Simply put, specialty coffee is coffee that has been grown, harvested, and roasted with the utmost care and attention to detail. Specialty coffee beans are grown in ideal climates and soil conditions, are picked at the peak of ripeness, and are carefully roasted to bring out their unique flavors and aromas.
Traceability and transparency in specialty coffee
One of the things that sets specialty coffee apart is the focus on transparency and traceability. Unlike conventional coffee, which is often a blend of beans from multiple sources and regions, specialty coffee is typically sourced from a single origin. This means that you can trace the coffee back to the farm or cooperative where it was grown, and even learn about the specific variety of coffee tree and the conditions in which it was cultivated.
The unique flavors of specialty coffee
Specialty coffee is also characterized by its unique and complex flavors. Just as with wine or craft beer, there are a multitude of flavor profiles to explore, from fruity and floral to nutty and chocolatey. Specialty coffee is often described as having a more nuanced and layered taste than conventional coffee, with distinct notes that can be discerned by the discerning palate.
Ethical and sustainable production of specialty coffee
Another benefit of specialty coffee is its ethical and sustainable production. Many specialty coffee roasters prioritize fair trade practices, ensuring that the farmers who grow the coffee receive a fair price for their labor. Additionally, many specialty coffee beans are grown using sustainable and environmentally friendly methods, reducing the carbon footprint of your morning cup of joe.
Where to find specialty coffee in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
As a remote worker or digital nomad in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, you may be wondering where to find specialty coffee. We listed them hear, sorted by neighbourhood. If you know of any other (new) places, please add in the comments!
Las Canteras – Santa Catalina
Centro – Arenales
- Caracolillo Coffee (dog friendly)
- Cool Beans (dog friendly)
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