Sagebrush Unroasted

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Koke Honey Gold Label | Green Coffee Beans

$13.97
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Recommended Roast Level:


City Plus (Medium)


Tasting Notes:


This Ethiopian coffee bean is everything you want in a perfect Yirgacheffe. It is sweet and juicy like a fresh peach but also has a nice subtle blueberry sweetness. The creamy toastiness of coconut lingers on the tongue after your last sip. We decided to roast it medium to highlight the sweetness while also maintaining the complex fruited notes. This bean is the first honey-processed Ethiopian in a while and it lives up to the billing.

Koke Washing Station Coffee Production:


The Koke washing station is named for the Koke kebele, or town, where it is located in the Yirgacheffe district of the Gedeo Zone. Ally has a long-standing relationship with the family-owned Koke washing station, which was built in 2011 and has seen many improvements since 2015, when the washing station staff began providing guidance to contributing producers regarding steps to increase coffee quality. The Koke station stands on the side of a hill, with coffee grown above and below the station. For the last five years, the Koke station managers have been separating out the higher elevation cherries and the quality clearly shows. 96 small-scale farmers provided cherries to Koke this harvest most of them multi-generational family farmers.

Coffee is prepared for export at Tracon Trading’s coffee cleaning and storage plant on 30,000 sq meters of land in Addis Ababa. The plant is equipped with modern Pinhalense coffee processing machines and a Buhler Z+ color sorter. The machine has the capacity of processing six tons per hour. Beans pass through a final hand sort on conveyor belts. The plant’s six storage silos have a capacity of roughly 15,000 metric tons. The warehouses are clean, with ample lighting and ventilation, which are ideal for maintaining the quality of the coffee.


Highlights:



Recommended Roast Level: City Plus (Medium)
Processing: Honey Process
Region: Africa
Flavor Notes: Peach, Blueberry, Coconut
Body: Complex, Creamy, Juicy
Classification: Gold Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, Pour Over, Espresso
Country Region: Yirgacheffe
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Smallholder Farms
Producer: Smallholder Contributors to Koke Washing Station
Varietal: Kurume, Dega, Wolisho
Altitude: 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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      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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