What is specialty coffee?
The coffee market is split into two distinct sectors: everyday consumer coffee and specialty coffee. While the specialty coffee market currently represents only a small percentage of global production, the interest surrounding these coffees is growing year over year. Terms like “gourmet coffee”, “premium coffee” or “rare-brand coffee” may also be used to describe this kind of coffee.
What Makes Coffee a “Specialty” Variety?
It’s coffee made with a process aimed at achieving the following:
- Seeking out batches of exceptionally high quality (more than 84/100 SCA points)
- Selecting varieties based on the specific qualities of the land
- Guaranteeing 100% traceability
- Roasting profile unique to each selected estate
- Improving the coffee preparation methods used by both baristas and coffee lovers
According to the Specialty Coffee Association, they are defined as superior-quality coffees with extraordinary flavor characteristics. They are planted and harvested under perfect conditions, and are only available in limited quantities. Prized and respected throughout the value chain, these coffees brew to create exceptional sensory and flavor properties which ensure they stand apart.
New Specialty Coffee Lines: Signature Origin and Master Roaster’s Selections
To that end, Cafe La Semeuse has added two new lines of specialty coffee to meet even the most discriminating coffee lovers standards; Signature Origins and Master Roaster’s limited edition blends.
Signature Origin – Specialty Coffee Line
The “Signature Origin” line (which replaces the Pure Origins line) offers you the opportunity to taste the authenticity of specialty coffees. These extremely rare coffees are sourced from small plots of land, carefully selected from among the world’s best plantations for their unique characteristics and aromatic profiles. Cultivated at high altitude, the beans are harvested and processed traditionally, by hand and in small quantities.
Leaning on long-standing tradition, the master roaster develops a unique roasting profile for each source in order to enhance its distinct properties and characteristics. Our range offers an exclusive selection of coffees sourced from many different horizons:
Master Roaster’s Selections – Specialty Coffee Line
The “Master Roaster’s Selection” line offers coffees of grands terroirs, grown on small plots of land and selected for their aromatic profiles. Each coffee is the product of meticulous care every step of the way, from production right through to extraction. The green coffee comes from a region traceable through its unique identity.
Selected for its distinct properties, it is collected, composed, and processed in such a manner as to faithfully transfer its explosive flavor and exceptional balance of aromas into the cup. Our range offers an exclusive selection of rare and limited-edition coffees.