The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
Pronounced Way-Way-Ten-Nang-Go Wee-Chock, this is one of Guatemala's best and highest grown coffees. Medium acidity and complex flavors make this a "power house" coffee. Bold, yet buttery smooth with notes of milk chocolate, savory herbs and a hint of orange.
Arrival Date: December 27th, 2017
Acidity & Brightness: Moderately Bright, sweeter than most Huehuetenangos
Balance & Finish: Slightly complex flavors with a short buttery finish
Body & Texture: Rich Body, Smooth, creamy texture
Flavors: Milk chocolate, slightly herbaceous and a hint of orange.
Grade: SHB, Very Dense. Average to Large Bean
Certifications: Rainforest Alliance (RFA)
Processing: Fully washed
Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Mundo Novo
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 the first hint of sheen as the oil emerges. This coffee roasts very evenly.
Recommendation: For people who enjoy a bold, big coffee with distinct flavors and a smooth finish.
Reminder: this coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
Our Review: The name of this coffee is certainly a mouthful, don't worry, we had to ask too. You're probably familiar with our most popular coffee growing region of Guatemala, Huehuetenango (Way-Way-Ten-Ango) but you may not have heard of this farm, called Huixoc (Wee-Chock). It means "water spring", in the local mam dialect, which was the name given to it by it's founder, Jose Olivio Chavez in 1940. This is appropriate since there are several natural springs on the farm that provide water during dry seasons and even power the farm's own coffee mill.
Huehuetenango coffees have become some of the most popular coffees we carry and it's easy to see why. These powerhouse coffees are characteristically bold, flavorful and complex and have a smooth buttery body that nearly any coffee drinker will love. We found the Huixoc to be a bit sweeter and more balanced than most Huehuetenangos we've had. While most tend to lean towards dark chocolate notes, this one is more like milk chocolate. It's got just the slightest hint of something herbaceous, kind of like oregano, which adds complexity to this otherwise fairly balanced coffee. All in all, we found it to be delicious and it certainly lives up to its regional heritage.
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.