Malawi Mzuzu AA Fair Trade

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The Captain's Coffee

Our first coffee from Malawi, these huge AA beans come from the Mzuzu co-op with notes of peach, lemon and orange. A sweet coffee with a light to medium body. Arrival Date: February 23rd, 2016 Acidity...
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Our first coffee from Malawi, these huge AA beans come from the Mzuzu co-op with notes of peach, lemon and orange. A sweet coffee with a light to medium body.

Arrival Date: February 23rd, 2016

Acidity & Brightness: Medium acidity, slightly crisp

Balance & Finish: Sweet and Smooth Clean Finish

Body & Texture: Light to Medium Body

Flavors: Peach, Lemon and Orange

Grade: Very Hard

Processing: Washed, hand picked sun dried

Certifications: Fair Trade, Shade Grown

Variety: Gesha, Nyika

Roasting: We like this coffee right at Medium (Full City), or as soon as you hear the beginning of the second crack. There should be little to no oil on the beans. You can definitely go lighter for more citrus twang and peach sweetness, or go a bit darker (Full City+, just a bit of oil) for a touch more body.

Recommendation: This coffee is extremely balanced, smooth and refreshing. Perfect if you prefer a lighter morning cup or for an afternoon refresher.

Our Review: Another new coffee from Africa, these huge AA beans hail from the northern region of the small, land locked country of Malawi (pronounced like "Maui" with an "L" in the middle). The Mzuzu cooperative provides support for 3,000 small farmers, where the average farmer only cultivates about 1/2 hectacre of land. By themselves, these farmers would have a very difficult time reaching a big audience for their amazing coffee, but working together, they can pool their resources and get these delicious beans all the way to us. The Mzuzu co-op also supports its members by negotiating for Fair Trade standards as well as supporting community improvement projects such as building hospitals. 

 This is the first coffee we've ever had from Malawi, so we weren't quite sure what to expect. When we cupped it, we immediately noticed a fragrance of sweet, dry wood and a hint of peach. Once we got to drinking it, the cup was very sweet and peach forward with hints of orange and lemon. It's extremely smooth and very balanced with just a hint of citrus twang and a light to medium body. Wrap it all up with a clean, refreshing finish and you've got yourself a very enjoyable coffee! We were so happy with this coffee and we're sure you will be too!

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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