2.Specialty coffee beans is the raw material for making specialty coffee
To enjoy the freshly roasted coffee beans and the fragrance of coffee, there is nothing better than making a cup of hand-brewed coffee from roasted coffee beans! Among all the factors that affect the taste of a cup of coffee, green beans account for 60%, roasting accounts for 30%, and production accounts for 10%. Therefore, no matter how good a roaster is, it is impossible to beautify mediocre coffee beans into high-quality coffee beans.
Good beans can only be planted with ulterior motives. From tree species, cropping methods, to harvesting the fully mature fruits, these good beans can only be obtained by coffee farmers and good coffee farms and production areas. From the perspective of the coffee market, coffee beans are mainly divided into two categories, commercial beans, and specialty coffee beans. Commercial beans generally refer to coffee beans that are not of very high quality and have a high defect rate.
In terms of price, high-quality coffee beans are several times more expensive than commercial beans. From a cost perspective, the profit margin of choosing commercial beans will be large, commercial beans are generally produced and packaged in large-scale batches. The price of commercial coffee beans may only be 10% of the price of specialty coffee beans, but the taste of coffee obtained from commercial beans is much inferior to that of specialty coffee beans, it can be used to make espressos such as latte and cappuccino.
Simply say, specialty coffee beans are high-quality raw beans, roasted with superb roasting techniques, and restore the unique taste of coffee beans, it’s the taste that only belongs to this kind of coffee beans, roasted coffee beans should be consumed within the best drinking period.
Specialty coffee beans must be high-quality beans without defective beans, produced from an excellent variety, with a unique aroma and flavor. It generally grows at an altitude of 1,500 meters or even more than 2,000 meters, with suitable precipitation, sunshine, temperature, and soil conditions, such as the volcanic ash soil of Antigua, Guatemala, which provides conditions for the growth of specialty coffee.
Specialty coffee beans are best harvested manually, and the green beans are finely processed through various sun exposure or washing, makes the coffee has a layered, fruity, sweet, and mellow flavor. Specialty coffee beans have a strict grading system to ensure uniform quality, and protection during storage and transportation is very important. For example, for the control of temperature and humidity, ventilation control, avoiding the adsorption of odors, etc., if these are not done well, no matter how high the level of beans is, they will no longer be of high quality.
The emergence of specialty coffee beans not only gives coffee the ability to trace its origin, but also standardizes and transparentizes the entire industrial chain system such as planting, harvesting, processing, preservation, and trading. Specialty coffee is made of high-quality roasted specialty coffee beans, the roasted coffee beans should retain the characteristics of the origin of the green beans. It is fresh and rich in taste. From the source to the end, every link is strictly controlled.