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This premium coffee is a Royal Crown Jewel selection, meaning it's the true top shelf, best of the best coffee. Carefully curated by Bedhatu Jibicho, who has personally managed her farm for over 50 years, it's a case study in the best a natural Ethiopian heirloom coffee can be. Jammy, juicy and sweet with big notes of blackberry, blueberry and hints of jasmine and melon
Arrival Date: December 9th, 2020
Acidity & Brightness: Moderate acidity, very sweet
Balance & Finish: Complex and funky with a floral finish
Body & Texture: Full bodied and jammy
Flavors: Blackberry, blueberry, jasmine and melon
Grade: Grade 1, grown at 1800-1900 meters
Processing: Natural processed, hand-picked, sun dried
Roasting: We think this coffee is at it's best roasted light around city to city plus. For best results end your roast cycle 30 seconds to a minute after first crack begins. We don't recommend taking this coffee past full medium (Full City) or just before second crack begins.
Reminder! This coffee is raw and must be roasted before brewing
Our Review: This amazing offering is a single estate coffee, meaning it's entirely sourced from a single grower, Bedhatu Jibicho. Bedhatu’s 84-acre farm, which she has personally managed for over 50 years without the use of chemical inputs, is larger than most farms in the area. Bedhatu employs 20 year-round workers and another 130 seasonal workers for the harvest who are primarily women. For this natural processed coffee, cherries are carefully hand sorted and floated to separate out less dense and damaged coffee, and then placed on raised beds where it is hand sorted again and dried over a period of 20 days. The cherries are often covered during the afternoons to prevent harsh drying in the intense sun.
Frequent customers have probably noticed that around here we have a particular love of natural processed Ethiopian coffees, so you can rest assured we have cupped MANY of them. I'm not exaggerating when I say this is one of the best I have EVER had. Just wow. Royal Coffee, the importer of this selection, lists it as one of it's "Crown Jewel" coffees, and with good reason. I'll just quote Mayra Orellana-Powell from Royal because it's a perfect summary of the flavor profile: "Once again, Bedhatu Jibicho’s coffee has come through with exceptional execution. Ripe blackberries burst onto the palate after unmistakable lavender and ripe raspberry aromas rise from the grounds. The coffee is aromatic and effervescent, Meyer lemon and apricot are highlighted on the top end, cantaloupe and purple grape round out the finish, and lingering florality reminds you of the aromatics well after the cup is finished. It’s an incredible experience, made all the more enjoyable by virtue of the longstanding relationship with the Roba family."
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.