Sagebrush Coffee

Ethiopia Dry Process Kebele Keramo Black Label

$34.77
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Tasting Notes


When we are searching for a new coffee, descriptions like "fruit-forward natural Ethiopian" are the only words we need to become instantly hooked. What makes this coffee special is the complex fruitiness that pops out at you when you take your first sip. A big-bodied coffee with notes of red berries, tart cranberry, and rich, red wine. This is the ideal coffee for those who enjoy a vibrant, fruity cup!


Highlights



Roast Level: Light (City)
Processing: Natural (Dry Process)
Region: Africa
Flavor Notes: Red Berries, Cranberry Juice, Red Wine
Body: Complex, Juicy
Classification: Black Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, Pour Over, French Press
Country Region: Sidama
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Keramo Village
Producer: Small Specialty Farmers
Varietal: Heirloom Cultivars
Altitude: 2200m


Keramo Village Coffee Production:


Keramo comes from a privately owned processing site near Keramo Village, tucked away in the Bombe mountains of Ethiopia's Sidama growing region. Along with coffee from their own farm called "Daye Bensa", they are buying and processing coffee from local farmers from three different growing areas nearby such as Shantawene, Bombe and Keramo villages. This lot is made up from coffees grown by farmers only in Keramo village, none of their own estate coffee or coffees from the nearby villages are mixed in. The Keramo site is really high up there, over 2,200 meters above sea level! It's astonishing, really, and not only responsible for producing super dense coffee, but you see some smaller size beans too. The station and farms are certified organic too, though we brought in without the certificate this year. But it does mean they go to great lengths to register every small farmer who they buy from and certify that organic agricultural practices are being employed at the farm level (they're also Rain Forest Alliance and UTZ certified).


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.  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.

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      L.i.W.C.
      Wanted to love this
      Hello Lew, Thank you for your feedback! I’m so sorry you did not enjoy the Ethiopia Kebele Karamo. This coffee is more naturally pungent and the natural process it goes through gives it a more acidic and brighter flavor. It is a particular taste and can be off putting to some. For this reason, we try our best to educate as much as we can on the flavor profiles of our coffees. You can learn more about the Natural Process in one of our blog posts: https://www.sagebrushcoffee.com/blogs/education/14898009-why-i-love-dry-process-coffee?_pos=1&_sid=040e9882d&_ss=r SInce you did not enjoy this coffee, I would recommend trying our washed or honey processed coffees. The Guatemala La Esperanza and El Salvador Comasagua San Antonio would be great options for you. Thanks, Zoe
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      D.V.
      What a combo great coffee and service