The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
This single estate coffee is unusual for Sulawesi as it is fully washed! Expect the same big, syrupy body but with surprising balance! We love the notes of sweet (but not too sweet) butterscotch, molasses and cocoa powder.
Arrival Date: January 18th, 2019
Acidity & Brightness: Low acidity, surprisingly crisp for an Indonesian coffee
Balance & Finish: Fairly balanced, clean, quick finish
Body & Texture: Bold, rich body and syrupy texture
Flavors: Butterscotch, molasses and cocoa powder
Grade: Grade 1, grown at 2700 masl
Processing: Fully washed
Varieties: Catimor, S795 & Typica
Roasting: Start with a Full City (Medium), or just at second crack. We prefer this one a bit lighter than most Indonesian coffees due to the nature of it's processing. However, feel free to take it as dark as Vienna, it will still hold up really well!
Reminder: This is raw coffee. You have to roast it before brewing.
Our Review: The Rantekarua Estate located on the slopes of Mount Karua at a staggering 2700 meters above sea level in the Bittuang district of Tana Toraja Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The estate is owned and operated by the Sulotco Jaya Abadi group, which has a major processing facility in the Bolokan valley at 1500 meters above sea level. The road from the estate to the processing facility is extremely rough and rocky with the nearest major city (Rantepao) about 4 hours away along unpaved roads.
This is quite possibly the highest grown coffee we've ever had from Indonesia and it's fully washed to boot! A very unique find, it's a pleasure all the way through the cup. While most coffees from Sulawesi and the surrounding islands are wet-hulled, resulting in a more complex and earthy profile, this coffee is well balanced with a very clean finish. We especially enjoyed the warm and sweet (but not too sweet) notes of butterscotch, molasses and cocoa powder.
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.