Sagebrush Unroasted

Brazil Patrocinio Natural | Green Coffee Beans

Bag Size:

Recommended Roast Level:

 Full City (Medium)

Tasting Notes:

This Brazilian bean offers an incredibly smooth balance between the deeper flavor notes of cocoa and the brighter flavor notes of wine. All pulled together with a hazelnut-like backend, this coffee is the classic bean every Brazilian drinker would love.  

Fazenda Santo Antonio Production:

Thales Donizete started building Fazenda Santo Antonio back in 2010, located in the cool, dry microclimate of Patricínio, Minas Geraís. Santo Antonio (or "Santo Antonio da Lagoa Seca" is the full name) sits at 1150 meters above sea level, and at 8 hectares is quite small in comparison to farms in most any coffee producing origin, but TINY compared to the large Estates that are common in Brazil. Smaller overall area means it takes less people to manage, but also means they don't use some of the mechanized harvesting practices that you see at the big farms, like mechanical harvesting for example, that is indiscriminate about cherry ripeness, and very hard on the trees. Thales has put a lot of work into improving the quality of his coffee, and maximizing harvest yields, including attending agronomical courses on best harvesting and post harvest processing practices. His dedication and hard work seems to have made a difference in the cup too, as it wound up being one of the higher scoring Brazils for us this harvest (which says a lot considering ALL of the single producer lots from this project scored over 86 points.). This is a naturally processed coffee, meaning the whole cherry is dried with the seed/beans still inside. This can make for a fruitier profile, though Santo Antonio showcased sweetness more than fruit (candied nut, almond cake) and lush chocolate flavors in the middle roasts. It's a GREAT Brazilian espresso as well! Blending it with another coffee would be a disservice in my opinion!


Recommended Roast Level: Full City (Medium-Dark)
Processing: Natural (Dry Process)
Region: South America
Flavor Notes: Cocoa Powder, Hazelnut, Wine-like acidity  
Body: Complex, Earthy, Bold
Classification: Brown Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, Chemex, French Press
Country Region: Minas Geraís
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Fazenda Santo Antonio
Producer: Thales Donizete
Varietal: Mundo Novo (Bourbon)
Altitude: 1150m

Since our inception, fast free shipping has been one of our tenants as a company.  So it took a long time for me to come to a decision to eliminate the free portion of that sentence.  I know we all want free, so taking that away is putting a lot of trust in you guys to be able to understand my reasoning and trust my math.  I'm going to list a few reasons I moved away from the free shipping model all-together below.  I'd love to hear from you if you think this is a bad decision or if you appreciate me putting the shipping cost decisions in your hands.


Free is Never Really Free

Full disclosure, free shipping isn't really free shipping.  I am paying to ship you your coffee, so you're either paying for it buried in the price of the coffee beans or at the end at checkout.  I think the psychology of free shipping is that you don't end up at the checkout and find out that you need to spend another 30% to get your items.  That's a very real thing and I hope to have a simple pricing model to help you avoid that sticker shock.  Before I get there, let me tell you what I used to do.  It used to cost me about $9.00 to ship 5lbs of coffee (USPS just raised their prices...again).  So what I did was add $1.80 to each pound as I calculated the selling price.  I then had $5 shipping for under $35 orders to try to drive the customer (you) to buy about 5lbs of coffee and make the math work.

There have been several flaws with this model.  First off, it made the cost per lb look like we're WAY more expensive than other green coffee resellers in the market.  Second, it really stops working when someone orders less than 5lbs and more than 5lbs, because the cost to ship 5lbs-30lbs per pound is much less than $1.80/lb.  So it kind of narrowed our market.  Third, we have recently been able to negotiate even better rates with FedEx and blown up the $1.80/lb model.  We can now do a 2-day Padded Pak at an amazing rate and fit 10lbs in it.  The irony of a free shipping model is that it is less transparent.  If I'm going to be completely transparent with my cost model, then you'll recognize a good deal when you see it and we're all happier.  Transparency makes the whole sales process work better.

So we now include our pricing without shipping and add it on at the end.  To help you optimize your buying experience our shipping pricing is listed below.

Due to recent price adjustments from USPS & FedEx prices were updated 5/6/2022


USPS Priority = $9.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $11.00

Or as little as $1.80/lb


USPS Priority = $18.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $11.00

Or as little as $1.10/lb


USPS Priority = $27.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $22.00

Or as little as $1.47/lb


USPS Priority = $36.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $22.00

Or as little as $1.10/lb


USPS Priority = $45.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $33.00

Or as little as $1.32/lb


USPS Priority = $54.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $33.00

Or as little as $1.10/lb


USPS Priority = $63.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $44.00

Or as little as $1.26/lb


USPS Priority = $72.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $44.00

Or as little as $1.10/lb


USPS Priority = $81.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $55.00

Or as little as $1.22/lb


USPS Priority = $90.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $55.00

Or as little as $1.10/lb


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      We believe that with this schedule your coffee will be ready when you are, 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.

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