The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
It's been a while since we've had such an impressive coffee from Mexico, but this single origin from Huatusco El Santo blew us away. It's very sweet with good balance and a nutty finish. We love the sweet, mellow notes of Apricot, red apple and honey.
Arrival Date: September 9th, 2016
Acidity & Brightness: Moderately bright, very sweet
Balance & Finish: Good balance and sweet, nutty finish
Body & Texture: Medium body and rich, creamy texture
Flavors: Apricot, red apple, and honey
Grade: SHG – Strictly High Grown
Processing: Fully washed
Varietals: Mundo Novo, Garnica, Bourbon, Typica
Roasting: We like this coffee best right at Full City (medium). Feel free to take it a bit darker into Full City + if you're looking for a bit more body, though you may lose some of the sweetness and creamy texture. This coffee is a bit less dense than some Central American SHG's, so dial the heat back just a bit for best results.
Recommendation: If you usually put sugar in your coffee, be sure to try this one without first! It's sweet and fruity and downright delicious as a black coffee.
Reminder! This coffee is raw and must be roasted before brewing
Our Review: This single origin coffee comes from the town of Huatusco (waah-twos-ko) in Veracruz, Mexico. The farmers here only grow coffee as their agricultural export, so you can bet they take good coffee seriously. The vast majority of the population is indigenous and many of them don't even speak Spanish, instead opting for one of the many local languages. These fine folks have been working this land for a long, long time and no one knows the soil better.
Cupping this coffee was absolutely delightful! The front end is bright with almost no acidic bite. It's got a full body with a creamy, rich texture that fills your mouth without being overpowering. The sweet, mellow flavors of apricot, red apple and honey are present and distinctive but so well balanced in the cup. Finally, the finish is nutty with a bit of a peanut butter aftertaste that left us wanting more. Really fine coffee that absolutely blew us away.
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.