Guatemala San Jose La Laguna Organic

Royal Coffee

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Royal Coffee

This single estate offering comes to us from Finca San Jose la Laguna in the Fraijanes region of Guatemala. Certified organic and bird friendly, it's rich, creamy and just a tad complex. Look for notes...
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This single estate offering comes to us from Finca San Jose la Laguna in the Fraijanes region of Guatemala. Certified organic and bird friendly, it's rich, creamy and just a tad complex. Look for notes of baker's chocolate, raisin, macadamia and cinnamon.

Arrival Date: November 20th, 2020

Acidity & Brightness: Moderately Bright and sweet

Balance & Finish: Slightly complex, lingering nutty finish

Body & Texture: Rich, full body, Smooth, creamy texture

Flavors: Baker's chocolate, raisin, macadamia and cinnamon

Grade: SHB, Elevation: 1500 - 1800 meters

Certifications: Organic, SMBC (Bird Friendly)

Processing: Fully washed 

Varietals: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra

Roasting: We like this coffee right at Full Medium or Full City edging into Full City Plus which is right at the beginning of second crack.  If you can't hear the cracks, then roast until the beans are smooth and medium dark brown with no oil on the beans. Feel free to go darker if you like, this coffee takes dark roasting well.

Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing

Our Review: Roberto Orantes is the owner of San Jose La Laguna Estate located in the municipality of Fraijanes within the department of Guatemala, Guatemala. The estate is certified Bird-Friendly by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and has been certified organic since 2004. La Laguna Estate is intercropped with a rich diversity of shade trees and bananas. Coffee cherries are meticulously processed at La Laguna through an environmentally friendly wet mill that utilizes recycled water. Pulp from processing is also collected, composted, and used as the base for organic fertilizer at La Laguna.

This coffee has all the characteristics we've come to expect from great Guatemalan coffee and then some. The first thing you'll notice is the deep, chocolatey aroma, especially fresh from the grinder. The front end has the gentle brightness of dried fruit, in this case, we recognized golden raisin. The body is rich, full and creamy with a pleasant walnut finish that lingers on the tongue. This coffee leans towards slight complexity with a bit of an earthy mix of baker's chocolate, toffee sweetness and even a bit of spicy cinnamon. An absolutely fantastic cup!

Returns Policy

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.

Other Items

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.

Shipping

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.

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