SHB = Strictly Hard Bean = Coffee was grown at an altitude above 1350 meters.
EP = European Preparation = Raw coffee beans are hand sorted to remove any defective beans.
SHG = Strictly High Grown = coffee was grown at high altitudes, which allows the bean to develop slower, resulting in a denser high quality bean.
NY (New York) 2/3; specifies the quality is standard to the Green Coffee Association of New York. 2/3 refers to the amount of defects permitted in the lot; a maximum of nine secondary defects, and no primary defects.
SSFC (Strictly Soft Fine Cup); Strictly Soft beans are grown at relatively low altitudes (under 1200 meters). Beans grown at lower altitudes mature quickly and produce a lighter, less dense bean. This term also means the beans are free of hard rioy taints. Fine Cup means it is a specialty grade coffee.
17/18 refers to the screen size. These beans are one screen size larger than 14/16, denoting a larger bean. Larger bean size is generally linked to higher quality.
World Arabica Coffee in Our Current Inventory
Myanmar Pyin Oo Lwin
Congo Kivu Kavisa Fully Washed
Brazil Mogiana 17/18 FC SS
Honduras San Manuel SHG EP
Our proprietary blends have been developed based on the regional characteristics of the world coffee.
Central & South America
Medium to high acidity
Light to medium bodied
Mild & balanced
Medium to heavy bodied
Wine taste with fruitiness