Coffee Bean Singapore – How to purchase genuinely good coffee?



Do you know that at least 90% of the coffee sold in the market are not in the speciality coffee range? In many cases, coffee were not even adequately processed and destoned, and is the leading cause of damage to grinders. Also, do you find that coffee found around your country by different roasters taste almost the same with little contrast from each other, without a clear identity? That’s because the raw green coffee used, are usually from the same supplier, and the method of roasting is unable to bring out the character of the coffee.
Fine Coffee Company is the leading supplier of certified speciality coffee in Singapore.
To establish that the purchased coffee is indeed of the highest quality and the quality is authentic. Strict regulations and vetting must be done on the quality of the coffee crop in every detail. From the harvesting method, treatment process, roasting techniques. Even the choice of storage, how coffees are transported are evaluated. The product must always be tested by professional cuppers that they are of consistent and of acceptable quality. At every point of the process, if the coffee fails to meet the expectation, they are disqualified and sold to wholesalers for a lower category of market. Only the top 5% make the mark in the end to be classified as speciality coffee,
As each origin of coffee will have its own aromatic profile. There’s no one roasting method that can fit all types of coffee. In many cases, the aromatic notes are very delicate and easily disintegrated by high heat from incorrect roasting techniques. Our Italian roasters are of the highest standards and certified. They carefully study and apply various roasting techniques to bring out the best from each origin of coffee. Each blend will taste unique and always at its best.
This is often overlooked and misunderstood. A good packaging system can cost more than a coffee roasting machine and this is where most small and medium size roasters scrimp. It’s found that at least 40% of the one way valves used in Europe don’t work, the figure is expected to be much higher in Asia. Correct material for the bag must be used to block light and air. The user must also ensure that coffee is stored away from heat. The thickness of the bag, together with the strength of the seal must be able to withstand the expansion of pressure from the coffee’s release of gas. A properly sealed bag, with a working one-way valve, is able to store coffee for a year without much deterioration from oxidation. Roasters who don’t invest in a good packaging system will see that the quality of the coffee drops drastically in a month. Thus, the advocation of coffee must be finished within a short time frame was echoed in the community.



Understanding the labels of good coffee.


Certified Speciality Coffee
Coffee blends that are certified are labelled with a unique registration number that can trace back to the origin.
Established in 1996, an association of Technical Committee was formed to establish whether or not a coffee is a “specialty” coffee.
For every country of production of green coffee, the committee establishes the essential characteristics that define its excellence for the purposes of obtaining CSC quality certification, That includes the best growing areas and their ideal altitude, the excellent quality standards and the best period for shipment. Producers must demonstrate the quality of their crops
Once a year, producers must send the CSC representative samples of their coffee harvest, so that its quality can be assessed. An unloading check verifies the quality of every batch purchased by members
Every time a member roaster purchases a batch of coffee, CSC takes a sample of it when the ship arrives in port. This is sent to the cuppers who compare it with the previously cupped crop sample. If they confirm that the quality of the two samples is the same, CSC sends the roaster the correct number of labels in proportion to the quantity of coffee purchased. Those, in brief, are the parameters that a coffee a “special” certified coffee.
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Organic agriculture
The definition “organic farming” indicates a production system that only permits the use of natural inputs, i.e. occurring naturally in our ecosystem, excluding the use of chemicals (synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides). This comes true thanks to a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions. In order to safeguard the natural fertility of the soil, the organic farmers only employ organic substances and offer to the consumers products not contaminated by chemicals and obtained through environmentally sustainable methods.
What are the main principles of the organic farming? The International Federation of Organic Agriculture (I.F.O.A.M.) established the following:
–  to transform as many farms as possible in a self-sufficient farming system based on the local resources
– to safeguard the natural fertility of the soil;
– to avoid any form of pollution determined by farming techniques;
– to produce a sufficient supply of good quality and nutritious food and other products
In order to obtain the organic certification, producers have to follow a strict process which includes a minimum two-year conversion period from standard to organic farming system. All the parties involved in the organic supply chain, such as Le Piantagioni del caffè, are subject to regular audits carried out by the control bodies which verify the compliance of their products to the standards.
Only once this procedure is strictly respected, it will be possible to show the organic label on the coffee.

Fairtrade certification
Testifies that in the production of our coffee, small local producers in developing countries have been guaranteed an adequate salary and improved living conditions, offering them a margin that allows them to invest in community development projects and sustainable growing techniques. Fair Trade enables consumers, companies and institutions to take regard of the social, economic and environmental consequences of their purchasing.
When a product carries the FAIRTRADE Mark it means the producers and traders have met Fairtrade Standards which are constantly revised and improved. The producers have to follow business development plans based on ethical principles such as an environmental sustainability of the agricultural process, the prohibition of any discrimination among the workers, the ban of child labor, obligatory contract based hiring.
There is a commitment for traders to a long-term trading partnership that enables both sides to co-operate. Fair Trade transactions exist within an implicit “social contract” in which buyers (including final consumers) agree to do more than is expected by the conventional market, such as paying fair prices, providing pre-finance and offering support for capacity building. Finally, the processing companies like ours, are committed to comply with the specific requirements involving the use of the Fairtrade mark, the packaging of the products and the product traceability, providing written contracts and pre-finance.

 Slow Food Presidium

Slow Food

The project began in 2009 with the creation of a Commission which defined a regulation that stipulates that the brand can only be used for roasted coffee composed of a single Slow Food Presidium coffee.
Coffees produced by the roasters are tasted and evaluated by the Commission. Only the products that receive a positive assessment can be marketed under the Presidium brand. Finally, the roasters must indicate the production area and the name of the coffee producer (individual or organization) on the packaging, in order to give the growers appropriate visibility on the market. The  Slow Food Presidium fills this gap of understanding and communication between producers and consumers, including the roasters, a key figure in the supply chain. It is a cultural and social project that aims to raise awareness of coffee issues, with the ultimate goal of shortening the supply chain and improving the quality of life for Presidia producers.


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All coffee bags are hermetically sealed with the most advanced modified atmospheric systems in Italy. The bags which are completely made in Italy, are designed to retain the coffee freshness for at least 6 months with minimal deterioration.

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