The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
This fantastic coffee comes to us Matraco, a Burundi producer who has won 4 cup of excellence awards in the last 6 years! You can taste the pedigree in this very balanced and delicious cup.
Arrival Date: January 4th, 2019
Acidity & Brightness: Crisp and sweet
Balance & Finish: Very balanced, clean finish
Body & Texture: Medium body, smooth
Flavors: Lime zest, nectarine, black tea and sugar
Grade: A - Large Beans, very dense, 1800-1950 meters above sea level
Processing: Fully washed, hand-picked, sun dried
Roasting: We prefer this coffee between City Plus and Full City (Light-medium to Medium). You'll still get plenty of body even when the coffee is on the light side and you'll be able to enjoy the more subtle flavors. You could take it as dark as Full City Plus (Medium-Dark) and still keep the sweetness and balance, but you'll begin to miss the crisp front end.
Reminder: This is raw coffee. You have to roast it before brewing
The Matsitsi Trading Coffee SU (or Matraco) company was founded in 2015 and is owned by Mr. Matsitsi, a coffee producer who oversees Matraco’s three washing stations and over 10,000 trees. Two of these washing stations are in the Kayanza province and one other is under construction in the Muyinga province. The two washing stations in Kayanza are some of the best around and have won Cup of Excellence awards in the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017 competitions. Matraco is focused on fine-tuning its production process while promoting ethical trade and environmental protection.
Burundi is such an underrated coffee source when compared to it's neighboring giants like Kenya and Ethiopia, and the coffee coming from this country gets better and better every year. Characteristically gentle and subtle, most of the coffees we've been getting from Burundi have been crisp yet sweet with a tea like body and exceptional balance. If Kenya is big, bold red wine, Burundi is crisp, sweet white wine.
In fact, it's better to compare it to Ethiopian coffee. Not the twisty, funky natural processed Ethiopian coffee, but the washed varieties. Expect a crisp front end, an easy-going body and a pleasantly clean finish. The flavors are very well balanced between slightly tangy and and sweet. We noted lime zest, nectarine, black tea and sugar. If you're a fan of light roasting and understated coffees, you'll love this one. Be sure to try it black before adding milk and sugar!
If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.
Home Coffee Roasters
The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.
Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.
We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.
If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.