When it comes to coffee things become even more challenging. The major coffee roasting companies now offer gourmet coffees and gourmet coffee blends that look like something you might find at a local coffee roaster. However, they are poor imitations of a truly handcrafted, gourmet coffee.
Coffee roasting is both an art form and a science. The art form is when you take a skill set that has been mastered over decades and combine it with the precision of a scientist. The science of coffee roasting is knowing the specific dynamics of the coffee roasting process, a particular nose, and the empirical data about the green coffee bean you are roasting, and of course, the type of coffee roaster you are using to roast the coffee.
WHAT IS RESERVE COFFEE?
Reserve is a phrase that has no set meaning except that set by the coffee roaster, the vineyard, or anyone else. The meaning is generally that the item is only available in a limited quantity and is being released at the perfect time to maximum flavor.
One of the world’s largest coffee roasters has released Reserve Coffee and spent a lot of money on a Reserve Roastery concept. While these might be limited quantities for them, they are likely selling more of a single coffee than many small artisan coffee roasters sell in a year.
However, at Weaver’s Coffee & Tea, our reserve coffees are truly rare. These are beans we can only buy in very small quantities, usually from a single farm and in limited quantity. If you want to experience artisan coffee, check out this beautiful reserve coffee.