Sagebrush Unroasted

Panama Altieri Geisha Dry Fermentation Limited Edition Black Label | Green Coffee Beans

$64.97
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City (Light)


Tasting Notes


Geisha coffee is back and we are thrilled to be able to launch this limited-edition and prestigious bean from the Altieri Farm. Not only is this coffee special for its Geisha varietal, but it is also the first dry-processed, fermented bean we have ever offered. When we tasted this Geisha coffee for the first time we were pleasantly reminded of the juiciness and complexities of Geisha beans. Many of the fruity and floral qualities we love in dry-processed coffees we were able to discover in this sensational bean. It is a big-bodied, coffee with notes of mixed berries, floral aromas, and a vanilla creamy-sweetness. Although priced high for its rarity and unique flavor, the cup it brews is truly a one-of-a-kind drinking experience.


Altieri Coffee Production


Altieri Specialty Coffee is a family-owned group of coffee growing farms from Boquete in Panama, founded by Eugene Altieri, an Italian American businessman residing in Panama. They have two farms located in Boquete, called Mima Estate in the area of Callejon Seco and Pipim Estate in the area of Alto Lino. They produce varieties of Geisha, Typica, Catuai and Caturra. These prize-winning coffees are grown on the Eastern slope of the Baru Volcano, surrounded by the virgin cloud forests of the Baru National Park, at a height of between 1,600 and 2,200 meters above sea level, in an area known as Callejón Seco and Alto Lino. This area consists of volcanic soil, drained on the slope of the volcanic mountain, at an altitude where winds from the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans collide creating microclimates different from the rest of the country. After fifteen years of coffee growing and earning various awards, the second generation of the Altieri family is following Eugeneʼs legacy, working together to expand the Altieri Specialty Coffee brand.

The Dry-Process Fermentation is their newest process for 2021. The cherry is manually selected and cleaned, to make sure it is completely mature. The beans are later sun-dried in our greenhouse to lower water levels and to achieve optimal sugar concentration. Then, they are placed into silage bags where they undergo an anaerobic fermentation process with wild yeast from our farm (natural bacteria) for a couple of days. They are later sundried in our African beds at 1800 masl, until 11% humidity is achieved. Afterward, the beans are placed in our controlled temperature warehouse for resting in grain pro bags.


Highlights



Roast Level: City (Light)
Processing: Fermented Dry-Process (Natural)
Region: Central America
Flavor Notes: Mixed Berries, Floral, Vanilla
Body: Juicy, Complex, Creamy
Classification: Limited Edition Black Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, Pour Over, Chemex
Country Region: Boquete
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Mimas Estate
Producer: Altieri Specialty Coffee
Varietal: Geisha
Altitude: 1850m

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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