The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
The last few years have brought some amazing natural processed coffees out of Yirgacheffe and this one remains our absolute favorites. Lots of blueberry, sweet, a little earthy, and bright with a slight tang. Top shelf coffee for sure.
Arrival Date: August 12th, 2016
Acidity & Brightness: Crisp and sweet, slightly tangy
Balance & Finish: Complex and a bit twisty with a clean finish.
Body & Texture: Medium Body, silky mouthfeel
Flavors: Blueberry, floral, green apple and a hint of earth
Grade: Grade 3 (Highest grade of Natural Process)
Processing: Natural (Dry) Processed
Roasting: Most heirloom natural process Ethiopian coffees exhibit the best of their flavors in the light to light medium range (City to City +) which is right where we like this one best.
This Ethiopian Natural Yirgacheffe coffee is produced in the Konga Zone of Irgachefe, also transliterated as Yirgacheffe. A major town in south-central Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe is located in the Gedeo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region district and is one of the most famous coffee growing regions in the country and perhaps the world. Because a group of farmers were able to obtain prefinancing for their crop, the exporter was able to purchase this coffee outside of the ECX (Ethiopia Commodity Exchange) channels, enabling them to procure a selection of the most premium lots available.
The natural process method (also known as the dry process) used on this coffee is the oldest method of coffee production and is well-known for featuring pleasingly fruity and complex cup profiles. Dry (or natural) process simply means that the coffee fruit was allowed to dry on the bean before being removed. Getting a Yirgacheffe coffee that is dry processed is rare and I was excited about this coffee the moment I heard about it. In fact, we tracked this coffee down because we were looking for that classic heavy blueberry profile you find in Ethiopian Harrars and were amazed to find it in a Yirgacheffe! Don't be fooled, you could label this coffee a high quality Harrar and be none the wiser.
How does it taste? The very first thing I noticed in the aroma was blueberries, and that same fruity blueberry taste is in the cup. This cup is fantastically sweet, fruity, and floral. The bright crispiness that you expect in a Yirgacheffe is there in spades, but the sweet fruitiness with just a touch of tanginess makes it like eating a lemon blueberry pie in hot liquid form. It's complex and a bit on the delicate side with floral notes and a sweet, clean finish.
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.