Nicaragua Alta de Jinotega Organic

The Captain's Coffee

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The Captain's Coffee

This delightfully versatile coffee comes from some of the highest (Alta) mountains of the Jinotega region of Nicaragua. Wonderful in blends or as a single origin!  Arrival Date: August 31st, 2018 Acidity & Brightness: Moderate to Bright Acidity...
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This delightfully versatile coffee comes from some of the highest (Alta) mountains of the Jinotega region of Nicaragua. Wonderful in blends or as a single origin! 

Arrival Date: August 31st, 2018

Acidity & Brightness: Moderate to Bright Acidity

Balance & Finish: Well balanced with clean dry finish

Body & Texture: Rich, Warm, and Buttery Body

Flavors: Milk chocolate, caramel and almond

Grade:  Strictly High Grown (highest), grown at 1000 to 1400 masl

Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade

Processing: Fully Washed

Varietals: Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon, Catimor and Marogogype

Roasting: Start with a Full City (Medium), or just to the second crack. This coffee roasts very evenly and is suited for Medium-Dark roasting as well. Be warned that as you go darker, the body may thin a bit, but the milk chocolate notes will become more dark chocolate.

Recommendation: Works well with others making it a perfect blender all while standing on it's own merits!

Reminder: This coffee is raw, you must roast it before grinding and brewing

Our Review: This coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around Cooperativa Multifuncional Family Coffee R.L. (COMULFAC), a cooperative founded in 2013. COMULFAC members live within the department of Jinotega, Nicaragua. Farmers cultivate coffee on farms that average 4 to 100 acres in size and they use their own micro-mill to process harvested cherries, which allows for meticulous care in depulping, fermenting, and drying the coffee. COMULFAC was established with assistance from J&M Family (a privately owned export company in Jinotega), which has been purchasing coffee from these farmers for several years. The idea behind establishing a cooperative model was to help the farmers organize their efforts and combine their resources to develop social projects aimed at improving the quality of life in their communities. 

The results of all this cooperation make for a versatile and harmonious cup. It's well balanced and bright without being too acidic. The body is rich and almost buttery and you'll find comforting notes of milk chocolate, almond and caramel. Wonderful as a base in your "house blend" or to add body to an espresso, but it's equally at home all by itself. Finally, it takes most roast levels quite well, though we find it shines best in the medium to medium-dark range!

Returns Policy

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.

Other Items

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.

Shipping

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.

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