Exploring the Distinction: Specialty Coffee Versus Commercial Coffee - Moerah

Exploring the Distinction: Specialty Coffee Versus Commercial Coffee

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 CA, take a look below. Our team of coffee experts at Moerah 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 Moerah.

Are you ready? Let's get started! 

What's Is Specialty Coffee

‘Specialty coffee’ or ‘Specialty 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  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 
Organic  Growing Process Manufacturer  
Have zero Primary defects and less than five Secondary defects
Coffee Defects 
Note Evaluated 
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  Commercial coffee 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

Get Your Next Batch of Hand-Roasted Specialty Coffee Delivered To Your Door

Now that you have read about organic specialty coffee, it's time order your next batch. Browse our latest specialty coffee flavors online. From dark roast coffee, to medium roast coffee to light roast coffee, all the way up to all of your favorite coffee blends, we have it all. Come see what's in store for you at 2C Premium, Pittsburgh's preferred fresh roasted coffee supplier. 

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