Colombia La Cristalina Excelso

The Captain's Coffee

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The Captain's Coffee

This luscious and rich coffee comes from the Association of Cristalina, a group of small-holder farms in Risaralda, Colombia. It's sweet and balanced with a smooth and slightly dry finish and big notes of milk...
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This luscious and rich coffee comes from the Association of Cristalina, a group of small-holder farms in Risaralda, Colombia. It's sweet and balanced with a smooth and slightly dry finish and big notes of milk chocolate, caramel and cherry with some slight floral notes.

Arrival Date: February 27th, 2017

Acidity & Brightness: Moderately bright and very sweet

Balance & Finish: Extremely balanced, smooth, slightly dry finish

Body & Texture: Rich body and silky texture.

Flavors: Cherry, caramel, milk chocolate and floral undertones

Grade: Excelso - Medium large

Processing: Fully washed, hand picked, sun-dried

Varietal: Caturra

Roasting: We like this coffee best at a medium roast (Full City), though you'll get even more of the sweet notes at a light-medium (City+). This coffee can handle going darker, but much past Full City + and you'll turn the sweet notes a bit bitter.

Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast before grinding or brewing

Our Review: In 2007, the Association of Cristalina was formed by 55 founding members in the Guatica township in Risaralda, Colombia. Today there are over 150 members. The members strive to produce a quality coffee that brings them recognition nationally, and internationally, as a leader in the production of specialty coffee. The Assocation of Cristalina seeks to improve the social, organizational and business conditions for each coffee growing family in the Guatica township by producing an environmentally-sustainable unique cupping coffee. By doing this, they can receive a well deserved premium for their hard work and effort.

We don't get many conventional Colombian coffees here as there is an abundance of great Organic options, and when possible, we go with organic. However, when our importer told us just how good this coffee was, we had to have some. It's...luxurious for lack of a better term. Rich, silky body accompanied with a sweet front end and relatively low acidity. Little to no bite with a smooth yet slightly dry, lingering finish. Delightful notes of milk chocolate, cherry and caramel with some floral undertones. Absolutely stellar coffee!

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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