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SPECIALTY COFFEE QUESTIONS

SPECIALTY COFFEE QUESTIONS

What is specialty coffee?

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Specialty coffee is a category of coffee that is formally rated and scored at least 80 out of 100. Coffee is scored using a scaled that has been created by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) to establish specific desirable attributes within coffee. You’ll often hear the term “specialty coffee shop” which refers to a cafe that serves exclusively coffee that scores over 80pts.

When do you roast your coffee?

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All of our coffees are roasted to order at our flagship Roastery located in Phoenix, Arizona.

We roast, package, and ship coffees Monday-Friday. We typically roast on the 1st business day after and order is placed, package and ship on the 2nd. Ex. If you order on Tuesday, your coffee will be roasted Wednesday and shipped Thursday so that you receive your coffee at its optimal freshness.

How should I brew my coffee?

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Every way to brew coffee can be a great way! We use a Chemex in our cafes, but there are more methods available than we could begin to mention on this FAQ. The keys to great coffee for any method are grinding fresh, using great water, and maintaining an ideal ratio of coffee to water.

How do I learn about new coffee releases?

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We release new coffees on the 1st and 15th of each month online and in-store. In many instances, these releases are limited.

You can sign up for ournewsletteror follow @presscoffee on Instagram to stay up to date on our newest coffees. We send out a newsletter when new coffees become available.

Is your coffee fair trade?

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With every coffee we purchase, we are committed to positively impacting the communities we work with on the social, economic, and environmental level. This includes supporting sustainable growing practices, paying fair prices, and sourcing through direct relationships. With every coffee we source, we are committed to improving the lives of smallholders farmers, combating climate change, and the preservation of heirloom coffee varieties.

Is your coffee organic?

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We always aim to buy the best coffees available and establish long-term farming relationships. Often times these coffees are certified organic, although they are always coming from farms that have good farming practices. If a coffee is certified organic you will see that noted on the coffee’s page.

What's the shelf life of your coffee?

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Coffee is an agricultural product at its core and, although coffee never spoils, its quality does diminish over time. We recommend using coffee within 60 days of its roast date, although we’ve had excellent cups of coffee upwards of 90 days.

What's the best way to store my coffee?

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We typically recommend storing coffee in sealed PRESS coffee bags, in a cool, dark place like a cabinet. For larger quantities of coffee like our 5lb bags, you may choose to use an air-tight container to reduce oxidation and promote a longer shelf life.

What's the roast level of your coffee?

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We roast each coffee differently from each other to bring out the best qualities of each lot. Our coffees are a medium to light roast, which promotes more flavor from the beans.

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