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What is Specialty Coffee?

Specialty Coffee is very unique in nature and produced only by using top-quality green coffee beans and a careful roast process to highlight the taste notes that are very unique to the coffee beans. We source our coffee beans from different parts of the world by carefully evaluating many factors, reaching out to the coffee farmers or coffee co-ops directly or through their representatives in the US.

At GREATKUP we pick quality green coffee beans based on various factors. Few of them are listed below.

  • Beans are grown at higher altitudes
  • Grown with different soil characteristics like volcanic soil, foothills of mountains
  • Sustainable farming practices
  • Biodiversity, Shade Grown, Micro Lots
  • Women-owned or operated
  • Local Co-ops to support the local economy
  • Fairtrade practices
  • Organic, Natural washing and drying practices

Procuring quality green beans is only one-third of the entire process. The next crucial step is carefully roasting the coffee beans to highlight their native taste notes. This is where Specialty Coffee differs from generic coffee. The majority of the coffee consumed in the US or in fact around the world is roasted with generic roast profiles in large batches, mixed with one or more types of beans sourced from different growing regions.

At GREATKUP we spend a lot of time in developing specific roast profiles for each type of beans. In reality, there is no generic roasting profile that we can immediately apply to a variety of beans. This is where artisan roasting practices play an important role. It is possible that 10 to 20 various profiles are developed for every type of beans before we find the sweet spot in which the majority of the taste notes are preserved.

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Taste notes for each type of beans are very unique, based on their origin, elevation, type of environment they were grown, washing and drying practices. Our main goal in the roast profile development is to highlight the taste notes and strike a delicate balance between acidity and the way coffee tastes.

The final step is cupping. The cupping process is tedious and with practice and patience, we develop different roast profiles to match different brewing methods and needs.

At GREATKUP we invest a significant amount of time in procuring beans, developing roast profiles, and multiple iterations of cupping to achieve the perfect taste notes.

We strongly believe that this process is what makes us unique and creates a perfect and uniform roast all the time. Least but not least, we only roast coffee in small batches, every time to maintain the perfect coffee taste. At first specialty coffee tastes a little different but you will start appreciating the different taste notes offered by different coffee beans.

We offer coffee from Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and India, soon we will be adding more specialty coffee from Guatemala.

GREATKUP specialty coffee is available in, Whole Beans (roasted), Ground Coffee and in K-Cups for your Keurig coffee brewer.

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We’re open for business!

We are super excited to announce the official launch of our online Specialty Coffee company—GREATKUP.

All our coffee products are always made to order, freshly roasted, freshly packed, proudly made in Ohio, and directly shipped to you. We have a very exciting and unique flavor coffee lineup including Kenya AA, Araku Valley (India) coffee made with 100% Arabica beans!

Order your favorite coffee exactly the way you want it with you choice of roast levels.

  • Whole Beans – Freshly Packed in Sealed Bags equipped with Degassing Value
  • Ground Coffee – Freshly Packed in Sealed Bags equipped with Degassing Value
  • K-Cups – Compatible with Keurig Coffee 2.0 Brewing Systems

Our shipment boxes are made with 100% recyclable materials and made in America. We will be adding more Coffee products in the coming months so please watch for new announcements. There will be many exciting surprises, including irresistible discounts for all the coffee lovers.

Our initial Coffee Roasting Days will be on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Specialty Coffee, freshly roasted and freshly packed!

We are very excited to invite you to try our Premium Specialty Coffee, Made to Order, Freshly Roasted, Freshly Packed, and proudly Made in Ohio by GREATKUP Team.  Experience the taste of perfectly roasted premium specialty coffee in small batches using our signature artisan profiles.

Soon you will be able to order your favorite Premium Specialty Coffee directly from, always made to order and shipped directly to you. Our Premium Specialty Coffee products are created using high-quality and Grade AA coffee beans from Kenya, Ethiopia, and India. Our coffee is grown using eco-friendly cultivation methods at higher altitudes, micro-lots, and integrated into the natural ecosystem and forests. 

You can choose your favorite way to enjoy our Premium Speciality Coffee.

  1. Whole Beans
  2. Ground Coffee
  3. Single Serve Coffee Cups for your Keurig Coffee Maker

The majority of our Green Coffee Beans are sourced from a Single Source Origin and through Fair Trade practices where ever applicable.