Hello friends! We sincerely hope all of you are keeping well during this challenging time. The good news is we're still shipping coffee and we just got some new arrivals along with a big restock! Let's start there and then we'll follow up with any special updates concerning us and Covid-19.
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aricha Natural: We're switching up our usual Ethiopian selection and so excited about our choice! This natural processed Yirgacheffe has surprising body and juicy sweetness. Look for notes of peach, ripe raspberry and a bit of lime on a floral background. Fruity, funky and absolutely fun! Available roasted as well!
Uganda Bukonzo Organic: Like many Ugandan coffees, this big, bold selection is a hit among fans of African and Indonesian coffees alike! It takes many roast levels well and you can tailor it's profile depending on which flavors you want most. Consistent in most profiles, you'll find mild acidity, buttery texture, big body and notes of cocoa, brown sugar and raisin.
Honduras San Vicente Cielito Lindo Organic: This choice selection from the San Vicente Coop is surprisingly complex for a Honduran coffee! Unique and refreshing it's got a crisp front end with a lingering almond finish. Expect notes of dark chocolate, green apple and mild lemon. Available roasted as well!
The Captain and Covid
We've held off sending out an update on how the Coronavirus is affecting our business simply because things have been changing very quickly as the pandemic unfolds. We're pleased to say that at this point we are still open and shipping coffee! We're doing everything we can to keep providing you coffee during this trying time while also doing our part to prevent the spread of the virus. We're no longer allowing the public into our store and we're practicing social distancing by rotating our shifts and working remotely as much as possible. If you are a local customer, please understand these measures are in place to protect us all so be sure to call ahead if you usually pick up your coffee in person. Also, a few customers may experience very mild delays in shipping so expect that possibility when planning your next order. If anything changes in the coming weeks that impacts our ability to keep your coffee supply stocked, we'll let you know right away. Otherwise, we feel so blessed to still be in business and grateful to all of you for supporting us during this challenging time. Stay safe out there, friends!
Hello friends! Sorry for the lack of updates lately but we're making up for it with some exciting new arrivals! These coffees are brand new to us and we can't wait for you to try them.
Uganda Friends of Mothers Organic: Founded in 2015, the Friends of Mothers Initiative is empowering women farmers in Uganda to bring top shelf coffee to a world market. This amazing coffee is low acid, super rich and almost syrupy. We like to describe it as a unique cross between Kenyan coffee and Indonesian coffee. Look for complex notes of cocoa, raisin and molasses.
Guatemala San Marcos Organic: This coffee reminds us of a solid Huehuetenango but with the edges rounded off. Softer, sweeter and more balanced but with all the body and creamy texture you love in Guatemalan coffee! Expect notes of brown sugar, meyer lemon and milk chocolate with a clean, satisfying finish.
Peru Norandino Organic: This delightful cup is sure to be a crowd pleaser! It's easy going and mild but definitely not boring. A mildly crisp front end gives way to a full bodied coffee with balanced notes of honey, milk chocolate and orange. If you're in need of a comforting, laid back cup, look no further!
That's right folks, we're celebrating Christmas and New Years again this year with an order of Jamaica Blue Mountain Clydesdale! This one of a kind coffee is the real deal and if you haven't treated your family and friends (much less yourself!) to this exclusive coffee, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.
Jamaica Blue Mountain Clydesdale Estate: This is the real deal folks, the creme de la creme. Jamaican Blue Mountain is a mild, subtle, gentle island coffee. This coffee defines smoothness. Outstanding balance and creamy milk chocolate tones. Keep the roast moderately light to protect those subtle flavors and enjoy a true connoisseur's cup. We have an extremely limited supply and it's going fast so don't wait!
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! We hope your holiday is wonderful and you shared some of your freshly roasted coffee with friends and family. Now on to the exciting stuff! This year our deals for Black Friday through Cyber Monday are:
- 50% off the first month of ANY Captain's Coffee Club Subscription! Grab one for yourself or as a gift for a friend, pause, restart or cancel at any time from your website account. For more info on how our TCC Club Subscriptions work, click here. Use the code BLACKFRIDAY50 during checkout to automatically get 50% off your first month.
- $50 off Gene Cafe Roasters! If you've been waiting to upgrade your roaster, there's no better time than now! Gene Cafe makes our absolute favorite home roaster, bar none. Did we mention we ship a Large Sampler of free green coffee with every Gene Cafe order? That's a $43.50 value!
- Free shipping on ALL orders! Big or small, heavy or light, we're shipping all orders free through Cyber Monday! That's up to $14.95 in savings per order! Just use the code BLACKFRIDAYSHIP during checkout.
We are so excited to announce our next direct trade partnership! A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure to meet Nelson Raul Amador, founder and owner of De La Finca Coffee Importers. Nelson is a fifth generation coffee farmer who decided to found an importing company to help his family and other coffee farmers establish direct trade relationships with roasters.
Here's more about De La Finca and Nelson in their own words:
At De La Finca, we understand both the needs of the coffee farmer and coffee roaster. A fifth generation coffee farmer, Nelson Raul Amador started De La Finca Coffee Importers in 2013 with the intention of supporting his family and other small coffee producers from his home country of Honduras
Through direct trade partnerships, producers receive more money for their hard work producing coffee and roasters received ethically sourced, consistent, high quality coffee.
We proudly import fair trade and organically farmed coffees and also partner with women-owned and operated farms. Through this supply chain model, we not only are able to empower and connect both farmers and roasters but we are also able to reinvest in local coffee growing communities through long-term school projects and initiatives, realizing our long-term vision for sustainable and independent communities.
“When I came to the United States to learn English, I was surprised to see how coffee produced by families like mine served as a main point of connection and conversation in the daily lives of so many Americans.” Nelson Raul Amador, Founder
Upon quickly realizing coffee in the U.S. was sold at high prices through a complex import system leaving farmers with little profit, Nelson decided to initiate change. He started De La Finca Coffee Importers with the goal to eliminate the middlemen between producers and consumers.
“Instead of seeing coffee pass through as many as 6-8 hands between farmers and consumers (as is usual in the coffee industry), I make genuine, direct connections between coffee roasters, consumers, and coffee producers, like my family.”
Nelson's primary focus has been on Honduran coffee as that is his home country and where his family's farm is located, but he has been meeting farmers in other countries and slowly expanding the varieties and origins De La Finca provides. After trying several of Nelson's coffees, we knew which one we had to get first:
Honduras Finca Santa Lucia Organic: Finca Santa Lucia is owned by Nelson's grandfather, Raul Rodriguez. Raul is a third generation coffee farmer who inherited his farm from his father, Don Ermenegildo Rodriguez. This is coffee with pedigree and you can taste the history of family innovation in every sip! It's incredibly clean, balanced, full bodied and just utterly delicious! Look for notes of milk chocolate, caramel and orange with an almond finish. Also available roasted!