Well folks, it's time for the Holidays which means it's time for us to pull out the big guns. That's right, the real deal, the creme de la creme: Jamaica Blue Mountain! Accept no imitations, this is 100% certified Jamaica Blue from the famous Clydesdale Estate!
Jamaica Blue Mountain Clydesdale Estate: Real 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. Perfect for Christmas dinner or morning, or a New Years celebration!
Not to be overshadowed, but we also received two other new coffees:
Peru Las Damas de San Ignacio Organic: This delicious coffee comes from the COOPAFSI coop located in San Ignacio, Peru. It's easy drinking and has great body and balance with tons of sweet notes of milk chocolate, brown sugar, orange and just a touch of lemon.
Kenya AA Maganjo Auction Lot: A fine example of the best the Nairobi Coffee Auction has to offer, this AA grade Kenyan coffee has a big, full body, a tannic finish and crisp red wine acidity. Look for notes of orange, lime and apricot. Fans of fine Kenyan coffee will not be disappointed!
Happy Thanksgiving to our coffee roasting and drinking friends! Here at The Captain's Coffee, we have many things to be thankful for, but above all else, we're thankful for you! We sincerely hope you have a joyous and wonderful Thanksgiving.
Before we close up shop to go spend time with our families, we wanted to let you know that we've got two new coffees in and remind you of our Black Friday through Cyber Monday deals!
East Timor Organic Fair Trade: While East Timor enjoys Independence as it's own country, we classify it as an "Indonesian" coffee since it is grown in the same region of the world and shares many similar attributes. However it stands on its own mostly due to being fully washed instead of wet-hulled like most Indonesian coffees. This allows it to be a bit more crisp and balanced, while still having tons of body and flavor. Fans of fully and semi washed coffee alike will love this one!
Sumatra Mandheling Grade 1: This is the real deal, the highest grade Sumatra Mandheling available. It's an indispensable classic processed in the typical wet-hulled fashion Sumatran coffee is famous for, resulting in smokey, spicy complexity, low acidity and a syrupy body. Look for notes of baker's chocolate, pipe tobacco, cedar and a hint of black pepper. Perfect for West Coast and Hybrid espresso blends!
Don't forget to check out our post-Thanksgiving deals running Black Friday through Cyber Monday to get your Holiday shopping started off right without all the pesky lines! We'll be offering free shipping on all orders, $50 off Gene Cafes and 2 extra pounds of free coffee with every roaster sold!
Well friends, it's that time of year again! To get your Holiday shopping started off right, we've got several deals going from Black Friday through Cyber Monday:
That's right, all orders will have Free Shipping! Just use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY16 at checkout!
$50 off Gene Cafes!* If you've been waiting to take your roasting experience to the next level, now's the time. This is our top tier roaster and a real workhorse. Speaking of deals on roasters, we're also giving away...
2 extra pounds of green coffee with every roaster! That means you'll be getting a total of 8 free pounds of green coffee when you buy a roaster from us during Black Friday weekend.
We also just got a green coffee restock just in time for the weekend and we'll be announcing a new coffee just before Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
*Note: Gene Cafes will ship the first week of December, the included free coffee will ship separately ASAP.
It's our favorite day here at TCC: New Coffee Day! This week we're enjoying a new coffee from the Naranjo Valley of Costa Rica as well as bringing back one of our favorite Honduran coffees. Decaf lovers rejoice, we also restocked Guatemala Water Process Decaf!
Costa Rica Naranjo La Rosa: The Naranjo Valley of Costa Rica has been deemed "blessed for coffee," meaning the growing conditions in this beautiful valley are nothing short of ideal. The 4 farms that produce "La Rosa" exemplify the best the valley has to offer in this balanced, refreshing and sweet coffee with notes of orange, caramel and a hint of cherry. Don't miss this one!
Honduras Manos de Mujer Organic: This small selection from our favorite Honduran Cooperative keeps coming back as a coffee we just can't get enough of. Slightly complex, sweet and creamy with a mild body and notes of cocoa, tangerine, honey and cocoa. A delicious coffee that's sure to please everyone!
Don't forget we're also offering Roasted Coffee as well! Can't find the time to roast your own? Give our fresh roasted coffee a shot! This week we rotated our selections and we're now roasting Sulawesi Toraja, Colombia Santa Marta and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Konga.
Part 2 of our Roasting on a budget covers the Air Popcorn Popper method. This tried and true method is a home roasting favorite. You can pick up a brand new one on Amazon for $25 or less. If the Whirley Pop from part 1 sounds a little too hands on for you, you'll love the plug and play simplicity of the Popcorn popper! If you've been on the fence about roasting your own coffee at home due to expensive roasters (or have a friend in that boat), get off the fence and pick one of these up. You're morning coffee will never be the same again! Check out the full article in our Learning Center.