Coffee that scores 80 points or more out of 100 according to the Coffee Review scale is labeled as specialty coffee. In addition to the selective hand-picking of the ripened beans, size, color, moisture content and acidity, there are a number of other criteria that must be met according to the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). A maximum of 5 “defects” per 350gr may be found to be labeled as specialty coffee. Within the category of specialty coffee there is a further subdivision. Coffee with a score of 90-100 is assessed as excellent, coffee with a score of 85-89.99 is assessed as excellent, while coffee with a score of 80-84.99 is assessed as particularly good. Het Bèkske scores around 87 points, officially making it an excellent coffee! Only 5% of export coffees worldwide can meet these standards.

Find out more on our ‘Specialty coffee‘ page.