The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
This single estate Peaberry scored incredibly well this year and for good reason. It's well balanced and full bodied with a smooth, silky texture. Look for decadent flavors of green apple, peach and grapefruit.
Arrival Date: October 26th, 2018
Acidity & Brightness: Slightly crisp front end, winey sweetness
Balance & Finish: Great balance, dry, tannic finish
Body & Texture: Full bodied, silky texture
Flavors: Green apple, peach and grapefruit
Grade: Peaberry, Grown at 1800 masl
Processing: Fully Washed, shade grown, hand picked, sun dried on raised tables
Varietals: Kenya SL28 and SL34
Roasting: Start with a City + (Light-medium) and feel free to try Full City (Medium). Kenyan coffees are famous for their crisp acidity and dark roasting will mute that. However, if you prefer, this coffee may be carried into a Full City Plus and still retain a lot of body and most of it's brightness. This coffee roasts very evenly.
Reminder: This Coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
Our Review: The Kabari Cooperative Society has over 12,000 members and oversees 11 washing stations around Kabare in the Gichugu Division of Kirinyaga. This specific washing station, Karani, works with more than 600 members of the larger cooperative and processes over 450,000 kilograms of coffee cherry each year. The washing station is named for the owners of the farm that was on the land now occupied by the washing station.
Kenyan coffees are usually well known for a wine-like tannic quality to the profile. When this quality is pronounced (as is typically the case in large AA beans), you can't miss it! Some folks really like this tannic quality and some folks can't stand it. That's where this peaberry comes in: it's got the same great balance and crisp front end you expect from a great Kenyan coffee but with a much more subdued tannic finish. In this case, it's got more in common with a white wine than a red with notes of green apple, peach and grapefruit. It's a high scoring auction pick and with good reason!
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.