The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
This organic and fair trade coffee comes to us from the Coopac Cooperative located in the highlands above Lake Kivu, Rwanda. It's rich, sweet and juicy with notes of peach, lime and red apple.
Arrival Date: October 11th, 2016
Acidity & Brightness: Moderate acidity, slightly crisp, very sweet
Balance & Finish: Balanced and clean with a quick finish
Body & Texture: Full body and bold, rich texture
Flavors: Peach, lime and red apple
Grade: Very high grown, hard and dense
Certifications: Organic and Fair Trade
Processing: Fully Washed
Roasting: We like this coffee around City+ to Full City (Light-medium to medium) in order to maintain the slight crispness and sweet flavors. It roasts very evenly and you can take it darker if you wish for a bit more body and to tone down the brightness, but avoid roasts darker than Full City + (Medium-Dark).
Recommendation: Perfect for an after-lunch coffee, iced or hot.
Our Review: Coffee is the main source of income for Rwandan farmers today and Rwandan coffee continues to grow in quality and popularity with each growing season. Each time we receive a new crop of coffee from "the land of a thousand hills" we are more and more impressed with the cup. This is our first organic and fair trade coffee from Rwanda and it comes to us from the Coopac Cooperative. Coopac began in 2001 and is located on the slopes of western Rwanda overlooking Lake Kivu. The coop was started with 110 farmers and has grown to 2,200 members. They focus on responsible and sustainable farming and processing practices such as using the waste water from washing their coffee as fertilizer for the next crop. We're pleased to offer the fruit of their efforts and even more pleased that their coffee is amazing!
As mentioned before, it seems like each coffee we have from Rwanda is better than the last. This is our first organic Rwandan and it's no exception. It's got great body like a Kenya AA, bold rich texture like a D.R. Congo (which it neighbors) and the sweet juiciness of an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. Very balanced, slightly crisp and delicious flavors of peach, lime and red apple. Give this coffee a try and see why we think Rwandan coffee is some of the most underrated coffee in Africa!
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.