The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
Unlike most Central American coffees, this selection from the Santa Ana collection of El Salvadoran farmers is Pulp Natural which is a style of semi-wash processing rather than fully washed. It gives the coffee a more complex and fruity profile that adventurous folks will love!
Arrival Date: May 16th, 2017
Acidity & Brightness: Moderately bright and sweet
Balance & Finish: Slightly complex, quick finish
Body & Texture: Medium to full bodied, crisp texture
Flavors: Black cherry, red apple, tangerine and caramel
Grade: SHG - Strictly High Grown - 1,100 to 1,250 meters
Processing: Pulp Natural (Semi-Washed)
Varietals: Bourbon & Pacas
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. Due to the processing, it roasts a bit unevenly, but this adds complexity and interest to the cup. Go a bit lighter for more brightness and fruity notes or darker for more body and a bit more caramel notes.
Reminder: This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
Our Review: The Santa Ana brand is put together by a collective of farmers in the region of Santa Ana in Apaneca, LLamatepeq. The farmers bring their coffee to be milled at a private mill and oversee the coffee all the way through processing. This lot was processed in the Pulp Natural method which is a semi-washed method unlike most Central American coffees. Similar to Honey Processing, the cherry is allowed to dry for a time on the bean before it is cleaned off which imparts a unique profile to the final cup.
We love trying new and unique coffees here at TCC and we've enjoyed several semi-washed coffees from Central America lately though it's been some time since we had one from El Salvador. Oftentimes, the Pulp Natural method can leave the coffee a bit too twisty and raw for some folks, but this coffee has a surprisingly mild profile for this kind of processing. If you've been turned off by semi-washed coffees in the past, give this one a try, it's surprisingly balanced! Slight complexity leads to a sweet and juicy cup that is also mild with a nice medium to full body. It has a crisp texture throughout with sweet notes of black cherry, red apple and caramel.
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.