For me the correct definition of specialty coffee encompasses all Quaffee does in a phrase.
For coffee to be correctly defined as specialty coffee it needs to satisfy the following criteria:
- The green bean batch is flawless and when cupped (tasted) it has produced a distinctive taste. Only pure Arabica beans can be graded as specialty grade
- The roasting process is also part of the specialty grade. It should delicately expose the beans flavours and keep it clear of anything that may taint its taste
- The brewing process is the next step for a coffee to be classed as a specialty coffee. A specialty bean should be brewed at the correct temperature (about 93 °C) and in a manner that best reveals the coffee’s character
And we encompass all of that in one offering.