Are you stuck trying to decide between specialty coffee and commercial coffee? If so, you're not alone. At first glance, specialty coffee and commercial coffee might seem the same.
However, as you become more familiar with specialty coffee, you'll notice that the differences couldn't be further from obvious. In fact specialty coffee is the freshest premium coffee available. It's sourced, roasted, and served with artisan techniques.
And that's just the beginning. To why so many people prefer our specialty coffee in Pittsburgh, take a look below. Our team of coffee experts at 2C Premium have taken the time to put together side by comparison review of specialty coffee and commercial coffee.
Please take a brief moment to familiarize yourself with the pros and cons of specialty coffee and commercial coffee, then order your next batch of specialty coffee with 2C Premium.
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‘Specialty coffee’ or ‘Speciality coffee’- is used to refer to coffee that is graded 80 points or above on a 100 point scale by a certified coffee taster (SCAA) or by a licensed Q Grader(CQI).Specialty coffees are coffees at their peak and are different to other coffee because specialty coffee has been grown at the perfect altitude, at the correct time of year, in the best soil, and then picked at just the right time.
What's Is Commercial Coffee ?
Commercial Coffee - Is a definition used to define coffee in the Commodity Market. In this market, commodity coffee is often traded on international stock exchanges. They are usually purchased and roasted by national brands and supply in bulk. On the cupping table, these coffees are usually scored below 75 points .
|Specialty Coffee||Vs .||Commercial Coffee|
|Specialty coffee prices are typically higher because of the growing, picking and roasting processes||Price||Commercial coffee pries are typically lower because of the economies of scale|
|Above 80/100||Quality||Below 80/100|
|High Grade Arabica Coffee Beans||Bean Type||Low Grade Arabic or Robusta Coffee Beans|
Have zero Primary defects and less than five Secondary defects
|Arabica coffee beans have a less bitter taste and more flavorful aroma||Flavors||Robusta beans have a more bitter taste|
|Specialty coffee is hand-picked||Picking Process||Commericalycoffee is strip picked|
|Specialty coffee employs traditional and artisanal roasting methods||Roasting Process||Commercial grade coffee is usually roasted and ground by big name corporations|
|Specialty coffee is traditionally roasted and sold in smaller factories , stores, and private roasters||Suppliers||Commercial grade coffee is typically made readily available in large retail stores|
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