The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
This delicious cup is hand selected from the Kenyan Auction Lot from a variety of farms in order to produce a superior cup. It's balanced, dry and bright with subtly sweet and tangy notes of grapefruit, orange and lemon.
Arrival Date: April 26th, 2019
Acidity & Brightness: Tangy and bright acidity, subtle sweetness
Balance & Finish: Great balance, dry, tannic finish
Body & Texture: Medium bodied, silky texture
Flavors: Grapefruit, orange and lemon
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: We usually source our Kenya auction selections from only one farm, but after a conversation with our importer we decided to stretch outside of our comfort zone. Let's just say we're happy we did! Our importer works with producers with intimate knowledge of the Kenyan Auction market who specialize in blending selections from the top auctions in order to create a cup that's greater than it's parts. We were skeptical at first but the proof is in the pudding...or cup in this case.
While most Kenyan coffees tend to be aggressively "wine-toned" with strong tannic notes, this coffee has a more mellow tone while still retaining a dry finish, reminiscent of a white wine, without actually tasting like you're drinking wine flavored coffee. In fact, we'd say this coffee bears more in common with a fully washed Ethiopian coffee due to the subtly of the notes. The front end is crisp and tangy with a subtle sweetness and the cup favors a medium without being tea-like. Look for notes of grapefruit, orange and lemon.
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.