Sagebrush Coffee

Ethiopia Guji Hassan Natural Black Label

Grind Level Guide
Select your preferred grind level from the list below.

Tasting Notes

I feel like I return to this topic a lot.  My favorite coffee; it is always a dry process Ethiopian coffee.  In fact, I'm always on the lookout for a perfectly fruited one and when I find one to my liking, I buy as much as I can of it.  This is the coffee for me.  I drank some this morning that was about 3 days off roast and it was perfection in a cup.  The added rest helped bring out amazing raspberry notes with a cinnamon sugar finish.  My goodness! that is a good cup of coffee. 

Coffee Production / Farm: 

This is from the station owner, Kedir Hassan, the older sibling to Esmael Hassan, who you may remember as the producer of another Guji coffee we've also carried. "Dabaye" is the name of the kebele where this Hambela station is located (a town, more or less). Kedir is a proficient and capable engineer as well as a coffee farmer and built the entire Hambela station in one season. You wouldn't know this, as it's visually apparent everything was built with high processing standards and efficiency in mind. Of course, he did not complete Hambela on his own, and thanks to his long-standing connection with the people in this area, he had much-needed community support. Hambela sits at 1816 meters above sea level, and coffee is grown as high as 2100 meters. They mostly buy coffee from farmers in the surrounding kebeles of Buliye, Wamena, Borticha, Dari Rogicha and, Dabaye, of course.


Roast Level: City
Processing: Dry Process (Natural)
Region: Dabaye Kebele, Shakisso, Guji
Flavor Notes: Berries, Cinnamon, Sweetness
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Kedir Hassan Station
Altitude: 1800-2100m
Grade: Grade 1
Varietal: Heirloom

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Coffee Grinds Explained

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 Metal Kone filters, Flat bottom brewers including Kalitta, Cloth filters

Fine:  Slightly finer than table salt, recommended for V60 pour overs, Cone filter coffee pots, Moka Pot, Aeropress.

Extra Fine: Like powdered sugar, recommended for Espresso.

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.