The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
This Organic selection from the women of ASOBAGRI coop is simply superb. Rich body, creamy texture and a clean finish. Look for notes of caramel, pear and meyer lemon.
Arrival Date: July 29th, 2020
Acidity & Brightness: Moderately Bright and sweet
Balance & Finish: Fairly balanced with a clean finish
Body & Texture: Rich Body, Smooth, creamy texture
Flavors: Caramel, pear, meyer lemon
Grade: SHB, Elevation: 1400 to 1650 meters
Certifications: Organic, Fair trade
Processing: Fully washed
Varietals: Bourbon, Catimor, Catuai, Caturra
Roasting: Start with a Full City to Full City + (Medium to Medium Dark), or just barely into the second crack. If you can't hear the cracks, then roast until the beans are smooth and medium dark brown with just as the first hint of sheen as the oil emerges. This coffee roasts very evenly.
Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
Our Review: While many are familiar with Huehuetenango and the reputation of the coffee region, few have ventured to this isolated corner of Guatemala. One of our favorite importers, Royal, has gone many times over the years, and they are proud to have been the first to import Fair Trade certified coffee from Asociación Barillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI). The spectacularly rugged terrain has served to preserve the indigenous heritage, distinct clothing, and dialects that can vary from one mountain ridge to the next. In this cultural oasis, ASOBAGRI has become an important bridge to the international coffee community. This cooperative is simply one of the most sophisticated and well organized in the world with more than 1,400 members, spread across 80 communities, who cultivate and harvest their own coffee on small farms with their own micro-mills. Promoting gender equality throughout the organization has been a shining success at ASOBAGRI. This particular lot called Las Dueñas Cafe is the culmination of an integrated program for 182 female members of ASOBAGRI. The program includes 5 women technicians providing training and technical support that is appropriately tailored to the needs of the members. Strategies like using coffee pulp to make organic fertilizers reduces the transportation costs associated with purchasing fertilizer from afar, and at the same time, creates an abundant source of plant nutrition that ensures better yields and quality. Income diversification investments in chicken farms, avocado trees and local cafeteria have also strengthened the options for women members.
Fans of Huehuetenango coffee will enjoy this coffee, though I think it's fair to say it may be a bit different from what you're used to. Expect all the same body, creamy and rich texture with a slightly fruity bent. We noted flavors of caramel and pear with a meyer lemon brightness on the front end. I think the pear note is what gives this coffee it's unique flair! It's present but subtle and definitely doesn't overwhelm the rest of the flavors.
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.