Sagebrush Coffee

El Salvador Loma La Gloria Yellow Honey Gold Label

$26.17
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Tasting Notes


Coffee beans from Loma La Gloria have become a staple here at Sagebrush. This new 2020 crop has delicious fruity notes of stone fruit and pineapple from the very first sip. As it moves to the back of the palate, you will discover a sweetness like sugarcane coming from the unique yellow honey process. If you like a complex and juicy coffee, you need to look no further.


Highlights



Roast Level: Medium (City Plus)
Processing: Yellow Honey Process
Region: Central America
Flavor Notes: Pineapple, Stone Fruit, Sugarcane
Body: Complex, Juicy, Bold
Classification: Gold Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, French Press, Pour Over
Country Region: El Bálsamo Quetzaltepec
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Loma La Gloria
Producer: Anny Ruth Pimentel
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Altitude: 1500m


Loma La Gloria Coffee Production:


Finca Loma La Gloria (“Hill of the Glory”) was started by Anny Ruth’s father, Roberto, in the late 1990’s.  In 2001, Roberto built a dry mill whose operations were soon abandoned after it was built.  During this time, Roberto still grew coffee but would sell it to other mills or on the local market.

In 2012, Anny began to take over operations with a clear vision of excellence and traceability and aimed to improve the quality of Loma La Gloria by controlling every step in the growing process.  She set out to clearly demarcate every part of the farm by microlots and varietals, restarted operations at the dry mill, and began experimenting with various processing methods.  The amount of effort this took cannot be properly put into words and also included training everyone involved in the farm from the pickers, to the patio workers, to her managers how to focus on quality processes in every step from planting to harvesting.


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.


The Last Day To Order In Time For Christmas* is 12/21 by midnight, with FedEx 2 Day shipping.


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. 

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.

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