The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
Sweet, balanced and silky. Although Tanzania is famous for peaberry, this is a flat bean and fans of peaberry will find the profiles similar but a bit more flavor forward and pronounced.
Arrival Date: August 7th, 2017
Acidity & Brightness: Moderately bright and crisp
Balance & Finish: Well balanced, lingering finish
Body & Texture: Medium to full bodied, silky smooth texture.
Flavors: Black tea, peach, tangerine
Grade: AA (largest bean available)
Processing: Fully washed, hand picked, sun dried
Varietals: Bourbon N5 & N39
Roasting: City + (Medium light) to Full city + (medium dark). This coffee will support a wide range of profiles and roasts evenly. Lighter roasts will bring out more citrus notes with a more tea like body, darker will bring out more stone fruit and a fuller body.
Reminder: This coffee is raw. You have to roast it before brewing.
Our Review: To a lot of people, Tanzania coffee means peaberry. Peaberry beans probably claim a higher percentage of the total export crop from Tanzania than that coming from any other country. On the other hand, Tanzania produces some very fine flat bean (normal shaped beans) coffee as well. We think the crop coming from the Ruvuma region clearly proves that.
Ruvuma is a region in southwestern Tanzania. It is named for the Ruvuma River which flows along the southern border with Mozambique. Administratively, it is divided into 5 districts-- Tunduru, Mbinga, Namtumbo, Songea Urban and Songea Rural. For some time Ruvuma has produced some high quality coffee, but the remoteness, the poor infrastructure, and unstable political situation all conspired to keep this coffee from reliably reaching the market. That seems to be changing somewhat, and the farmers in the area and coffee consumers are both benefiting. With well drained volcanic soils, moderate temperatures, high elevation (3900-5900 feet above sea level) abundant rainfall, and a predictable dry season--the Ruvuma region is sort of a coffee heaven.
The coffee itself is produced by small-holding growers near Lake Nyasa. For those of you who are real coffee nerds, it comes from N5 and N39 Bourbon varietals. It's processing is fully washed and sun dried. For the rest of us, it's fruit forward with notes of black tea, In the cup you'll find it classically big, with bright acidity, a silky mouthfeel and what some refer to as a juicy cup .The fruit in particular lingers in a flavor-saturated finish.
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.