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 into the 4th Edition of the Scottish Independent Coffee Guide and we are also members of the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA).
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; their commitment to quality is rewarded by fair pricing and direct routes to market ensuring a sustainable future for them, their families and the wider communities in which they farm.
This pricing and routes to market strategy results in a sustainable future for them, unfortunately, this is not afforded to those producing for the commodity markets which are currently trading at a historic low (Feb 2019). Therefore, the effort to produce speciality coffee results in a fair price which 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. 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 and each of our coffee offerings are roasted to bring out the differing characteristics and flavours of the beans dependent upon the country, region and altitude 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 will 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?
It’s not just about our coffee, although we do recommend it; our tea is also sourced from one of Glasgow’s oldest tea importers; Thomson’s of Glasgow trading in Tea and Coffee since 1841.
We would also recommend you try one of our Fruit Teas, a very healthy alternative without any of the caffeine your trying to do without.
Alternatively, why not try one of our caffeine-free latte style drinks provided by Blendsmiths, packed full of healthy goodness, choose from Beetroot, Turmeric or Matcha (all very different but good for you on so many levels).