Sagebrush Coffee

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Daratu

Grind Level Guide

Tasting Notes

This Dry Process Ethiopian coffee bean is not like the typical dry process Ethiopians coffees that we've offered in the past.  It falls in line with the espresso roasts that we've been recommending.  We recommend this because it has everything that is unique to the country: complexity and boldness in a smooth cup.  While cupping, I noticed a caramel sweetness, light floral essence, and the perfect touch of citrus.  Roasting this one dark has made it shine.


Roast Level: Full City (Dark)
Processing: Natural (Dry Process)
Region: Africa
Flavor Notes: Caramel & Herbal Tea
Body: Complex, Bold
Classification: Brown Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, Espresso, Immersion (French Press)
Country Region: Yirgacheffe
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Daratu
Producer: Various Local Farmers
Varietal: Grade 1 Heirloom
Altitude: 1700m-2200m

Daratu Coffee Production / Farm: 

This site is located in Gedeb in Gedeo zone of Southern Region. The area has an altitude between 1,700 and 2,200 masl with an annual rainfall of 1,200 mm to 1,700 mm. Coffees prepare at this site using clean water (for washed processing), and dried on raised African beds. Villages which provide coffees to this site are: Gotiti, Dula Mazoria, Daratu, Worka, Chelebesa, Halabariti.”

The site was established in 2003 and processes fresh red cherries by washed and natural (dry) methods. Cherries are dried on raised beds and hand-sorted every 45 minutes while drying.

Training is also provided to farmers with an emphasis on processing methods, re-using organic materials and fertilization, and water sanitation.

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Coffee Grinds Explained

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.