Brazil Nossa Senhora de Fatima Organic & Fair Trade

The Captain's Coffee

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The Captain's Coffee

Smooth and buttery with a nutty finish. Notes of cocoa powder, caramel and walnuts. One of the best Brazilian coffees in our recent memory and one we find ourselves reaching for often. Arrival Date: October 28th,...
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Smooth and buttery with a nutty finish. Notes of cocoa powder, caramel and walnuts. One of the best Brazilian coffees in our recent memory and one we find ourselves reaching for often.

Arrival Date: October 28th, 2016

Acidity & Brightness: Moderately low acidity

Balance & Finish: Well balanced, mild, nutty finish

Body & Texture: Medium-full bodied, creamy mouthfeel

Flavors: Cocoa powder, caramel and walnuts

Grade: Relatively soft, lower altitude 

Certifications: N/A

Processing: Natural (dry) processed, sun dried

Varietals: Acaia, Bourbon, Catuai, Mundo Novo

Roasting: Start with a  Full City  (Medium), or just up to the second crack. Mogiana coffee will roast a little unevely due to the natural processing.  We don't recommend carrying Brazil coffees too dark in the roasting spectrum.  Since they are grown in full sun, they mature fairly rapidly.  This results in a softer bean that we don't think takes to dark roasting well.  If your roaster has variable temperature, avoid the hottest settings preclude scorching or "tipping".  When kept to a medium dark roast, this coffee is exceptionally sweet and has a nice, gentle, mild cup.  If roasted to dark, like most softer bean coffees, it can pick up an unpleasant ashy taste.

Our Review: The Nossa Senhora de Fatima farm is owned by Ricardo de Aguiar Resende and his wife, Gisele, both of whom are 3rd generation coffee producers. They live on the farm and are very dedicated to their work. They have developed and implemented several social projects, including housing for workers, the building of a school, and an education program for the worker’s children. The farm consists of 395 hectares, of which 235 are planted with coffee. Environmental protection and preservation are a priority for Ricardo and Gisele. They have invested in replanting native trees, taking care of the native flora and fauna, and the development of a reforestation process for shade trees. To improve the quality of the beans, the owners have created organic compost fertilizers and are using micro-organisms from the farm to enhance and to feed the trees.

Despite that it's the single largest producer of coffee in the world, it is surprisingly difficult to find really exceptional beans from Brazil. Particularly organic and fair trade beans. That's why this is one of our favorite Brazilian coffees and one we come back to often. It's got a rich, warm and buttery texture with moderate to low acidity. The flavor profile is nice and simple with notes of cocoa, caramel and walnuts with a characteristically Brazilian nutty finish. Simple, easy, go-to coffee that's sure to satisfy. We love this coffee in Italian style espresso blends for it's nutty finish and great crema.

Returns Policy

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.

Other Items

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.

Shipping

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.

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