Specialty coffee only accounts for less than 7% of the worlds supply of coffee, and for good reason. This begs the question, what is specialty coffee? The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines specialty coffee as refining processes to produce the best possible coffees without any defects. Throughout the process, coffees are tested rigorously and often to ensure proper handling without defects. Specialty coffee must achieve a quality score of 80+ points (out of a 100 point scale) to obtain specialty status. The quality scale ranges from “very good” to “outstanding” and is performed by a Certified Q grader.
Every specialty coffee in Electric City Roasting’s lineup goes through rigorous cupping and tastings to ensure the best possible cup of coffee will be sent to your door every time. We work directly with farmers and all of our other partners throughout the supply chain to ensure your maximum enjoyment and ease of selecting the best for the bean to meet your taste. We use the SCA standard cupping bench marks along with our trusted custom tasting rubric we’ve been utilizing for over 2 decades. We taste every coffee along this journey for you so you can trust we have the right coffee to fit every brewing method and taste profile you are looking for.
Our coffees come from all around the world to capture the enormous variety of fragrance, aroma, body and overall flavors that set specialty coffee apart from non specialty grade coffee. Our Single Origin lineup, is curated so you can fully immerse yourself in specific countries, regions, varieties, processing and terroir. Some of the unique attributes associated with these coffees include direct relationships in Costs Rica, El Salvador, along with special importing relationships with Brazil and Peru and Ethiopia which has more of a complex presentation. All of our coffees have been hand picked for their unique sweetness in the cup . If you have any questions about coffee attributes, feel free to reach out to us to learn more.