Quality = Flavor
All Barista Bean Lab coffee beans area Grade 1: Specialty Grade Coffee Beans. This is the highest grade of beans, and to be classified as Grade 1 Coffee, the beans need to have no primary defects and 0-3 full defects, with a maximum of 5% above and below the specified screen size.
When cupping, these beans need to have a distinct attribute in one of the areas of taste, acidity, body or aroma, and be free of cup faults and taints. These beans also need to have zero of what is referred to as “Quakers” which are unripe or poorly roasted beans.
Our beans are also Shade-grown. Shade-grown coffee works within the natural eco-system, contributing to and receiving help from the system. Shade trees provide many nutrients to the coffee plants and the surrounding soil, natural predators help control coffee pests, and the shade trees help protect the coffee crops from frost.
Attention to Detail for You
Our founder is a combat navy veteran who has always valued and demanded attention to detail. From the beans we choose, the small batch roasts, the temperature and grind size that our beans are brewed, and even ensuring the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) are correct with a digital refractometer. We are about attention to detail for you.