The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
Our favorite all purpose espresso blend that we use in-house. It's a hybrid of the two classical espresso styles, Italian and West Coast, resulting in an espresso that's got a velvety crema and a smooth, sweet body accompanied with just a bit of smokey bite!
Arrival Date: Carried year round, blend contents vary based on seasonality
Acidity & Brightness: Moderately low acidity, sweet
Balance & Finish: Good balance, nutty finish
Body & Texture: Rich body and smooth, velvety texture
Flavors: Dark chocolate, vanilla, peanuts, cedar, cherry
Grade: Blend of SHB and HB
Processing: Blend of fully washed and natural process
Blend Components: Central, South American and Indonesian coffees
Roasting: We roast our espresso right at Full Medium (Full City). This is contrary to "old school" thinking in that espresso must be roast dark. Consistent with modern roasting techniques, espresso can be roasted to any roast level, it's the process of extraction (using an espresso machine) that makes it espresso! We find a full medium roast brings out the best all the blend components have to offer as well as resulting in a nice big, velvety crema. Go as dark as Vienna (medium-dark/dark) for more smokey bite and a bit less nuttiness.
Reminder: This is raw coffee. You have to roast it before brewing
When we started experimenting with Espresso Blends, we had a few goals in mind for our standard, in-house espresso blend:
1. Pick a style of espresso. The two classic styles, Italian and West Coast, can be a study in the extremes of espresso. Italian is smooth, creamy, sweet and has little to no bite. West Coast espresso tends to be smokey, spicey and complex with a funky kick. Why not both? We created a hybrid that we believe has the best of both worlds!
2. Pick a flavor profile that can be consistently achieved year round despite the seasonality of coffee. This requires a little knowledge of which coffees are in season and when as well as the general profile of regional coffees, but hey, that's what we do!
3. Pick a roast level that would compliment all the blend components and still achieve a lovely, velvety crema. This one can be tricky. We finally landed on Full City (Medium) to allow the best of the blend components to shine through and to help boost the crema while still taming some of the West Coast bite. Experiment with your roast level and see where you like it best!
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.