Sagebrush Unroasted

Guatemala El Milagro Hydro-Honey Black Label | Green Coffee Beans

$15.84
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Recommended Roast Level


*City Plus (Medium)


Tasting Notes


Introducing our first-ever hydro-honey processed bean from Guatemala! We love being able to offer something new to our customers and this newest bean is a real treat. The hydro-honey is unique because it combines elements of all the processing methods, resulting in a very complex and densely-flavored coffee. This bean, in particular, has caramelly notes of brown sugar that pairs exceptionally with the natural nuttiness that we love from many Guatemalan coffees. A subtle cherry finish adds the perfect brightness to the cup, while the bold body and creamy mouthfeel provides an overall complexity to the palate. It is truly one-of-a-kind and tastes exceptional with multiple brew types.

*We normally recommend roasting our Guatemalan coffees in the City Plus (Medium) to Full City Plus (Dark) profile. This coffee is still in the medium roast category but we found it tasted fantastic on the lighter side of City Plus. 


El Milagro Coffee Production


Juan Villatoro didn't start out growing coffee like his brothers and father before him. In the 1970's and early 80s, he was raising cattle and growing corn. His father had given him a small lot for coffee production, so he began planting coffee. As the cattle business died away, he worked in the coffee nursery and then fully committed to coffee, buying up other small lots for production. At 63, Juan enjoys playing the piano and dedicating time to his grandson Raúl.

Juan's wife Lesvia Martinez and his son Milton Villatoro Martínez both help manage the farm. They've faced many challenges over the years, from the 1987 natural disaster destroying his bodega and wet mill, to the constant challenge to control rust. He is proud of his coffees, as well he has reason to be: Milagro is a favorite every year with brilliant lime-like acidity, great structure, and nice stone fruit qualities. For the past few years Milton Villatoro, Juan's agronomist son, has been optimizing his small-batch fermentation trials. This 2 bag hydro-honey was de-pulped, dried on patios with mucilage intact for 4 days, then submerged in water tanks for 24 hours, agitated to remove mucilage, then dried on patios. The result is a dense-bodied, but subtle and complex coffee. 


Highlights



Recommended Roast Level: City Plus (Medium)
Processing: Hydro-Honey Process
Region: Central America
Flavor Notes: Brown Sugar, Cherry, Cream
Body: Bold, Creamy, Complex
Classification: Black Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, French Press, Espresso
Country Region: Huehuetenango
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: El Milagro
Producer: Juan Villatoro
Varietal: Caturra, Bourbon
Altitude: 1700m

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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