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!