Specialty coffee is basically a quality
movement aimed at creating a market segment for coffee that is distinctly
different with a focus to translate the high quality into higher premium.
Specialty coffee- as defined by Specialty Coffee Association of Europe
Coffee is defined as a crafted coffee- based beverage, which is judged
by the consumer (in a limited marketplace at a given time) to have
a unique quality, a distinct taste and personality different from
and superior to, the common coffee beverages offered. The beverage
is based on beans that have been grown in an accurately defined area,
and which meet the highest standards for green coffee, and for its
roasting, storage and brewing.
Three types of Indian coffees are
widely accepted as specialty by importers across the world:
Monsooned Coffees - A coffee born out
of subjecting whole crop cherry coffee beans to moisture laden
winds of south west monsoon coupled with a series of manual
processing. Monsooned coffees are known for their soft and mellow
characteristics that has lured coffee aficionados all over the
world. Two most important grade designations in monsooned coffee
are Monsooned Malabar AA and Monsooned Robusta AA.
Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold - Mysore Nuggets
represent India's best quality high grown washed arabica A grade
coffee having uniform size of 7.5 mm with no defects. The flavor
in cup is fine with a delectable hint of mild chocolate or spice,
combined with a full aroma and a medium to good body. It is
prepared from beans grown in Mysore, Coorg, Baba Budan, Biligiris,
Robusta Kaapi Royale - These are high
grade beans prepared from selected Robusta beans and are the
cleanest, boldest washed Robusta, highly rated by tasters with
a soft neutral cup. It is prepared from beans grown in Mysore,
Coorg, Baba Budan, Biligiris, Shevaroys, Wynad and Pulney region.