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This delicious coffee hails from the often overlooked region of San Marcos, which is surprising considering it's got all the prime ingredients for growing amazing coffee. An ever so gently crisp front end gives way to a buttery rich body with a clean finish. The flavors are balanced and very sweet with notes of apple juice, honeydew and cane sugar accompanied by a pleasant floral undertone.
Arrival Date: June 15th, 2021
Acidity & Brightness: Slightly crisp, very sweet
Balance & Finish: Balanced with a clean finish
Body & Texture: Rich Body, buttery texture
Flavors: Apple juice, honeydew, sugar, slightly floral
Grade: SHB, grown at 1050 - 1100 masl
Processing: Fully washed, sun dried
Varieties: Bourbon & Caturra
Certifications: Organic & Fair Trade
Roasting: Start with a Full City (Medium) or just before second crack. Feel free to take it darker as this coffee takes dark roasting well but expect to lose some acidity and pick up more bitter notes like baker's chocolate. This coffee roasts very evenly!
Reminder: this coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
Our Review: "Manos Campesinas (translation: peasant hands) is an apt name for an export company dedicated to bringing coffee directly from the hands of producers. As an umbrella organization, Manos Campesinas helps smaller associations of producers gain access to the international market. This particular lot comes from three groups in the lesser known coffee producing region in the department of San Marcos, which is actually home to two impressive volcanoes (Tajumulco and Tacaná) boosting the highest elevations in all of Central America. Each of these community associations (Plan Villa Nueva, Media Cuesta, and Aprocafé Acdi) focus attention on training producers on best organic practices to manage their farms. In addition to making their own organic fertilizer, producers use their own micro-mills to process harvested cherries, which includes hand sorting, depulping, fermenting, washing and drying the coffee to 11 percent moisture. At this stage, Manos Campesinas steps in with transportation, warehousing and cupping analysis to establish a traceable community blend with a vibrant regional profile ensuring greater producer earnings." - Royal Coffee
It's been quite some time since we had a coffee from the San Marcos region of Guatemala, but hearing about the coffee and it's flavor profile got us excited. Coffees from the Huehuetenango region far out sell other Guatemalan coffees for us, but sometimes you gotta take a risk and branch out! I'm glad we did because this coffee is a vastly underrated gem. An ever so gently crisp front end gives way to a buttery rich body with a clean finish. The flavors are balanced and very sweet with notes of apple juice, honeydew and cane sugar accompanied by a pleasant floral undertone. It roasts evenly and takes heat well so it's very forgiving in the roaster as well! This coffee should be in everybody's cabinet as it's a crowd pleaser and will do anything from make a satisfying morning cup to a sweet afternoon iced treat.
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.
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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.