Unlock Specialty Coffee
UNLOCK SPECIALTY COFFEE
It's on everyone's lips: Specialty Coffee. Hipsters in Berlin talk about flavours, Hario and a goose-neck kettle. But what does that actually mean? Flavour profile, where do the flavours come from and what's the best way to get started?
At 19grams, we are experts in specialty coffee, direct trade with farmers and transparency. With us, you know exactly where every bean comes from. Come on, let's discover Specialty Coffee!
DISCOVER! At 19grams, we follow the 3rd coffee wave, and are especially proud to bring you only coffees that have been traded directly, fairly and sustainably. We have a few partners that we have been working with for many years. The Guardia family from Hacienda Sonora in Costa Rica has been our longest partner - every year we have great varieties from this 100% green energy farm.
But we also discover new varieties every year from different farms around the coffee belt.
If you don't yet have a country you particularly like coffee from and want to try your hand at it first, start with the Espresso Testbox. Here we've put together 5 varieties from 5 different countries that, with a classic roast, are the perfect introduction to the world of Specialty Coffee. From left to right, the varieties get a little more complex.
Coffee #5 is the Espresso of the Month, one of our lighter roasted Specialty Coffee varieties that develops more acids in your cup. Perfect for discovering more exceptional varieties of 19grams from here on out!
DISCOVER TEST BOX
Unlock Specialty Coffee! The Espresso Test Box contains 5 espresso varieties that increase from left to right. You start with classic roasts and work your way through 5 exciting coffee countries that show you the variety of Specialty Coffee in the cup with different flavour profiles.
Italo Disco - dark espresso roast
Bring the taste of your last Italian holiday home with this espresso. This Arabica bean comes across clear and subtle with a powerful punch of dark chocolate.
Endless Summer - Costa Rica
The Endless Summer espresso comes from Costa Rica. Darker roasted, it is ideally suited for preparation in a fully automatic machine. In the cup, it develops warm and strong cocoa nuances.
Little Flower - Espresso from India
This coffee from India is gently roasted and therefore very low in acidity. Nevertheless, it has a strong, full body.
Orang Utan Coffee - Sumatra
Our Orang Utan Espresso with aromas of hazelnut and chocolate comes from an environmental project to preserve the rainforest in Sumatra. Nutty with a strong body.
Espresso of the month
Every month, our roasters select an espresso for you that stands out for its special characteristics. Be curious about the world of specialty coffees!
Back to the beginning!
Understand the differences:
BioThe organic seal is a quality and inspection seal. To obtain it, certain standards and requirements must be met by the farmers, but also by the buyers, which are regularly checked. The seal is bought - not awarded for good work. The seals have above all a use for the consumers:inside, because they see at a glance how they can classify a product. That is a good start!READ MORE
Fair TradeFair trade is a trade partnership built on communication, transparency and respect. It aims to create justice through controlled trade, especially for smallholders and farmers in developing countries. The farmer in Origin is the focus. But the fees are very high and really small farms cannot afford to join.READ MORE
Direct tradeOr "Direct Trade." The goal is to eliminate all middlemen in the value chain in order to pay farmers the highest possible price for their goods. Both the farmers and micro-roasters like us benefit from this. BUT:Direct trade doesn't stop with the farmer. If you buy coffee from a micro-roastery on an intermediate platform, you are again building in an (avoidable) middleman who wants to be paid. Therefore, buy as directly as possible.READ MORE
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Unlock Specialty Coffee! The Espresso Testbox contains 5 espresso varieties that increase from left to right. You start with classic roasts and work your way through 5 exciting coffee countries that show you the variety of Specialty Coffee in the cup with different flavour profiles.
Discover the Testbox
Italo Disco - Espresso
Endless Summer - Costa Rica
Little Flower - India
Orang Utan - Sumatra
Wild At Heart - 19grams House blend
What is specialty Coffee?
According to the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), coffee that scores 80 points or more on a 100-point scale is classified as a specialty. The CQI (Coffee Quality Institute) works hand in hand with the SCA.
The requirement to reach 80 points is always assessed according to taste quality. The better it tastes, the better the score. Coffee with a score of 80 has no flavour defects (defect free, gummy, medicinal, ashy) and must be sweet. At 19grams, we deal exclusively in Specialty Coffee and want to help you understand coffee better.