El Salvador Las Mercedes Estate

The Captain's Coffee

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The Captain's Coffee

This single estate coffee is absolutely delightful. Full bodied and creamy with notes of dark chocolate, toffee and just a touch of lemon. Warm, flavorful and balanced, it's perfect for those chilly winter mornings. Arrival...
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This single estate coffee is absolutely delightful. Full bodied and creamy with notes of dark chocolate, toffee and just a touch of lemon. Warm, flavorful and balanced, it's perfect for those chilly winter mornings.

Arrival Date: December 16th, 2016

Acidity & Brightness: Moderately bright and sweet

Balance & Finish: Well balanced, mild, clean and short finish

Body & Texture: Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel

Flavors: Dark chocolate, toffee and a hint of lemon

Grade: SHG - Strictly High Grown

Certifications: Rainforest Alliance, Single Estate

Processing: Fully washed, hand picked, sun dried

Varietals: Red Bourbon and Pacamara

Roasting: Start with a Full City (Medium), or just up to the second crack. This medium roast will give you the most balance from this coffee but it handles a spectrum of roast levels well and roasts quite evenly. Go a bit lighter for more brightness and creamy texture or darker for more dark chocolate and body. 

Reminder: This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing

Our Review: Deep in the hills of the Mejicanos region of El Salvador, the Aguilar family has been producing coffee for six generations. Las Mercedes Estate, owned and operated by father and son Juan and Fernando, is an ambitious coffee estate, and the Aguilar family continues combining new farming techniques with new technologies to better improve their product with each and every crop. The 150-hectare farm consists of a large majority of Bourbon with just a sprinkling of the Pacamara variety and is certified by the Rainforest Alliance. The Las Mercedes estate has been producing coffee since 1890 and continues to grow to this day.

Coffees from El Salvador have been hit or miss this season, but we found a winner we're proud of. The care the Aguilar family has put into this coffee shines through with ever sip. It's a pleasure to roast as it roasts quite evenly and will handle a fairly wide spectrum of roasts levels well. At a Full City roast, you'll find it's very balanced, with a slightly crisp front end and sweet notes of dark chocolate, toffee and just a touch of lemon. The mouthfeel is very creamy and pleasant with a short, clean finish. Maybe it's just the looming prospect of winter on the way, but this coffee just seems perfect when you need to warm up with a comfortable cup!

 

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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