We here at The Buffet Box Cafe take our coffee seriously, so much so we only use beans that fall into The Speciality Coffee Category. This commitment to Speciality Coffee has seen us achieve an entry in the 4th Edition of The Independent Scottish Coffee Guide and we are also members of The SCA Europe (Speciality Coffee Association).
The term Speciality Coffee refers to the whole process of coffee production from Farming right through to your cuppa.
The coffee beans are quality scored at source and throughout, they must score at a minimum of 80 or above from a scale of 1 to 100 to meet with the SCA speciality coffee requirements.
The coffee must always be traceable back to source. Beans are normally always grown by small independent coffee farmers in each of the differing countries, they’re commitment to quality is rewarded by fair pricing and direct routes to market ensuring a sustainable future them and their families and the wider communities in which they farm.
This pricing and routes to market strategy results in sustainable future for them, unfortunately this is not afforded to those producing for the commodity markets which are currently trading at a historic low (Jan 2019), therefore the effort to produce speciality coffee results a fair price is paid to those that need it most, the farmers.
Each stage of the coffee production process must be totally focused on achieving the optimum quality from the bean ensuring a perfect cup of coffee each and every time, and almost every stage of the journey is done by hand utilising the skills of the various coffee professionals along the way.
All of our coffee is locally roasted by Artisan Coffee producers, each of our coffee offerings are roasted to bring out the differing characteristics and flavours of the beans dependent upon the country, region, altitude etc that the beans are grown.
Our coffee range is forever changing dependant on what’s available, remember these beans are not mass produced otherwise they would not meet the Speciality requirements, but the quality and range we offer will never compromise on taste and always meet the minimum requirements of The Speciality Coffee Association. We trust you can taste the difference, and why not check our coffee boards and see which flavour hints you can detect in your cuppa.