The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
Wonderful for folks who like to roast dark, this Organic PNG is complex, spicy and full bodied with a silky texture. We love the warm notes of dark chocolate, brown sugar, cherry and cinnamon.
Arrival date: March 31st, 2017
Acidity & Brightness: Low acidity, sweet
Balance & Finish: Complex and spicy with a lingering finish
Body & Texture: Full bodied, silky texture
Flavors: Dark chocolate, brown sugar, cherry and cinnamon
Grade: A/X (mixture of sizes)
Processing: Fully washed
Varieties: Arusha, Typica and Mundo Novo
Roasting: Start with a Full City + (Medium Dark), or just a bit into the second crack. If you can't hear the cracks, then roast until the beans are smooth and medium dark brown with just the first hint of sheen as the oil emerges. Feel free to take it all the way to Vienna (Dark) or even French roast, this coffee is great for roasting dark! Expect slightly uneven roasting, but don't cull the odd beans, they add to the complexity of the cup.
Reminder: This coffee is raw. You have to roast it before brewing
Our Reivew: The Timuza Coffee Cooperative represents about 260 small-holder farmers of the Kamano tribal group, located southwest of Kainantu in the hamlets surrounding Namura town. The soils are are a mix of black & brownish red loam, with predominately traditional typica grown under casuarina and albizia shade trees. Average farm size is 1.4 hectares per family, with adjacent gardens for cultivation of food crops such as sweet potato, taro, and cassava. Farmers have received training and assistance in financial management, gender equality, coffee husbandry and standards for processing through local partners. The harvest takes place from April through September, with selective harvest of ripe cherry, manually pulping, fermentation in traditional bilum bags, washing, and full sun-drying. In 2016, Timuza placed 1st in the National Cupping Competition. Wait, in case you missed that, let me type it again: Timuza placed 1st in the National Cupping Competition. Pretty impressive considering how much coffee comes out of Papua New Guinea!
Papua New Guinea is pretty unique as far as coffee from that region of the world goes. While not Indonesian (since it is an independent country) it is similar enough and close enough geographically for us to lump it in that category. Yet unlike Indonesian coffee, it is usually fully washed (rather than wet hulled) typically resulting in a cleaner profile. This award winning organic selection stands out as unusually complex, with a profile more like coffee from it's neighbors, though this may be a result more from the mixture of bean sizes used. A/X grade coffee is a mixture of sizes from large to medium, though it is still carefully screened for defects just like A grade coffee. We enjoyed this coffee most roasted on a darker profile since it's dense enough to take the heat, right around Full City+ and even up to Vienna. It's rich and silky with a pleasant spiciness and warm notes of dark chocolate, cherry, brown sugar and cinnamon.
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.