The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
A delicious coffee from the Mancotal co-op in the Jinotega region of Nicaragua. Notes of cocoa powder and almond with a creamy texture.
Arrival Date: December 28th, 2018
Brightness & Acidity: Moderately bright and crisp with a touch of sweetness
Balance & Finish: Balanced with a nutty finish
Body & Texture: Full bodied with a creamy texture
Flavor Traits: Cocoa powder, almond
Grade: SHB (Strictly hard bean)
Certifications: Organic, fair trade, SMBC
Processing: Fully washed
Varietals: Typica, Caturra, Catuai
Roasting: Start with a Full City (Medium), or just up to the second crack. Like most Central and South American SHB coffees, this Nicaraguan will accept a wide variation in roast profiles and still deliver a very acceptable cup. 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 pretty evenly.
Recommendation: This is a great breakfast cup but also works well in a blend to add dark chocolate and a richer mouthfeel. Also great as a smooth single-origin espresso.
Reminder: This coffee is raw. You have to roast it before brewing.
Our Review: Nicaragua is a beautiful country of active volcanoes, beautiful beaches on both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans and a rich multiethnic culture. It's also home to some of the best coffee Central America has to offer. The coffee market in Nicaragua was rocky during the 80's due to the Nicaraguan Revolution, but since things settled down in the 90's the farmers there have made a huge comeback. Coffee now makes up almost 20% of Nicaraguan exports with most of that coffee coming from either the Matagalpa or Jinotega regions.
We've had some amazing coffee from Matagalpa, including our Direct Trade Nicaraguan Finca de las Nubes, so we thought we'd give Jinotega a try. This coffee comes from the Union de Cooperativas Agropecuarias de Servicios Unidos de Mancotal (UCASUMAN) Co-op. Besides having a long name, this co-op was formed in 2001 and is a union of just over 400 members comprised of both male and female coffee farmers. Several of the farmers also grow grains and raise cows in an effort to diversify and increase the quality of life for their workers and communities. The fair trade premium on this coffee allows the co-op to invest back into the community through training and social development initiatives. Good coffee doing good things, that's what we like!
Now on to the nitty gritty! This coffee is a blend of Typica, Caturra and Catuai varietals and is wet-processed in the typical Central American style. It's full of dark chocolate with a little bit of nuttiness and a creamy mouthfeel. You can count on it for a great breakfast cup, a smooth single-origin espresso or an excellent blender. You can also expect it to roast evenly and go anywhere from medium to dark pretty well since it's a dense stricly high grown bean. Don't take it too dark though or you'll lose that nutty creaminess!
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.