Sagebrush Unroasted

Guatemala Asproguate Swiss Water® Process Decaf | Green Coffee Beans

$9.24
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Recommended Roast Level:


 City Plus (Medium)


Tasting Notes:


This Guatemalan coffee delivers a delicious and classic flavor profile of a traditional Swiss Water® Process coffee. Consistently subtle sweetness is present as the cup delivers notes of various nuts and deep cocoa. This coffee is very balanced and makes for a cup you can drink all day every day! 


Asproguate Coffee Production: 


ASPROGUATE is an organization that represents more than 1,900 small producers from the regions of Acatenango, San Martin Jilotepeque, Coban and Atitlan. Its purpose is to responsibly transfer benefits to sustainable value chain coffee producers. In this area of Guatemala, many husbands leave to work in the US and send money back to their families, so the farms represented are majority women owned farms.

One typical example of a farmer represented is Ciriaca Julaj Esquit of Finca La Falda. She's worked in coffee over the past 20 years with just a small lot and a milk cow, at an altitude of 1900+ MASL in the mountains of Aldea Patzaj, San Martin Jilotepeche. On her two small lots, she grows Caturra, Catuaí and Bourbon varieties. Of her seven daughters and two sons, six of her children live and work in the US. Doña Ciriaca is part of the El Rancho Cooperative, with 35 members (25 women, 10 men).

Another great member is María Roberta Julaj, in the La Providencia Aldea Patzaj San Martín Jilotepeque Cooperative group. As a single mother, Doña María has worked in coffee for over 25 years. For the past 3 years she's worked with Asproguate and organic certification. At altitudes between 1900 and 2050 MASL, she grows beautiful, healthy Bourbon trees. Doña María has one boy and three girls, and is incredibly dedicated and diligent.


Highlights:



Recommended Roast Level: City Plus
Processing: Washed (Wet-Process), Swiss Water® Process
Region: Central America
Flavor Notes: Grape, Nuts, Dark Cocoa
Body: Earthy
Classification Brown Label
Brew Methods: Espresso, Pourover, Drip
Country Region: Acatenango
Certification: Direct Trade, Organic
Farm: Smallholder Farms
Producer: Asproguate
Varietal: Catuia, Bourbon, Caturra
Altitude: 1550m

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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