Honduras Marcala COMSA Organic

The Captain's Coffee

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The Captain's Coffee

This offering comes from one of our favorite Central American producers. Rustic sweetness, milky smooth body, very balanced and smooth. Lovely notes of milk chocolate, orange and a walnut finish. Arrival Date: April 14th, 2017 Acidity &...
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This offering comes from one of our favorite Central American producers. Rustic sweetness, milky smooth body, very balanced and smooth. Lovely notes of milk chocolate, orange and a walnut finish.

Arrival Date: April 14th, 2017

Acidity & Brightness: On the bright side with a creamy sweetness

Balance & Finish: Balanced, smooth, nutty finish

Body & Texture: Creamy texture, rich body, smooth and easy

Flavors: Notes of milk chocolate, orange and walnuts

Grade: SHG – Strictly High Grown 1,295 - 1,699 masl

Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade

Processing: Fully washed, hand-picked, sun dried

Varietals: Bourbon, Typica, Catuai and Caturra

Roasting: Start at City + (light-medium) and go a bit darker as desired. We find it best not to go any darker than Full City + (medium dark) or you lose the subtle orange and creamy texture of this coffee. The amazing thing is how rich this coffee is at lighter roasts!

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

Our Review

Marcala is a municipality in Southwestern Honduras, near La Paz. The land is known particularly for its exceptional coffee, which has exceeded its reputation throughout the national and international coffee market. There are some registries of coffee producing farms from 1937-38. However, the modernization and intensification of production did not occur until the early 1970s, which coincides with the arrival of German families to Marcala. To this day, coffee crops have become one of Marcala’s most precious patrimonies. To protect the prestige, the quality, and the namesake of coffee from this region, in 2005 a DOP (Protected Origin Denomination) was awarded to Café de Marcala, which was the first awarded to a Central American country.

The COMSA coop has been producing consistently excellent coffee like this one for years now and their expertise really shows in the cup. This bean has a rustic, earthy sweetness that reminds me of brown sugar or perhaps sugar in the raw. This makes me hesitate to really call this a "sweet" coffee in the sense that most people think of it. This is an very balanced and smooth coffee with notes of milk chocolate and orange.  A very pleasent nutty, earthy character finishes it off nicely.

COMSA is fully certified organic as well as Fair Trade so you can rest easy that both the workers and environment are being taken care of.

 

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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