Featured Report: Specialty coffee has invested and innovated continuously over more than two decades to make the coffee trade more inclusive and more equitable. However, the largest and most vulnerable group of participants in coffee supply chains—the tens of millions of wage-earning men, women, and children who work on coffee farms—have remained on the margins of those efforts.



Allowable Defects for Specialty Grade Coffee -

To be considered specialty grade, green coffee shall have zero category one (1) defects and five or less category two (2) defects. See the SCAA green grading handbook for more information on these defects.

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Green Grading Sample Size -

A 350 gram sample of coffee is necessary to grade green coffee.

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Lighting for Green Grading -

When grading green coffee, the light level on the tabletop and grading mat shall be full spectrum and at least 4000 Kelvin (K) /1200 Lux (lx) /120 foot-candles (fc).

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Surface for Grading -

Green grading shall be done on a table at least two (2) feet long and two (2) feet wide (0.6096 meters by 0.6096 meters), on a black grading mat of at least the same size.

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