The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
This top grade AA comes to us from the Nzaini Co-op Society and showcases the best Kenyan coffee has to offer. Exceedingly well balanced and bright with notes of pear, grapefruit, hibiscus and raspberry.
Arrival Date: January 18th, 2019
Acidity & Brightness: Bright and crisp front end, delicate sweetness
Balance & Finish: Exceptional balance, dry finish
Body & Texture: Full bodied, silky texture
Flavors: Pear, grapefruit, hibiscus and raspberry
Grade: AA, Grown at 1400-1800 masl
Processing: Fully Washed, shade grown, hand picked, sun dried on raised tables
Varietals: Kenya SL28 and SL34
Roasting: Start with a City + (Light-medium) and feel free to try Full City (Medium). Kenyan coffees are famous for their crisp acidity and dark roasting will mute that. However, if you prefer, this coffee may be carried into a Full City Plus and still retain a lot of body and some of it's brightness. This coffee roasts very evenly.
Reminder: This Coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
Our Review: The Nzaini Co-op Society is based in Machakos County and is made up of about 546 members, each of whom delivers their harvested cherry to the central wet mill in Nzaini. The cooperative has a total of about 260 hectares of coffee in production, and is part of the larger Kikima cooperative group, which has about 3,280 members in total. This lot goes through very selective harvesting, with cherries delivered to the wet mill immediately after harvesting is done. Coffee is sorted at the mill, then pulped and washed. The Nzaini wet mill produces about 16 metric tons of green coffee per year.
This delightful coffee is a bit lighter on the tannic, winey qualities we usually get from Kenya AAs, but it's so delicious you won't even notice! Think of it as a bit more gentle than in your face. It's exceptionally well balanced with a crisp, bright front end and silky body. The sweetness is subtle but certainly there with notes of pear, grapefruit, hibiscus and raspberry. Finally, look for a dry finish, here is where you'll notice the tannic quality the most.
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.