Sagebrush Coffee

Colombia Organic Asobombo Inza

$17.34
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Tasting Notes


It has been a hot minute since we last had a washed Colombian on the site. I took my time because I wanted to find a  coffee that stood out from the rest, and this bean did just that. This bean has a perfectly balanced juiciness and is far more complex than the typical Colombian.  I'm a sucker for a fruited cup of coffee and this has a nice subtle berry sweetness to it. If I could describe this one in a single word it would be FRUITY! A big-bodied, coffee with notes of watermelon, citrus & cherry, with a stone fruit juicy-sweetness.


Highlights



Roast Level: Medium (City Plus)
Processing: Washed (Wet Process)
Region: South America
Flavor Notes: Watermelon, Berries, Citrus
Body: Complex, Juicy
Classification: Brown Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, Pour Over, Immersion (French Press)
Country Region: Inza Cauca
Certification: Direct Trade, Organic
Farm: Asobombo Inza
Producer: Various Small Producers
Varietal: Caturra, Castillo
Altitude: 1600-2200m


Asobombo Inza Coffee Production:


This is an organic washed lot from Asobombo Inza, located in Colombia's Cauca region, notable for its mountains and volcanoes. Grown at heights ranging from 1600-2200 masl, this coffee was grown at high altitudes. This coffee is of the Caturra and Castillo varieties.

This lot was grown by Asobombo, a group of small producers in the municipality of Inza Cauca, totaling 80 producers of which 12 are women and the rest are men. The area is rich in minerals which makes it ideal for coffee production. The farms of the organization are located at altitudes ranging from 1600- 2200 masl. The total area covered by the association covers an average of 217 hectares in production.

The organization was born from the necessity to look for a market. They had already worked several years in quality and processes of clean agriculture. The reason for certification came from the awareness that coffee is a food and the importance of following their ancestors' practices of clean and environmentally sustainable production.


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.

Our Latest Analysis of April - July 2020 Deliveries Shows:

  • USPS:  Average Delivery is about 4 days, ~2% are taking longer than 9 days
  • FedEx: Average Delivery is about 3.25 days, 0.5% are taking longer than 7 days

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
  • During COVID-19, you'll have the opportunity to choose your preferred shipping method for a $3 upgrade.

    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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