Coffee is so much more than just a beverage – it’s a culture, a way of life. For coffee lovers and coffee connoisseurs, nothing beats the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the rich, complex flavours that excite your taste buds. However, not all coffee is created equal. In recent years, specialty coffee has gained popularity among discerning coffee drinkers. It offers unique flavours and can boast ethical sourcing practices that set it apart from everyday commercial coffee. Commercial coffee is often served in many coffee shops. In this article, we explore what is speciality coffee.
What is Speciality Coffee?
Speciality coffee is a term used to describe coffee that is of exceptional quality, with unique and complex flavours. It is significantly different from generic coffee. This coffee is typically grown at higher altitudes under specific growing conditions usually in naturally shaded plantations. When it is ready to harvest is often hand picked.
Setting The Standard Of Speciality Coffee With The SCA
One way to determine whether coffee is considered specialty coffee is by its SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) cupping score. The SCA sets a standard for coffee grading, with specialty coffee having a minimum score of 80 points out of 100. This score takes into account the aroma, flavour, acidity, body, and aftertaste of the coffee. The higher the score, the higher the quality of the coffee.
At Peaberry Coffee Roasters, we source only the finest specialty coffee beans from around the world. Our coffee is graded using the SCA cupping score. We only roast and sell coffee with a score of 84.5 points or higher. This ensures that our customers receive the highest quality coffee possible. It is coffee with unique and complex flavours that are set to delight everybody's different palates.
Sustainable And Ethical Coffee Practices
In addition to its unique flavour profiles, most speciality coffee is also grown and harvested using sustainable and ethical practices. At Peaberry Coffee Roasters, we pay good money to farmers for their great coffee. This ensures that they are fairly compensated for their hard work. We also work with coffee farmers that prioritise sustainable farming practices. Most importantly, this not only benefits the environment but also ensure the longevity of the coffee industry.
Speciality coffee is more than just a beverage – it’s a commitment to quality, sustainability, and ethical practices. By sourcing only the finest coffee beans and paying fair prices to farmers, we can ensure that our customers receive the best possible cup of coffee every time. Now you know more about what speciality coffee is, you may make a different decision when you buy coffee beans. So, the next time you reach for a cup of coffee, consider trying our speciality coffee and experience the unique and complex flavours that only it can offer. In conclusion, if you are looking for the best coffee, only buy speciality!
Speciality Coffee At Peaberry
We are very proud that every bag of coffee beans that leaves our coffee roastery in Hampshire, is speciality coffee. Our commitment to quality coffee beans and sustainable coffee farming is unwavering. As a result of this, every roast tastes that little bit better.
Buy Coffee Beans Online
Whether your are looking for standout single origin coffee or one of our signature blends with speciality coffee beans, you will find the perfect blend to enjoy at home or on the go. Our coffee collection includes Nicaragua coffee beans, Burundi coffee beans, Guatemala coffee beans, Columbian coffee and our ever popular Swiss Water decaf coffee.
Visit Our Hampshire Coffee Roastery
For the ultimate coffee experience, why not visit our Hampshire Coffee Roastery? The Peaberry team love helping customers find the perfect blend to enjoy from our coffee collection. You may also get to meet our master roaster, Gerald. He will help you to learn everything that there is to know about superb speciality coffee.