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What is Specialty Coffee?

We're glad you asked! The Q Coffee System is an internationally recognised system for grading coffee quality, and Q is synonymous with the term specialty. To be considered a Q Certified Coffee, coffee must meet certain minimum requirements, as defined by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). Three Licensed Q Graders, none of whom can have ownership interest in the coffee will evaluate the coffee. T

The SCAA recognizes two classifications within specialty grade, specialty and premium, and both are considered Q.

While Premium has a grade of 80 - 84, Specialty coffee has a Q grade of 85+.

The coffee beans we roast have a grade between 85 and 95, which is one of the reasons our coffee is so good!

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