The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
This delightful coffee from Finca Ceylan in the Atitlan region of Guatemala is a bit more relaxed than coffees from Huehuetenango. Balanced and silky smooth with sweet notes of milk chocolate, honey, orange and almond.
Arrival Date: February 17th, 2017
Acidity & Brightness: Moderate Acidity, slightly bright and very sweet
Balance & Finish: Slightly complex, clean, slightly nutty finish
Body & Texture: Full body, mellow, silky texture
Flavors: Milk chocolate, honey, orange and almond
Grade: Strictly High Grown, Dense, Average bean size
Certifications: Shade grown, RFA, organic, fair trade
Processing: Fully washed
Varietals: Bourbon, Typica, Mundo Novo
Roasting: We like this coffee at a Full City + (Medium Dark), or just a few snaps into the second crack. If you can't hear the cracks, then roast until the beans are smooth and medium dark brown with just the first hint of sheen as the oil emerges. This coffee roasts evenly. For a sweeter and brighter coffee, roast a bit lighter at Full City (Medium, little to no oil).
Recommendation: Guatemala produces some of our most popular coffees. People who enjoy clean, clear taste profiles in a balanced coffee with a chocolate finish will enjoy this coffee. The flavor can be changed substantially depending on how dark you roast it, but just about everyone will find something to like.
Remember! This is raw coffee, you must roast it before brewing!
Our Review: Ok, first let's get our acronymns straightened out because this coffee has quite a collection of letters after its name. RFA - Rainforest Alliance certifified. SMBC - Smithsonian Migratory Bird-Friendly Coffee. What all this means is that this coffee is grown and harvested on farms that do their work according to a specific set of guidlines that guarantee that they are not destroying the rain forests and they are not destroying migratory bird populations and habitats. Both of these things are possible in large part because of the fact that coffee grows better in the shade. Shade grown coffee develops slower, thereby giving you a harder and more flavorful bean.
This is considered an "SHB" coffee (Strictly Hard Bean) but I just couldn't stomach another acronymn in the title.
Interestingly enough, this particular coffee from Finca (farm) Ceylan was grown in the shade of banana trees. The farm originally planted these banana trees to provided that coveted shade for the coffee plants. They soon realized that they could harvest and sell the bananas as well. This has added to the farms ability to generate income, and thereby produce even better coffee (with happier workers). Isn't coffee cool?
The Ceylan farm is located in the mountainous Atitlan region. Atitlan coffees tend to be more relaxed than Huehuetenango coffees, but no less tasty. The flavor profile is similar - creamy chocolate and big, rich body. Guatemalan coffee tends to be the most complex of all Central & South American coffees, which is why we like them so much. This Ceylan coffee is more balanced and sweet than the Huehuetenango and the chocolate is more milk chocolate than dark.
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.