Juicy, Creamy
Classification: Gold Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, Espresso, French PressPour Over
Country Region: Peña Blanca, San Jose del Alto, Jaén, Cajamarca
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: El Cedro
Producer: Isban Mondragon Jimnes
Varietal: Caturra
Altitude: 1850m

El Cedro Coffee Production:

Isban Mondragon Jimnes owns a 1.5-hectare farm called El Cedro, where he grows Caturra variety coffee under a cover of shade. Like many of his fellow members of the cooperative Lima Coffees, Isban holds his organic certification, and he has been a member since the earliest days of the young but fast-growing co-op. Coffee on El Cedro is picked ripe and de-pulped either the day or the day after it's harvested, then fermented dry for 35 hours before being washed three times. It's dried for 20–25 days.

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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