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Ethiopia Gedeb Banko Gotiti Limited Edition Black Label | Green Coffee Beans

$15.44
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Recommended Roast Level:


City (Light)


Tasting Notes:


Washed Ethiopians have always been a favorite of ours here at Sagebrush and this Black Label bean does not disappoint. It has everything that is unique to the country: complexity and boldness in a smooth cup. While cupping, we noticed a sweet and complex flavor, with bright citrus notes, like oranges. As we developed the roast and drank it more, we noticed a chocolate richness with a sugar in the raw finish. All typical of an excellent Yirgacheffe coffee. Roasting this one light has made it shine.

Note, that this coffee has a limited quantity.


Banko Gotiti Wet Mill Coffee Production:


The Banko Gotiti wet mill is located within Gedeb District, not far from Yirga Cheffe. In fact, because of the close proximity and general similarities in cup flavor profiles, coffee from this region is often traded as "Yirga Cheffe". This privately-run wet mill buys from around 650 farmers in the surrounding region, most with 1 - 2 hectares of coffee planted near their homes. In comparison to any other coffee region in the world, the farmers in Gedeb are growing coffee at very high altitudes, ranging from 2000 to 2300 meters above sea level. High altitude helps with coffee density (which correlates to higher probability of sweetness and acidity), and also can affect the size of the beans. You'll see some small beans in this lot, the smallest being 14 screen. Behmor users might want to give their roast batch a shake in the drum before roasting in order to shake free any of the smallest beans that might fall through the screen grid. Farmers deliver their coffee as whole cherry to the station where it is graded by hand immediately before processing, then stripped of it's fruit and moved to fermentation tanks to break down the sticky mucilage, which is finally washed away after 36 to 48 hours. The coffee is then moved to raised drying beds for the better part of two weeks. The coffee is again sorted after dry-milling in order to identify any additional defects that were missed at the drying beds. Competition in the region for cherry is strong so farmers are paid well, especially for ripe cherry selection.


Highlights:



Recommended Roast Level: City (Light)
Processing: Washed (Wet Process)
Region: Africa
Flavor Notes: Chocolate, Orange, Sugar in the Raw
Body: Juicy, Complex, Bold
Classification: Black Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, Chemex, Espresso
Country Region: Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Various Smallholder Farms
Producer: Banko Gotiti Wet Mill
Varietal: Heirloom Cultivars
Altitude: 2000-2300m

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.

Our Latest Analysis of April - July 2020 Deliveries Shows:

USPS:  Average Delivery is about 4 days, ~2% are taking longer than 9 days

FedEx: Average Delivery is about 3.25 days, 0.5% are taking longer than 7 days

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.

Pricing Updated 12/6/2020

 0-5lbs

USPS Priority = $8.50

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $10.00

Or as little as $1.70/lb

6-10lbs

USPS Priority = $16.50

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $10.00

Or as little as $1.00/lb

10-15lbs

USPS Priority = $24.50

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $19.00

Or as little as $1.27/lb

16-20lbs

USPS Priority = $32.50

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $19.00

Or as little as $0.95/lb

21-25lbs

USPS Priority = $40.50

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $28.00

Or as little as $1.12/lb

26-30lbs

USPS Priority = $48.50

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $28.00

Or as little as $0.93/lb

31-35lbs

USPS Priority = $56.50

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $37.00

Or as little as $1.06/lb

36-40lbs

USPS Priority = $64.50

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $37.00

Or as little as $0.93/lb

41-45lbs

USPS Priority = $72.50

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $46.00

Or as little as $0.98/lb

46-50lbs

USPS Priority = $80.50

Fedex 2 day (No Sat / Sun) = $46.00

Or as little as $0.92/lb

>50lbs

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