What does ‘speciality coffee’ mean?

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Specialty coffees are only deemed as such if they receive a Quality Score of more than 80 from the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). The Quality Score is based on a scale of 100 and is judged on a variety of factors, which include sweetness, acidity, balance, mouthfeel and flavour. Pact only ever buys beans that score 82 at a minimum, but most rate 86 and above.

 

 

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