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.
Christmas is less than 2 weeks away.
Did I just scare you a bit? Break into a cold sweat? Hands suddenly clammy? That's right, for those of you last minute shoppers, time is quickly running out. But take a deep breath, we've got ya covered. Because you know what? Everybody likes coffee! And your potential gift recipient/secret Santa/nephew doesn't have to be a home roaster or even a coffee geek to love these 6 gifts (but if they are, they'll definitely love them!) And the best part? You don't have to break the bank.
Whether you call it a "dripper" or "manual dripper" or "pour over," these 1 or 2 cup brewers are simple to use and attractive to boot. Perfect for hot or Japanese style cold coffee. We carry them in 4 different colors so you're sure to impress folks with not only your coffee brewing acumen, but your great sense of style as well. Dishwasher safe and high quality craftsmanship make these beauties a steal. Pick one up for as little as $16.99.
This little manual brewer is possibly the most unique coffee brewer on the market. It's extremely durable, making it our favorite travel brewer. It also makes a fantastic "quasi" espresso and coffee concentrates. Great for an americano style coffee or for a cold coffee concentrate that will make 1 or 2 servings. It's also one of the most fun brewers we've ever used and it comes complete with everything you need, including filters! Nab one for the camping/quirky/cool coffee friend in your life for just $29.95.
This art deco beauty rounds out our brewer selections as the most expensive option, but best for servings groups. It's quite possibly the coolest brewer you can buy and we carry it in 2 sizes: 6 cup and 10 cup. And don't let the glass construction fool you; this is thick, durable glass. The Chemex is a great option for impressing the coffee geek who has everything or someone who loves to host dinner parties. Our 6 cup model which is perfect for coffee service for a small party is just $38.90.
Ok, so you're ready to pull out all the stops and really get a lifelong gift for the coffee lover in your life. This grinder will change the way you drink coffee, guaranteed. High quality construction and industry leading design are standard on this conical burr grinder. Adjust for grinding French Press to Pour Over to Automatic Drip brewer and everything in between. This is a great buy for the parents who have everything (or for yourself...we won't tell). Pick one up for $129, you won't regret it.
It's the gift that keeps on giving all year long. Our Captain's Coffee Club subscription will send the recipient of your choosing green or roasted coffee every month for as long as you like and you can pause or cancel anytime. Perfect for the home roaster in your life or that uncle who is always asking for your home roasted coffee! Our subscriptions offer 2 or 4 bags per month, prices include all shipping and start at just $22.99/month.
So you've completely run out of ideas and your coffee loving friend or family member already has all this stuff! Well, worry not, we've got a gift card for that. I know, I know, it may seem impersonal but it's not like you're just buying them a $50 gift card to some random chain restaurant, a gift card from us shows you know them well enough to understand their love of coffee! Trust me, it's definitely a better choice than the tie you've been eyeing at the mall. Give the gift of coffee this year!
Welcome to the Club!
That's right, the Captain's Coffee Club: our new monthly subscription service that delivers convenience right to your door without fail. Choose between raw, green coffee service, or freshly roasted coffee. Then decide if you need 2 or 4 bags each month and click "Join!" We store your subscription info (with industry leading security, of course) and all you have to do is roast or brew your coffee when it arrives! Pause or cancel your subscription any time from your customer log in created on our site and switch subscriptions or sizes any time as well. All shipping costs are included in the price so the larger subscriptions provide the best value!
It's the perfect Christmas gift for that coffee nut in your life or just for yourself! We choose our favorite coffees in season each month and make sure to include a variety of countries of origin, processing methods and roast levels so you've always got something new to try. But most importantly, we choose great coffees. The same ones we'd want to wake up to in the morning or serve to our families, guaranteed!