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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Why Specialty Coffee as a definition is so important?

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.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Three critical factors in producing the world's finest coffee in your own home or office...

We at Quaffee believe although there are many steps and factors to producing great coffee, there are three critical factors that need to be just right to have great coffee at your home or office. We will discuss each one in separate posts.

What are they:

  1. Coffee beans
  2. The way the coffee is roasted
  3. The way the coffee is brewed, or the coffee machine