New coffee day comes a bit late this week, but trust us, it's worth the wait! We're incredibly excited to bring to you 3 new crops sure to tickle your taste buds and keep you coming back for more.
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Konga Natural: We couldn't WAIT to get this coffee back in after the amazing crop last year! It continues to impress, though I would say it's a bit more "tame" this year. It's a bit less complex but still has plenty of blueberry and a slight tang on the finish. We also noted a bit more floral tones, similar to washed Yirgacheffes. All in all, still our favorite Ethiopian coffee in recent memory!
Guatemala Huehuetenango Huixoc: Don't worry, we had to ask how to pronounce it too (Wee-Chock, FYI). Classically Huehuetenango coffee, but with a sweeter profile than we've seen in from others. Think more milk chocolate than dark chocolate, with lots of body and a buttery smooth texture that keeps us coming back to this amazing coffee growing region time after time.
Zimbabwe Smaldeel Estate AA: We tried this coffee for the first time at the tail end of the last crop and immediately recognized that Zimbabwe is truly an amazing coffee growing country flying under the radar. The beans are HUGE so be careful not to overload your roaster! We love this crop's notes of peach, rhubarb, caramel and lime zest along with a gentle tea-like body and crisp finish.
This week for new coffee day, we're debuting 4 new sampler packs that we hope will make your green coffee selections easier! Too long have we only had one option for those who are overwhelmed by options and just want a variety of great coffee, now you can narrow your selection down using any of our 5 variety samplers!
Three Region Sample Pack (Small): Now we have our three region sample pack available in 2 sizes, small and large. Budget conscious but still want a variety? The small three region sampler is for you! Featuring one pound of green coffee from each major coffee growing region.
Regional Samplers: What if you want a variety of coffees but know that you prefer one major coffee growing region over another? Now you can have variety from just your favorite region! These samplers include three different coffees from the selected region with one pound of each. Check out our samplers from Africa, the Americas and Indonesia.
We hope you are loving the new logo and website as much as we are. Its so fun creating a better store and we certainly are not done working to enhance the site. This week we are adding two signature coffees; they are the Captains Espresso and House Blends. We developed these several years ago and decided to share them with you. I absolutely love our Espresso Blend as a double or with a few ounces of steamed milk. The House Blend often has to compete to get into my cup with all the awesome varietals but it serves an effective crowd pleaser both in coffee shops and homes. Its a great addition to any roasters kitchen. Check out them both out here!
For fun, here is a picture of our coffee headquarters since we are sharing our espresso and house blend.
We're back and better than ever! Welcome to the new Captain's Coffee!
Our new website is intuitive and easily navigated. We hope you like it as much as we do! At this time, the shop is working and completely secure using the latest in SSL technology. As we settle in to our new online home, please be patient with us as we work out any minor glitches and continue to fill out the Coffee Archive and Learning Center.
Please note that you'll need to create a new account with this brand new site when checking out if you wish to save your order history or create a wishlist. As before, your credit/debit card information is completely secure and encrypted with the best technology, even we won't have access to it. If you are already subscribed to our email newsletter (which is separate from the website account), that carries over and you won't need to re-subscribe.
As always, we welcome your feedback! Let us know any and all of your questions, comments concerns by using the Contact Us page. Once again, we look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy the new TCC as much as we do! We're incredibly excited to continue to grow and share with you our love for all things coffee.
Finally, we're also releasing three awesome coffees along with our website launch!
Kenya AA Ichamara Auction Lot: This is the highest scoring Kenya we could get our hands on and it shows. With notes of lime, grapefruit and melon, it's got lots of rich body, a dry, tannic finish and incredible balance. Sure to impress any coffee connoisseur!
Colombia Sierra Nevada Organic: This coffee has consistently been one of our favorite Colombian coffees and this new lot is no exception. This years' lot is just as balanced and full bodied as ever but with more fruity sweetness. Look for notes of rich dark chocolate and sweet orange and peach.
Papua New Guinea Kimel Estate Peaberry: Most peaberry coffees we get are subtle and gentle, best for lighter roasting, but this one from the Kimel Estate in Papua New Guinea is big and rich and great for darker roasting. It's spicey and savory with notes of orange, honey and brown sugar.