The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
A big bodied AA Auction Lot Kenya! It's very balanced with a dry, winey finish and notes of lime, nectarine and white grapefruit.
Arrival Date: September 1st, 2016
Acidity & Brightness: Moderate to Bright Acidity
Balance & Finish: Dry WhiteaWine Finish
Body & Texture: Big Body
Flavors: Lime, Nectarine and White Grapefruit
Grade: AA, LArge (17-18 screen) Very Hard and Dense
Processing: Wet (European prep) Shade grown, hand picked, sun dried on raised tables
Varietals: SL28 and SL 34
Roasting: Start with a Full City (Medium). Kenyan coffees are famous for their acidity and dark roasting will mute that. However, if you prefer, this coffee may be carried into a Full City Plus or Vienna and still retain a lot of body and most of it's brightness. This coffee roasts very evenly.
Recommendation: If you like Kenyan coffee, you'll love this big, bold, bright cup. Heck, if you like coffee, you're gonna love this Kenyan!
Our Review:Anyone who knows coffee knows Kenya produces some of the finest coffees in the world. For the most part, Kenyan coffee is sold in auctions on the Nairobi Coffee Exchange with the highest quality beans fetching the best prices. The beans are also grading on a system of size and consistency, the largest beans receiving the score AA, while smaller beans are scored AB. While not necessarily a signifier of quality, the AA score is highly sought after. This AA is from an estate called Kianjiru, which is located on the southern slope of Mount Kenya and like most Kenyan coffee, contains varietals SL28 and SL34. These bourbon hybrids were introduced in the 1950s by Scott Laboratories and largely replaced the varietals which had been brought from neighboring Ethiopia.
Choosing between the amazing coffees that make it to auction can be difficult, there are just so many great ones to choose from! We chose this one because it has all the attributes we look for in an exceptional Kenyan coffee with a few unique twists. We were not disappointed! It's got a big, full body and a dry, winey finish. Most of the time we get more of a "red wine" finish, but this one is a bit more clean and crisp like a white wine, making it perfect for the summer time. The flavors are so well balanced that we actually had a bit of a time picking them out but we finally agreed on notes of lime, nectarine and white grapefruit. If you've been waiting for an exceptional and distinctive Kenyan coffee, we're proud to say your wait is over!
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.