The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
This single estate Java is cleaner and more refined than most Indonesian coffees. Slightly complex with a full, creamy body, look for notes of dark chocolate, mild cherry and black pepper.
Arrival Date: October 5th, 2018
Acidity & Brightness: Low acidity, sweet
Balance & Finish: Slightly complex, clean finish
Body & Texture: Rich Full Body, creamy
Flavors: Dark chocolate, mild cherry, black pepper
Processing: Washed, hand picked, sun dried on bamboo mat
Certifications: Organic, Shade Grown
Variety: S-795 (A Typica hybrid)
Roasting: Start with a Full City Plus (Medium Dark), or just a bit 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. Feel free to take it darker into Vienna (Dark) as this coffee maintains it's flavor profile quite well at darker roasts. This coffee roasts a bit unevenly, and will appear light for it's degree of roast.
Reminder: This coffee is raw, you must roast it before use
Our Review: Java is one of the oldest commercial coffee producing regions. The first plantations were started by the Dutch in 1699. Coffee is so identified with Java that the name has entered our language as a synonym for the word coffee itself!
This particular Java comes to us from the Kayumas Estate which means "Golden Wood." This Estate has a rich history of coffee growing and was in fact started by the aforementioned Dutch colonists back in the 18th century. Situated in the Bondowoso province, the Kayumas Estate initially grew coffee in the low-lying areas until coffee rust leaf came along in the 19th century and nearly wiped the Estate out. This forced the farmers to move into the highland plateaus of the province which actually led to an amazing discovery: the higher altitudes and volcanic soil of the highlands produced much better coffee! While that seems obvious to us today, this was a pretty big revelation to the coffee growers of the 1800s. In any case, what initially seemed like a disaster led to a significant improvement in coffee growing in Java. Life's funny ain't it?
So what's in the cup? Like all coffee from Java, this coffee is fully washed which makes for a brighter and cleaner cup. We found it to be really easy drinking, well balanced and smooth, with a clean, sweet finish. While cupping, we tasted notes of dark chocolate, mild cherry, black pepper and maybe the slightest note of plum. This Java would be great for blending with a Yemen Mocca, Ethiopian Harrar or even a Natural Processed South/Central American coffee for the classic Mocca Java blend.
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.