Don't be left out in the cold! Join the Club!
If you haven't heard, we've recently started a monthly subscription service: The Captain's Coffee Club. It's a pretty simple idea: Join our subscription service and we'll send you the best coffee we have each month, green or roasted by yours truly. You don't have to worry about remembering to order coffee (ugh...not emergency grocery store junk again!) and you can pause, cancel, switch, increase or decrease your subscription any time from your account page! The best part is that your monthly subscription fee covers everything, including shipping so you know exactly what you're paying each month.
In order to thank our current subscribers and encourage everyone to give it a try, we've lowered the subscription fees on all of our memberships! We're always thinking of new ways to keep making the Club more exciting, so hit us with ideas anytime!
It's unseasonably warm for January here in the mountains, but that doesn't mean we aren't busy stocking new coffees! This week's new coffee day features 3 new green coffees as well as new roasted coffees.
Burundi AA BUMOCO Society: Our first AA from Burundi comes from the Burundi High Mountain Coffee Society. These big beans are crisp and slightly tart with a medium-full body and tea-like texture. The result is a slightly complex balance of sweet and tart with notes of green apple, lime and white grapefruit. Try something out of the ordinary!
Peru La Florida Organic: We've been really enjoying trying new coffees from Peru lately and we haven't been let down yet! This one from the La Florida co-op has a bit more "oomph" that others we've tried with more dark chocolate than milk chocolate tones. It's got a nutty almond finish with a nice full body and creamy texture. This one is the crowd-pleaser of the bunch.
Honduras Royal Reserva Natural Organic: We had this coffee last year and couldn't wait to get some more back in. It's the result of a collaboration between the COMSA co-op in Honduras and worldwide importer Royal NY. The idea was to produce a natural processed Honduran coffee that would show off the best of both worlds and they absolutely nailed it. It's complex and juicy with a syrupy body and notes of cherry, melon, strawberry and honey.
Have you checked out the Captain's Coffee Club yet? It's our "coffee of the month club" that you can subscribe to in a minute and pause any time! Choose two different amounts per month and choose between green or roasted coffee. We'll send you our best and brightest coffees in stock and all you have to do is check the mail!
Well folks, the Holidays have come and gone, a new year has arrived and we're putting ourselves to work! It's been a cold, snowy week here in the mountains of Western North Carolina so hot coffee has been a critical part of our New Year (as if we need an excuse to drink good coffee). So we're back at it full steam and excited for 2017 with a big restock and a couple new coffees!
Colombia Tolima Organic: Coffee from the Tolima region of Colombia has been a consistently amazing coffee for several seasons now and we're excited to have it back! It's an absolute treat to roast since it comes out so evenly and it's incredibly balanced and sweet in the cup. It's got notes of cherry, milk chocolate and orange with great body and a clean finish. And it's Organic to boot!
Tanzania Peaberry Ruvuma: Tanzania has become synonymous with Peaberry coffee and for good reason. The Ruvuma region has been producing amazing Peaberry for some time and we love having it in stock. This season's crop is balanced and clean with a medium body and slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Look for notes of black tea, peach and just a hint of lemon.
Happy Holidays from the Captain's Coffee! We hope you're enjoying sharing your love of coffee with friends and family as much as we are. Our favorite way to share our freshly roasted coffee is with the Chemex brewer.
It's elegant, simple and produces a very clean cup that allows your hard work to shine through. The process and results are similar to using a pour over brewer, but you get more than just one cup so there's coffee to go around. Check out our new Chemex brewing guide for tips no matter which size brewer you use!
As Christmas gets closer, winter has begun to really set in. This week, we set about choosing coffees to stock that were not only delicious, but perfect for warming your heart, soul and body. We know you'll enjoy these new coffees as much as we do!
El Salvador Las Mercedes Estate: This single estate coffee is wonderfully balanced and warm with a full body and creamy texture. Look for notes of sweet dark chocolate and toffee with just a touch of lemon. It's a pleasure to roast and will handle a spectrum of roast levels well.
Java Taman Dadar Organic: This delicious Indonesian coffee is a house favorite and we couldn't wait to get a fresh crop. This harvest is just as low acid and syrupy as we remember and makes for a perfect dark roast due to its density. It's got a long, lingering finish and notes of baker's chocolate, pine and a hint of black cherry.