At long last, it's finally here. The long awaited restock has arrived and it is a doozy! We've got 9 brand spankin' new coffees, a restock of Fresh Roast SR540s and SR800s as well as Fresh Roast Extension tubes and parts! Oh and all our new coffees are available Roasted as well! Without further ado, let's get into it:
Honduras Manos de Mujer Organic: This one's the star of the show! Manos de Mujer represents everything amazing that coffee can be: Organic, traceable, meticulously harvested and processed and finally, it puts the people working the farms and their well being first. The best part? This year they produced their usual fully washed coffee as well as a honey and natural version and we got all three! You can try them individually or receive a pound of each for a discount in our Trio Bundle.
Bolivia Caranavi Peaberry Organic: This is an extremely rare find! Bolivia produces very little specialty grade coffee so finding a premium one that is also peaberry and organic? Needle in a haystack. Don't miss this one! It's subtle yet flavorful, balanced yet tangy and the flavor profile can shift more than you'd expect based on roast level which gives it tons of versatility. Lighter roasts (where we get the most unique character) will have sparkling lemon notes, subtle exotic spiciness reminiscent of Darjeeling tea, honey sweetness and a floral undertone.
Kenya Muranga New Kiriti Gondo AA: This coffee was a fun selection for us; we wanted a super premium Kenyan coffee but with a more unique profile. This selection was exactly what we were looking for and even managed to exceed our expectations. Kenyan coffee is known for it's exceptional body but this coffee is downright syrupy in texture! Think "fruit jam" and you'll be in the ballpark. There's a delightful red grapefruit and plum tangy-ness on the front end rounded out by sweet milk chocolate and something herbaceous and savory I can't quite put my finger on...oregano? Bergamot? I dunno but it's delicious!
Guatemala Manos Campesinas San Marcos Organic: This delicious coffee hails from the often overlooked region of San Marcos, which is surprising considering it's got all the prime ingredients for growing amazing coffee. An ever so gently crisp front end gives way to a buttery rich body with a clean finish. The flavors are balanced and very sweet with notes of apple juice, honeydew and cane sugar accompanied by a pleasant floral undertone.
Rwanda Dukunde Kawa Nkara: This coffee proves that Rwandan coffee isn't a one-dimensional origin in the best way possible. Unlike past offerings from Rwanda, this coffee is bold, flavorful and even slightly complex. Look for warm, sweet notes of cinnamon, raisin, honey and milk chocolate.
Mexico Chiapas Rosalba Cifuentes Mayan Harvest: This coffee comes from 4 family farms, all owned by relatives, in the highlands of the Chiapas region of Mexico. It's clear this family cares about their coffee from the first sip. It's a deliciously bright, warm and balanced cup with decadent notes of dark chocolate, caramel and orange.
Colombia Santander Organic Water Process Decaf: Rounding out our new selections today is a classic high-grown Colombia coffee in water processed decaf form. Highly drinkable and versatile it makes for a great blender as well as a easy going single origin cup. Notes of milk chocolate and subtle orange with a slightly nutty finish.
A member of the TCC family has passed away and we're closing down the warehouse June 5th through June 10th in order to spend time together celebrating their life. The website will continue receiving orders during this time but none will be shipped out until we return on June 11th. We'll still be checking email daily so feel free to continue reaching out with any questions and concerns, we'll reply to them as soon as possible! Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.
In good news, we've confirmed shipments of SR540s, SR800s and a huge order of fresh coffee! They are expected to arrive following our return to the warehouse so look out for a newsletter once we get the coffees cupped and added to our site. Thanks again, we appreciate all of you so much!
-David & the TCC family
So many of you are probably wondering "hey we haven't seen any new arrivals in a while and didn't they say that SR540s and SR800s would be in by now?" Well you'd be absolutely right about both of those things so here's an update and a little sale while we wait!
Major cargo container shipments have been delayed worldwide since the pandemic began last year but the last few months seem to have been compounded by a number of factors. I'm sure most of you heard about the Suez Canal blockage a little while back and how much of an impact that single ship had in delayed cargo worldwide. Well, that got more coverage than any other single incident, but everything from manufacturing delays, shipping delays, congestion in ports and stormy seas have had a pretty severe impact on everything from green coffee to home appliances and much much more.
Things have gotten so delayed that lots of items are being pre-sold before they even hit the shores. We had to pre-purchase our next batch of new coffees over a month ago and while most of them have made it to shore, we're still waiting on a couple bags to get them all shipped to the warehouse. Hopefully that will happen in the next week or two! The last container of SR540/SR800 roasters to hit the shores arrived with the container severely damaged back in January. As of last week, that shipment still hasn't been released to the manufacturer, much less to us! Thankfully, the distributor ordered another container right away but that shipment was supposed to arrive a month ago....and it's still not here.
That's just two examples, but I'm sure you have all noticed small businesses such as TCC being the worst hit by all these delays since we don't have the purchasing power to be the first in line when things finally arrive. I'm not complaining about the situation, just filling you all in on the current state of things and thanking you for your continued patience and support! In short, we're hoping to have new shipments of both coffee and roasters in the next 2 weeks, but until then, we've added a few new coffees to our "On Sale" section so you can stock up in the meantime! As a reminder, coffees in our "On Sale" section are discounted 50 cents to $1.00 per pound in addition to our bulk discounts. These coffees have been with us for a few months, but they are stored carefully and have plenty of life left in them!
