Sagebrush Coffee

Costa Rica Sonora Venecia Honey Gold Label

$26.87
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Tasting Notes


Costa Rican Gold label coffees are among our all-time bestsellers, so any new coffee in that category has big shoes to fill.  This Costa Rican is delicious, and can certainly hold its own among some of our most popular Gold Label coffees.  The delicious flavor of cinnamon bread lends a bold sweetness to this coffee, but a hint of lemon lends a perfect balance of flavor... it's just sweet enough.  This coffee has 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. 


Highlights



Roast Level: City Plus (Medium)
Processing: Honey Process
Region: Central America
Flavor Notes: Citrus, Milk Chocolate, Sweet Cinnamon Bread
Body: Juicy, Complex
Classification: Gold Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, Espresso, Immersion (French Press), Cold Brew
Country Region: Central Valley
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Hacienda Sonora
Producer: Sonora Coffee
Varietal: Venecia (Natural Mutation of a Caturra)
Altitude: 1200m


Hacienda Sonora Coffee Production / Farm: 


Hacienda Sonora is located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica, at the foot of the world-renowned, Poas Volcano. The farm’s area is approximately 100 hectares, which is composed of 55 hectares of shaded coffee, 35 hectares of wild forest reserve, and 10 hectares of sugar cane. The average altitude is 1,200 m (or 3,900 ft) above sea level. Their coffee grows in an environment surrounded by exotic trees and other vegetation, providing a great condition for quality, as well as improving the chemistry of the already naturally rich volcanic soil. Thanks to the farm’s diverse ecosystem, many different species of birds and animals seek refuge in their land. All of the energy consumed by the farm is 100% renewable energy harvested on the farm. This energy supplies power to the coffee mill and provides a portion of free electricity for some of the people who live and work at the farm. The green energy is harvested from a natural water stream with a special turbine, known as a Pelton Wheel.

Venecia is natural mutation of Caturra, which was originated in Venecia of San Carlos, Costa Rica. These trees look like a dwarf version of a Caturra tree, and one of its main attributes is that the cherries get ripe very late into the summer. This allows these plots to be picked last; hence reaching a very high brix content that is reflected in the cup profiles of rich, roundly sweet-tart and deep florals that prevail in the long aftertaste.


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 use USPS priority shipping and we've found that they are more consistent on some days vs. others.  We always 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. 

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 always ship USPS Priority.
  • Priority shipping price is $5.00 on orders under $30
  • FREE USPS Priority shipping price for $30 Orders

    Brewing Equipment Shipping Policy:

    • Unless otherwise noted all items are shipped USPS Priority.
    • 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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