Sagebrush Coffee

Guatemala El Milagro Black Label

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Guatemalan coffees are always favorites of our customers. That's the main reason we have such a variety of Guatemalans available. This coffee marks something new for us as we are launching our first ever Black Label coffee.  Black labels can take on many forms.  Since Guatemalan coffees are our best sellers, we decided that we wanted (if good enough coffee came our way) to have a coffee for each classification.  We've been waiting a bit for a Black Label, but when I roasted this coffee as a dark roast, I was blown away!  This is the best 'dark' roast coffee I think we've offered in memory.  I'm really excited to see what you all think of it.

This newest coffee is a real treat. Milk chocolate pairs exceptionally with the almond nuttiness that we love from many Guatemalan coffees. A subtle peach finish adds the perfect brightness to the cup. The creamy body and clean mouthfeel makes this coffee an ideal morning brew.


Roast Level: Full City (Dark)
Processing: Washed (Wet Process)
Region: Central America
Flavor Notes: Milk Chocolate, Almonds, Peach
Body: Juicy, Complex
Classification: Black Label
Brew Methods: Espresso, Drip, French Press
Country Region: Huehuetenango
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: El Milagro
Producer: Juan Villatoro
Bourbon, Caturra
Altitude: 1700m

Guatemala El Milagro Coffee Production:

Juan Villatoro was a cattle farmer during the 1970's and early 80s and it was his father and brothers who were growing coffee. As Juan’s cattle business started to slow he began working in his father’s coffee nursery and found a passion for the work. Around that time his father gave him a small lot for coffee production and slowly he began purchasing neighboring land and planting it with coffee. Juan's wife Lesvia Martinez and his son Milton Villatoro Martínez both help manage the farm. They've faced many challenges over the years, from the 1987 natural disaster destroying his bodega and wet mill, to the constant challenge to control leaf rust. He is proud of his coffees, as well he has reason to be: Milagro is a favorite every year.

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 (which seems to be indefinitely).

    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
    • You have the opportunity to choose your preferred shipping method for a $3 upgrade.

    Effective 12/1/2020 these rates will increase.  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 $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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