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Royal Coffee

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Royal Coffee

This Royal Crown Jewel is fine Central American coffee at its best. It consists of only the Caturra variety so this is a great opportunity to taste the best this cultivar has to offer! Fully...
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This Royal Crown Jewel is fine Central American coffee at its best. It consists of only the Caturra variety so this is a great opportunity to taste the best this cultivar has to offer! Fully washed, it's well balanced with surprisingly low acidity and excellent sweetness. It's also incredibly versatile and will work well with a wide range of roast levels. At full medium, expect notes of apple pie, fig, honey and plum.

Arrival Date: December 10th, 2021

Acidity & Brightness: Moderate to low acidity, slightly sweet

Balance & Finish: Balanced with a nutty finish

Body & Texture: Full bodied and creamy

Flavors: Apple pie, fig, honey and plum

Grade:  Strictly High Grown (highest), grown at 1250 masl

Certifications: Organic

Processing: Fully washed and dried on elevated tables protected by shade cloth

Grower: Álvaro Sevilla Días | Finca Aguacatal

Region: San Francisco, Pueblo Nuevo, Estelí

Varietals: Caturra

Roasting: We like this coffee best in the medium-light (City+) to medium range (full city) though it is a very versatile coffee that performs well across a broad spectrum of roasts. Lighter roasts will be the sweetest, even showing hints of floral notes, but have a bit less body. Darker roasts will become more chocolatey while losing fruit notes. Medium roasts present an excellent compromise and have the creamiest texture.

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

Our Review: "The Grupo Eden collective of family farms are located in San Francisco, a community within the municipality of Pueblo Nuevo in the department of Estelí, Nicaragua. This particular lot comes from a 20-acre farm called Aguacatal, owned by Álvaro Sevilla Días, his wife and two children. Five years ago, Álvaro obtained his organic certification for Aguacatal. During the harvest Alvaro employs 60 people from the community. Álvaro takes his carefully harvested cherry to the Eden group mill where it is sorted, depulped, fermented for 24 hours, washed, density sorted in classification channels, and then slowly dried under shade cloth on elevated tables. The Eden group also has a dry mill facility to prepare coffee for export, which ensures traceability and quality control through the entire process. " - Royal Coffee

We picked up this coffee knowing full well it was likely to fly under the radar. Crown Jewels are typically hyper focused on a specific processing style, popular coffee variety or a very specific coffee lover. Say a natural processed Gesha. But this coffee, at least at first glance, looks like just another run of the mill, washed Central American coffee. But look again! This is a carefully curated microlot from Caturra only plants on a tiny family run farm. It's washed, dried and processed under exacting conditions to bring out the best this farm has to offer. And the best part? Unlike lots of hyper focused coffees, this one is incredibly versatile and will taste amazing no matter your roasting preferences. At lighter roasts, you'll get notes of green apple, fig and even hints of something delightfully floral. Darker roasts will be chocolatey, full of caramel and rounded out with sweet plum. Medium roasts will offer the best balance with a pleasant creamy texture and full body along with notes of honey, apple pie and a pleasant almond finish.

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.

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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.