Sumatra Aceh Ketiara Adsenia Organic

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This Sumatra Aceh is triple picked for consistency and quality. It's got an earthy spiciness accompanied by notes of baker's chocolate, cedar, pipe tobacco and a syrupy body. Arrival Date: April 28th, 2016 Acidity & Brightness: Low...
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This Sumatra Aceh is triple picked for consistency and quality. It's got an earthy spiciness accompanied by notes of baker's chocolate, cedar, pipe tobacco and a syrupy body.

Arrival Date: April 28th, 2016

Acidity & Brightness: Low acidity, sweet

Balance & Finish: Syrupy Mouthfeel and Long Finish

Body & Texture: Compex Full Body,

Flavors: Baker's chocolate, cedar and pipe tobacco

Grade: Hard and Dense

Processing: Wet-hulled, triple hand picked

Certifications: Organic

Varietals: Adsenia

Roasting: 

Start with a Full City Plus (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 darker into Vienna (Dark) as this coffee maintains it's flavor profile quite well at darker roasts. This coffee roasts a bit unevenly, and will appear light for it's degree of roast. 
 

Our Review: Here at The Captain's Coffee, we are always stocking great coffees, but it really excites us to get great coffees with a great story. This Sumatra Aceh is one of those coffees. Aceh is a coffee growing region in Northern Sumatra which produces some of the best coffee in Indonesia. Farmers in this region use a traditional washing method unique to Sumatra called "giling basah." As a general rule, coffees from Aceh tend to be on the brighter side and cleaner than coffees produced from the Mandheling region. Now on to what makes this particular coffee so unique! This coffee is produced entirely from the Adsenia varietal, which is one of the oldest coffees in the area, and many of the farmers are women who tragically lost their husbands during the 2003 civil war. These women have fought hard to compete in a male-dominated culture and have become a respected part of the local industry. Their goal is to produce a fine coffee so that they may support the widows and children in the area and provide for a better future for their cooperative. Nothing like strong coffee produced by strong women!

This particular lot is also a triple pick, which means it was sorted three times in order to provide the absolute best beans for processing. Many Sumatran coffees are guilty of being a mixed bag of uneven and inconsistently sized beans with many defects (which granted can sometimes result in a really cool and odd cup), but this one has been sorted three times in order to provide the most consistent and high quality cup possible. Like all high quality Sumatran coffees, this bean is very dense and handles dark roasting very well. In fact, we think that's where is shines brightest, somewhere between a Full City + and Vienna roast. It's got notes of baker's chocolate, cedar, pipe tobacco and just a bit of earthy spice. a very syrupy mouthfeel. While a bit brighter than it's Mandheling cousin, this Aceh is still on the low end of the acidity scale favoring a robust body and long finish. This coffee is also a bit more "refined" than Mandheling coffees, which have more of a "raw",  earthy character.

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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