The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
Complex, sweet, whangy, exotic, this coffee is from the same producers of our popular Bali Blue Moon. It's the exact same coffee except natural processed! Try them side by side for maximum effect.
Arrival Date: December 27th, 2017
Acidity & Brightness: Moderately bright, quite sweet
Balance & Finish: Complex with a lingering, memorable finish
Body & Texture: Full bodied, slightly syrupy
Flavors: Strawberry, dark cherry & cocoa powder
Grade: Very hard and dense
Processing: Dry, or Natural
Roasting: Start at Full City (medium) and work your way darker if you like. Darker will bring out stronger notes of cocoa, lighter roasts will lend to more juicy sweetness. Since it's natural processed, expect uneven roasting.
Recommendation: For people who enjoy an exotic, whangy, complex coffee. The natural processing makes it a little sweeter and intensifies the sweet fruit tones. The flavors bounce around the palate in a way that makes descripton difficult to put into words, but not difficult at all to enjoy!
Reminder: This coffee is raw. You have to roast it before brewing.
In a moment we'll start with the description, but right now you need to order this coffee and some of the Bali Blue Moon. The Kintamani and Blue Moon start off from the same crop, but are processed differently. The difference in the final cup is stunning. This is one of the very few coffees we know of that will allow you to taste the difference processing methods can make using the same beans. We think you'll find two very distinct, very different, and very pleasing cups.
One thing that makes Bali different from most of Indonesia is that while the majority of Indonesians are Muslim, the people on Bali are, by and large, Hindu. There is wide spread poverty on the island, even by Indonesian standards. Coffee is helping to change that. The coffee co-ops on Bali are sort of a combination of commerce and religious group. They are democratically operated and tend to follow Hindu principles of the relationship between religion and man, to others, and to the environment.
Kintamani is the name of a mountainous region in northern Bali, and this coffee takes it's name from that region.
Natural (dry) processing adds layers of complexity to coffee. Some people find that distracting, while others (ourselves included) find it exciting and intriguing. The Indonesian character is more evident (earthiness and increased body) but the wild, untamed strawberry notes are evident in the fragrance. The flavor continues that fruit theme and adds raspberry, sweet brandy, and as one cupper described it, a "jelly roll" sweetness. The raw beans have a very distinctive aroma--to us they smell like Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum. Some of that carries all the way through to the cup. Sound crazy? Well, it is, sort of. It is a wild, eclectic mix of tones and flavors that even experienced cuppers find hard to describe. You've got to try it yourself to really know what we mean.
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.