Coffee Bean Singapore – How to purchase genuinely good coffee?

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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.


Coffee Beans Singapore

Looking for the coffee beans Singapore supplier? Who else knows better than the Italians? All coffee are imported from Italy and supplied to hundreds of cafes, restaurants, hotels and even local coffee shops who wish to offer better quality. The coffee that we carry are suitable for all types of coffee machines or extraction methods. Be it in an Italian cafe as an espresso, or used for filtered coffee in an Asian coffee shop.

What’s so different about our coffee?

Most of our coffee are authenticated by independent agencies from the Certified Speciality Coffee committee, to be of speciality grade. This certification is an expensive and troublesome process but it is the only way to confirm that the coffee are of the most excellent standard. This is a stark contrast to green suppliers who trade coffee wholesale but do not conduct any stringent tests but accept claims from the middlemen directly.

Certified coffee are labelled with a certificate which makes it possible to trace back to the exact farm, farmer and production worker. With quality control checked at every junction of the production process. The quality must also match the previous batch, so consistency is maintained. Farms are also checked to make sure that they adhere to ethical and correct farming practices.  You can understand more about the certificates below.

All coffee had been properly destoned to eliminate the risk of grinder damage. It is common to find stones and foreign objects among coffee, they are the number one cause to grinder damages. Destroying burrs, gears and motors.

What’s different with our packaging?

It is often misunderstood about how coffee beans should be packaged and how long they can be used. 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.

All coffee bags are hermetically sealed with the most advanced modified atmospheric systems in Italy.  This enables coffee to be kept in its sealed bags for more than a year with minimal deterioration! Not only that, the pressurised packaging allows the coffee to age to the same consistency in full spectrum. This totally eliminates the problem of serving coffee that has a deceivingly thick crema from retained carbon dioxide, but taste flat from incomplete degasing of overly fresh coffee.

The packagings that are used by our partners are fully functional and sourced from the best equipment company in Italy. Such practises are not done by small batch roasters due to expensive cost. It was also deemed that at least 40% of the one-way valves used in UK don’t work, with the number bigger in Asia. 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.

Users can stock and order our coffee with confidence!

A few tips that can help you with picking the right coffee.

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 that are of darker roast or mixed with Robusta is easier to extract, with thicker and more stable crema. They tend to last longer in storage too.
4. Light roast coffee has a weaker body, meaning thinner crema. This happens as lightly roasted beans are less oily. You will need to use a larger amount of coffee to get an equal amount of body as a dark roast.
5. It is a common mistake to depend too much on visual representations, like the thickness of crema to pass judgement on the quality of an espresso.
6. Lighter roast coffee can taste the flavours of the coffee’s berry. Flowery and fruity profiles are better expressed. They are less bitter but they tend to taste more acidic.
7. For making a milky drink like a latte, and if you are using a lighter roast, you will need a double shot else the milk will overwhelm the flavour. For darker roasts, a single shot is most likely enough.
8. For lighter roast, we will suggest that you use at least 18g of coffee for a double shot. For a dark roast, 14g -16g is enough.
9. In general, taste tests suggest that casual drinkers prefer darker roasts.

Bulk deals are suitable for F&B establishments, offices and cafes. They are not only more affordable, they fare decently in taste tests.

Ground Coffee Powder

Coffee in powdered form, suitable for long coffee made from Moka pots, pour-over, drip or brewed.

Clearance stock

At crazy prices, snapped up normally by cafes and restaurants.

Understanding the labels of good coffee.

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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

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.

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 to authentic Italiano coffee culture.

Can I use your coffee beans for my machine or setup?

As long as your coffee machine has a grinder, or you have a coffee grinder, you can use our coffee beans.  There are many blends from us that are distinctively different, suitable for all sorts of environment.

Whether you are doing espresso, filtered coffee, pour over, french press, Turkish coffee, Asian kopi, there should be a suitable blend. We will strongly recommend establishments to give us a try and notice the difference yourself.

Why you don’t have an extensive collection of coffee powder?

There’s no doubt that the only way to get the best from your coffee, is to grind your coffee fresh.

The science is simple. In whole bean form, the exterior cell can better protect the oil that is retained inside from oxidizing. Once coffee is grinded into powder, everything inside is exposed. The surface area exposed to air is multiplied by over 11000 times. This means that essential oil in powdered form can rapidly oxidise in a matter of minutes, losing almost all the aromatic profiles, and body.

There’s no way coffee sold in powdered form is comparable to whole beans.  If you do not have a grinder and you are serious about coffee, we will suggest that you obtain one.

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