Sagebrush Unroasted

Costa Rica Helsar Swiss Water® Process | Green Coffee Beans

$10.24
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Recommended Roast Level:


Full City (Medium)


Tasting Notes:


This Swiss Water® Process coffee is an especially juicy bean, with lots of sweetness throughout the entire cup. Right off the bat, we get a smooth nuttiness in the aroma as well as front and center on the palate with an acidity that’s also present yet not too sour. The flavor rounds out to a smooth milk chocolate-like finish.


Helsar de Zarcero Mill Production:


This custom decaf is a blend of 2 single producer coffees from Costa Rica's West Valley region. As non-decafs, their coffees tasted clean and sweet and so no surprise the decaf returned to us fairs much the same. Both coffees were processed at Helsar de Zarcero, a mill we've worked with just about as long as we've been buying direct from Costa Rica! Helsar have always had an eye on quality improvement a conservation, being organic coffee farmers themselves. They employ a water conserving Penagos demucilager for washing the coffee, and then dry the wet parchment on covered patios, and raised beds, depending on the quality. This decaf blend is an impressive coffee, and testament to the job well done by the folks at Swiss Water. We've been sending our coffees to Swiss for decaffeination for a few years now, and are continually impressed with how much of the original profile is retained after processing. "Water process" is as clean as it sounds, using only water to swell the beans and separate out the caffeine, leaving much of the volatile compounds that affect aroma and taste intact. After all, decaf drinkers should enjoy high quality, fresh tasting coffee too, and this lot lives up to that expectation!


Highlights:



Recommended Roast Level: Full City (Medium)
Processing: Swiss Water Process, Washed (Wet-Process)
Region: Central America
Flavor Notes: Pecans, Blood Orange, Milk Chocolate
Body: Juicy
Classification: Brown Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, French Press, Espresso
Country Region: West Valley
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Various Smallholder Farms
Producer: Helsar de Zarcero Mill
Varietal: Caturra
Altitude: 1650-1800m


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

 0-5lbs

USPS Priority = $9.00

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

Or as little as $1.80/lb

6-10lbs

USPS Priority = $18.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $11.00

Or as little as $1.10/lb

10-15lbs

USPS Priority = $27.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $22.00

Or as little as $1.47/lb

16-20lbs

USPS Priority = $36.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $22.00

Or as little as $1.10/lb

21-25lbs

USPS Priority = $45.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $33.00

Or as little as $1.32/lb

26-30lbs

USPS Priority = $54.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $33.00

Or as little as $1.10/lb

31-35lbs

USPS Priority = $63.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $44.00

Or as little as $1.26/lb

36-40lbs

USPS Priority = $72.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $44.00

Or as little as $1.10/lb

41-45lbs

USPS Priority = $81.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $55.00

Or as little as $1.22/lb

46-50lbs

USPS Priority = $90.00

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $55.00

Or as little as $1.10/lb

>50lbs

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      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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