Finally, we're still focused on releasing new guide videos so I thought I'd let you know what we're planning on filming and releasing this summer (have you checked out our YouTube channel yet?). We're going to finish our series on processing/origin specific roasting for the SR800 culminating in a guide on how to install heat probes and Artisan to your SR800! After those, we're focusing on back to basics guides on major roasting principles and then some updated guides for the Gene Cafe. Or maybe we'll do the Gene Cafe first. What do you think? Which subject would you be more interested in?
Thanks again for all your patience and support and please don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions, comments or concerns!
- David and the TCC Crew
Hey friends! This year we wanna take some time to celebrate Mom by thanking her for everything she does! And what mom wouldn't enjoy a special coffee home roasted by a loving child, grandchild or spouse? And if you're not into roasting, we can handle the heavy lifting and ship micro batch roasted coffee straight to her door for you! And as a special thanks to all the mom's out there who have supported The Captain's Coffee over the years, we're offering a big sale on green and roasted coffee just for you. The more you shop, the more you save now through Mother's Day:
If you spend $50, enter the code THANKSMOM50 to receive $5 off your order!
For orders over $100, use THANKSMOM100 to receive $12 off,
For orders over $150, use THANKSMOM150 to receive $20 off and finally,
For orders over $200, use THANKSMOM200 to receive $30 off and free shipping!
Please note, these discounts only apply to green and roasted coffee.
Hey Friends! We got a fresh shipment in and I'm really excited to share our new arrivals! The general theme we went for with this shipment was to round out our inventory. You see, we've been focusing so much the past few months on unusual, unique and premium coffees that I felt it was time to bring in some staples. You know, high quality coffees of course, leagues better than the average grocery store fare, but more grounded, down to earth and more approachable, especially for the budget minded. We did snag another premium natural Ethiopian (sorry I just can't help myself...) but the focus today is to balance out our offerings and make sure we've got something for everyone, no matter your coffee preferences or budget. We even branched out and picked up a robusta which we haven't carried for years! Read on for all the details...
Brazil Mogiana Natural: The legend returns! Previously listed as Brazil Alta Mogiana, this coffee has been a staple in TCC inventory for years. It's a critical component in any Italian or Hybrid espresso blend, adds chocolatey, creamy nuttiness to any house blend and it's super affordable to boot! We updated the description a bit and even provided some blend recipe ideas. This coffee is also inexpensive enough to be great for seasoning a new roaster or as a warm up roast for drum roasters.
Colombia Valle Del Cauca la Esperanza Estate: The Herrera brothers have developed a reputation for experimenting with their coffee and this particular lot proves that you can't experiment properly if you haven't first mastered the basics. Sometimes you just wanna relax and reach for a dependable, easy going, everyday cup. This is that coffee. No matter how you brew it, blend it, or roast it, this coffee will leave you satisfied. Rich and creamy with a slightly crisp front end and wonderful balance. Expect big notes of caramel and milk chocolate with a touch of ripe red grape and a smooth nutty finish.
India Cherry Robusta Organic: Robusta coffee often gets a bad rap when compared to its much more popular brother, Arabica coffee. While it's not recommended as a single origin brew, it is very popular as a blender, especially in Italian style espresso. When added to blends in a small amount, usually 10-15%, it adds body, punch, tons of crema to espresso and a bit of extra caffeine for those looking for an added kick to their morning routine.
Uganda Sipi Falls Washed Organic: We just finished going through a natural processed coffee from Sipi Falls which was chosen as a Crown Jewel by Royal Coffee. It was such a wonderful experience, we decided to try their fully washed coffee as well and we were not disappointed! This washed version is balanced and clean with a touch of tangerine acidity on the front end. It's also full bodied and silky with notes of lemongrass, cinnamon and fig with a cocoa undertone. This coffee is a MUST try for fans of Kenyan coffee: similar experience without the winey undertones and the big price tag!
Java Kayumas Taman Dadar Organic: Another perennial favorite, this coffee provides half of the classic Mocca Java blend. Since Yemeni Mocca coffee is near impossible to get your hands on these days, blend Java with an Ethiopia or Burundi Natural for the same effect! As a single origin, Java takes heat very well and can even be great roasted up to Vienna. It's got a rich, syrupy body and sweet flavors consisting of a complex blend of dark chocolate, black cherry, vanilla.
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Bedhatu Jibichu Natural Organic: Last but not least, our indulgence pick! We recently carried a different lot of this coffee as a Crown Jewel from Royal. This lot comes from the same harvest! From our cuppings, their nearly identical; intensely sweet, full bodied, jammy and surprisingly syrupy with a funky complexity. Both lots are also chock full of berry flavors, but here's where the differences lie based on our cupping notes. While the Crown Jewel lot was focused on blackberry and blueberry, this one is decidedly focused on raspberry and strawberry. Whether this distinction is important or not is entirely dependent on your fruity preferences. We think it's still an incredible coffee and are so happy to have it back!