As a former barista champion and co-owner of Standout Coffee, I have a deep understanding and appreciation for specialty coffee. Specialty coffee is more than just a cup of coffee—it's a true art form that requires precision, skill, and a dedication to quality.
Specialty coffee is defined as coffee that scores 80 points or higher on a 100-point scale by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). This high standard ensures that only the finest beans are used, grown in specific regions and climates, and are carefully selected and processed. These beans are typically sourced directly from the farmers, rather than being purchased through large-scale coffee traders.
The process of brewing specialty coffee is an intricate one. It begins with sourcing the highest quality beans from around the world and carefully roasting them to bring out the unique flavors and aromas of each bean. This is where the skill and precision of my friend and partner in crime comes into play. Alexander Ruas must have an in-depth understanding of the beans and how to roast them to perfection. He must also be able to make adjustments based on the temperature and humidity of the roasting environment.
Once the beans are roasted, they are ground to prepare them for brewing. This is where brew recipes comes in. I rely on our base recipe, the double bloom recipe that we spoke about multiple times, you find a video of it on our YouTube-channel.
Specialty coffee is not just about the beans and the brewing process – it's also about the overall experience. At Standout Coffee, we believe that everyone should have access to the best coffee, regardless of their level of knowledge or experience. We take the time to educate our customers and help them understand the nuances of specialty coffee, both throughout customer service, blog posts like this and our video courses that you find for free on YouTube.
In conclusion, specialty coffee is a true art form that requires precision, skill, and a dedication to quality. At Standout Coffee, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality coffee and an unparalleled experience. We take pride in sourcing the finest beans from around the world, roasting them to perfection, and brewing them with precision.
So start your new coffee journey by picking up some coffee from us at Standout Coffee and taste the difference for yourself!
-Oskar from Standout Coffee