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At least 95% of the coffee sold in the market are not in the speciality coffee range or falsely advertised as one.
This is often misunderstood about how coffee beans are packaged.
Modern packaging facilities can greatly reduce the oxidisation process in coffee. Properly packaged coffee can be kept for up to a year with little signs of deterioration.
Small roasters advocate on finishing their coffee within a week as the cost of a good packaging equipment can cost more than a coffee roasting machine, which will not be economical to small operators.
It’s also known that at least 40% of the one-way valves found on coffee bags and used in Europe are not working, the figure is expected to be much higher in Asia and North America where the bags are often produced in Asia that does not work reliably. As such, the advocation of coffee must be finished within a short time frame was echoed in the community by individuals who did not found success with packaging coffee beans for long-term storage.
Understanding the labels of good coffee.
Certified Speciality Coffee
Coffee blends that are certified are definitely 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 beans, 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.
For more details: caffespeciali.it
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.
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
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.
Coffee Beans Singapore
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1. The darker the roast, the more bitter and less sour it gets.
2. Coffee with Robusta tends to have a slightly more bitter and stronger profile.
3. Coffee mixed with Robusta is easier to extract, with thicker and more stable crema. They tend to last longer too.
4. Light roast coffee has a weaker body, meaning thinner crema. This happens as lightly roasted beans are less oily.
5. It is a common mistake to use visual representations, like the thickness of crema to pass judgement on the quality of an espresso.
6. Using lightly roasted coffee is expected to taste the flavours of the coffee berries. Flowery and fruity profiles are better expressed. They are less bitter but tend to be more acidic.
7. For making lattes, you are recommended to use a double shot espresso with a light roast. For darker roasts, a single shot is sufficed.
8. For lighter roast, we will suggest using at least 18g of coffee for a double shot. For a dark roast, 14g-16 g is enough.
The above advice will tend to work with most types of blend but it’s subjected to the limitations of a person’s ability and perceived judgements to taste. In general, taste tests suggest that casual drinkers prefer darker roasts.
Ground Coffee Powder
Coffee in powdered form, suitable for long coffee made from Moka pots, pour-over, drip or brewed.
At crazy prices, snapped up normally by cafes and restaurants.
Fine Coffee Company is the first coffee beans Singapore supplier who commits to bringing the best quality coffee processed by professionals in Italy. From the plantation till the final retail product. We are also the first coffee beans Singapore supplier to bring recognition and education of authentic Italiano coffee culture.
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