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  • What is specialty grade coffee?
  • Are your specialty coffee beans fresh?

    100% fresh. Our specialty coffee beans are roasted to perfection in small batches and shipped the same day. They're as fresh as can be.

    The benefits of same-day roasting and shipping are evident in the cup. Freshly roasted specialty coffee boasts a vibrant aroma that fills the room as soon as it's brewed. The flavors are more pronounced and complex.

  • Are your specialty coffee beans 100% Arabica?

    Yes, unless otherwise noted in the item description. Our Robusta beans are specialty grade and used to create a higher caffeine content.

    Specialty coffee using Robusta beans: Breakfast Blend Plus, Italian Blend and Max Caf Blend.

  • What's the difference between Arabica and Robusta coffee beans?

    Arabica coffee beans are known for their smooth, mild flavor with hints of sweetness and acidity, while Robusta beans have a stronger, more bitter taste with earthy or nutty undertones. Additionally, Arabica beans typically have a higher acidity and lower caffeine content compared to Robusta beans.

  • How is your specialty coffee roasted?

    All of our specialty coffee beans are roasted in small batches using state-of-the-art roasting machines. Appropriate roasting profiles are created for each, small batch.

  • What score is your specialty coffee ranked?

    The coffee grade scale typically ranges from 0 to 100, with higher cupping scores indicating better quality. Scores in the 60s and 70s are considered commercial grade. Scores 80 and above are specialty grade.

    Our specialty coffee beans average a cupping score of 80-85+. Every roast. Every order.

  • Where does your specialty coffee come from?

    Various parts of the world where coffee bean harvests thrive: Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Tanzania, etc., just to name a few. The best coffees in the world come from these amazing places.

  • What type of farms is your specialty coffee sourced from?

    Our specialty coffee beans are sourced from certified, smallholder farms and family harvesters, sometimes dating back generations. The workers hand pick every coffee cherry, and hand wash them too. In fact, they do it all by hand right down to the drying of the beans in natural sunlight. The same way it was done hundreds of years ago, an old world method. Hand selected beans, among the best anywhere in the world.

  • What about ethical standards?

    All of our coffee is high quality, specialty grade and ethically traded with a focus on relationships and respect for the farm and the farmer.

    Every bag of coffee sold supports World Coffee Research, a non-profit, that assists farmers with the tools, knowledge and plants necessary to adapt to the changing climate. Specialty Grade Coffee is a proud member of World Coffee Research. Every retail bag we sell is fully recyclable or compostable and all of our packing and shipping materials are curbside recyclable.

  • What are the different types of roasts?

    There are generally three, main types of coffee roasts: light, medium, and dark.

    Light roasts have a lighter color, higher acidity, and retain more of the original bean flavors. Medium roasts have a balanced flavor profile with a slightly darker color. Dark roasts have a bold flavor, lower acidity, and a shiny surface due to oils released during roasting. Each roast level offers a unique taste experience.

  • What are the different types of coffee grinds?

    Whole bean, standard, espresso and coarse.

    Whole bean you must grind yourself (the most fresh way). Standard is perfect for drip cup and kurig machines. Espresso is perfect for espresso machines. And coarse is perfect for French press and cold brews.

  • How many calories are in your specialty coffee?

    Our specialty coffee contains very few calories, around 1-5 calories per cup, as long as it's not sweetened or mixed with high-calorie additives like sugar, milk or cream. Adding these extras can significantly increase the calorie content of our specialty coffee.

  • How much specialty coffee do I use per serving?

    The Specialty Coffee Association of America has set a golden ratio of 1:18, which is approximately 55 grams of coffee for 1000 ml (grams) of water. To achieve a golden standard cup, it's recommended to use two tablespoons per 6oz cup. This varies depending on brew method and personal preference.

  • How long before I receive my order?

    Please see our Shipping Policy page.

  • Do you accept returns?

    Please see our Return Policy page.