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Spring Discount Special

spring discountSpring is officially here in North Carolina and that puts everyone here at The Captain's Coffee in a good mood.  We thought we would spread the good vibes far and wide by offerring you a special discount on all orders over the next 7 days.

For a limited time (through May 10) you can use this coupon code to get 10% off any purchase.


Happy Roasting!

Free Shipping Cutoff Change Coming

box-shippingA few months ago we announced that we would be trying out a change to our free shipping cutoff amount.  It had been at $200, meaning any order totaling $200 or more got free shipping.  We made a decision to try lowering that to $100 to perhaps encourage folks to buy more coffee which would compensate for the increase in our shipping costs resulting from the change.


Gene Cafe Price Increase Coming

stack-of-cashThe Gene Cafe roaster is a great roaster, but it's about to get more expensive.

Many people may not know that manufacturers set a minimum retail price for their products.  Every seller, like ourselves, must not sell their products for less than that mark.  As you might expect, the "free" market will push the price down to that number and keep it there.



Free Shipping - Limited Time?

Unfortunately, we have since changed the free shipping cutoff back to $200, making this news no longer valid. We just couldn't sustain the costs.  More information is here.

With the success of our Free Shipping deal for the holidays, we are going to try something new.  In the past, we offerred free shipping for any order over $199.  We have a handful of customers that take advantage of this deal, but not a lot.  $200 worth of coffee is more than most people are willing to purchase at one time.

Beginning right now we are going to lower the free shipping cutoff to $99.  That means that any order totalling $99 or more will get free shipping anywhere in the US (except Alaska and Hawaii).

We have just gotten word that FedEx and UPS are raising their shipping rates this month, and we don't know yet exactly what the new rates will be.  Consequently, it is hard for us to predict how long we will be able to keep this deal going.  To that end, we would really love to hear from all of our customers on how shipping impacts your buying decisions.  Obviously, free shipping is nice but how does the $99 cutoff influence you?

Based on feedback, sales numbers, and what happens to shipping costs we may adjust this over the coming months as we try to find a sweet spot that keeps us viable but also appeals to most of our customers.

if you don't mind, send us feedback via email on our contact page or head over to the Facebook page We appreciate it!

Thanks everybody!  Happy New Year.

  -Ben & Heather

Cruising, Coffee, and 15 Years

As of June 20 Heather and I have been married for 15 years.  We think that's cause for celebration.  Personally, I'm suprised that she made it this long.  It's a testament to her fortitude that she has survived me for 15 years, to be sure.  I'm convinced that this feat should earn her some kind of international humanitariam award.  I picture it being presented by Nelson Mandela.  Maybe Oprah WInfrey could do a dramatic reading of a Maya Angelou poem.

At any rate, Heather and I are going on a cruise for the week.


free shipping on orders 99 dollars or more

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