Sumatra Takengon Organic Fair Trade

The Captain's Coffee

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The Captain's Coffee

This is a classic example of great Sumatran coffee. It's got a rich, syrupy body, low acidity a complex profile of baker's chocolate, pipe tobacco, spice and vanilla. Perfect for milk and sugar since those...
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This is a classic example of great Sumatran coffee. It's got a rich, syrupy body, low acidity a complex profile of baker's chocolate, pipe tobacco, spice and vanilla. Perfect for milk and sugar since those bold flavors will cut right through!

Arrival Date: September 9th, 2016

Acidity & Brightness: Low acidity, warm and spicy

Balance & Finish: Complex and lingering finish

Body & Texture: Syrupy body with a creamy texture

Flavors: Baker's chocolate, pipe tobacco, spice and a hint vanilla

Grade: Hard and Dense

Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade

Processing: Wet-hulled (semi-washed), hand-picked, sun dried

Varietals: Catimor and S-795

Roasting: We like this Sumatra in the Medium-Dark to Dark range (Full City+ to Vienna). Roast until you start hearing a barely rolling second crack (rapid succession of cracks). This brings out the syrupy body and spiciness that makes it so distinctive. 

Recommendation: For folks who love a big, syrupy coffee with complex flavors. We like to use this coffee in some of our espresso blends when we're trying to add smokey flavors and big body. This coffee is great for folks who like to add milk and sugar because the flavors will cut right through!

Reminder! This Coffee is Raw, you must roast it before brewing.

Our Review: In the moutains west of Lake Tawar in Aceh, Sumatra, you'll find the Koperasi Kopi Gayo Organic Cooperative (KKGO). The KKGO coop is a wonderful example of what coffee producers who work together can bring to market and we've yet to be disappointed with any coffees from them. As with most coffees from KKGO, this one is processed in the traditional Sumatran way: wet-hulled. Wet-hulling is a hybrid, semi-washed processing method where the coffee is left with the cherry still on to allow it to partially dry with the bean for a day or so before it is finally washed off and dried again. This method results in a low-acid, earthy, heavy bodied bean, which is why these traits are synonymous with Sumatran coffee! 

This particular lot is exactly what we'd expect from this region and processing. It's syrupy and smokey with low acidity and a complex blend of flavors. We noted baker's chocolate, pipe tobacco, spice and a hint of sweet vanilla. Warm, flavorful and rich, what's not to love?

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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