The Captain's Coffee
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The Captain's Coffee
This organic and fair trade selection from the Bukonzo Coop is a standout among East African coffees. It almost has more in common with Indonesian coffee so expect a big body, buttery texture and notes of dark chocolate, black pepper and raisin.
Arrival Date: March 8th, 2019
Acidity & Brightness: Mild Acidity, moderately bright
Balance & Finish: Slightly complex with a lingering, dry finish (think red wine)
Body & Texture: Rich Body, buttery texture
Flavors: Dark chocolate, black pepper and raisin
Grade: A, grown at 1200-1500 masl
Certifications: Organic and fair trade
Processing: Fully Washed, Shade grown, hand picked, sun dried on raised tables
Varietals: Bourbon SL14, SL28
Roasting: Start with Full City (Medium) or just as second crack starts. This is where we prefer this coffee, but it's also great taken a bit darker into Full City + and even Vienna (Medium-Dark). It's a versatile bean and roasts very evenly.
Reminder! This is raw coffee, you must roast it before brewing.
Our Review: The Bukonzo Organic Farmers Co-operative Union (BOCU) is committed to sustainable coffee production in Western Uganda. The Union is made up of 1,975 smallholder farmers, the majority of whom are women. BOCU has invested in social programs and technical training for its members and continues to push for better coffee production. To that end, producers have established shade trees throughout their farms, allowing coffee to be shielded from the sun, resulting in a slower maturation process. Producers have also built terraces and planted ground cover crops to help manage erosion.
This is our first coffee from the Bukonzo Co-op and we were excited to give it a try! Living up to our expectations, it's a unique coffee among East African selections. Almost bearing more in common with Indonesian coffee, expect slight complexity and a rich, buttery texture. The African influence is seen in the finish, which is dry and slightly winey. Look for notes of dark chocolate, black pepper and raisin.
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.