If you're looking for the best quality coffee beans, you need to be looking for specialty-grade beans.
But what exactly is "specialty-grade," and why should you bother?
This piece will answer the 10 most commonly asked questions about specialty-grade whole bean coffee. By the end of this post, you'll know the essentials about this superior type of coffee!
So, let's get started...
Specialty-grade coffee is simply the highest quality coffee available. It is grown in ideal conditions, with perfect weather and rich soil, and is carefully processed and roasted to perfection. This results in an incredibly flavorful coffee with no defects whatsoever.
Specialty-grade coffee is more expensive because it is a rarer product. The coffee beans are grown in limited quantities, and the farmers take great care to produce the best possible coffee. In addition, the roasting process is more expensive and time-consuming than that of lower grades of coffee.
There are many benefits to drinking specialty-grade coffee. The most obvious is that it tastes better than lower grades of coffee. Specialty-grade coffee is also less likely to contain defects and has more antioxidants than other types of coffee.
The best way to tell if coffee is specialty grade is to look for the "Specialty Coffee Association of America" seal on the packaging. This seal guarantees that the coffee inside meets rigorous quality standards.
Not all Whole Bean Coffee is a specialty grade, but all specialty-grade coffees are Whole Bean Coffee.
The quality of the bean is what makes the specialty grade better than other grades. It produces more flavorful and stable coffee for you.
Coffee is graded by several factors, including appearance, aroma, flavor, acidity, body, and aftertaste. The highest possible score is 100 points, and coffees that score 80 points or above are considered specialty grades.
There are many coffee-producing countries worldwide, but Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Mexico are the top five. These countries produce the vast majority of specialty-grade coffee beans.
You should store whole bean coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dark place because the beans start to lose their flavor 2 weeks after roasting.
Storing whole beans correctly is crucial to help prevent the degrading of the beans and keep them tastier longer.
Whole bean coffee is typically fresher and more flavorful than pre-ground coffee, so it's always worth seeking out roasted, specialty-grade beans. How long they last are up to you. It depends on how long after the 2 weeks you want to let the degrading continue. We suggest drinking it fast.
We hope you found this blog post helpful! Now that you know all about specialty-grade coffee, you can decide for yourself if it's worth the extra cost.
- Specialty-grade coffee is the highest quality coffee available
- "Whole beans" refers to coffee beans that haven't been made to grounds
- Choosing whole bean coffee doesn't guarantee high-quality coffee
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