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Robusta coffee often gets a bad rap when compared to its much more popular brother, Arabica coffee. While it's not recommended as a single origin brew, it is very popular as a blender, especially in Italian style espresso. When added to blends in a small amount, usually 10-15%, it adds body, punch, tons of crema to espresso and a bit of extra caffeine for those looking for an added kick to their morning routine.
Our Review: "India Cherry Robusta AB is sourced from family owned farms located within the Sakleshpu and Coorg districts in the state of Karnataka, India. Coffee is cultivated on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most biologically diverse places in the world with more than 5000 species of flowering plants and 508 different species of birds. Many of the farms have been in operation for nearly one-hundred years, passed down through the family from one generation to the next." - Royal Coffee
Coffee is divided into two major species, Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora, commonly known as Arabica and Robusta, respectively. Arabica is the undisputed superior bean of the two but Robusta has many attributes that often go overlooked. It contains nearly twice as much caffeine, has tons of body and from an agricultural standpoint, is significantly easier to grow and process. Despite that, we'll be honest, this coffee isn't meant to be enjoyed as a standalone cup. You can most certainly try it that way, especially if you've never tasted Robusta coffee before, but where it truly shines is as a blender. It is absolutely essential for making a traditional Italian style espresso, usually as 10-15% of the blend. It adds tons of crema to the espresso and prevents the crema from collapsing quickly. In small amounts, it will add body, punch and a boost of caffeine to any blend without detracting from the overall profile.
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.