The Blessed Difference
We know you have a lot to choose from when it comes to coffee.
So here is what makes Blessed Grounds different from the rest.
Blessed Grounds only buys, roasts and sells Specialty Grade coffee, free of any additives or chemical flavorings, but what exactly qualifies our coffee as “specialty”?
Every coffee in the world, from the instant coffee found in your local grocery store to the rarest of exotic micro-lots can be evaluated on a 0 to 100 scale. Based on numerous criteria ranging from taste and flavor characteristics to moisture content and visible defect count, coffee professionals known as Q-graders will typically travel to origin or the
In talking with farmers, traders, and industry experts along our 2019 trip to the coffee farms of Honduras, we discovered that the global coffee industry has reached a point of crisis.
99% of coffee farmers around the world are categorized as Smallholder (typically family-run farms with small plots of land), and due to the interplay of varying factors across coffee’s supply chain (i.e., climate change, geographical constraints, agricultural inputs, cooperative fees, middlemen, etc.), operate at objective poverty levels.
country in which the coffee is grown, to assign an overall cup score to each coffee being inspected. At the conclusion of this process, all coffees achieving a cup score of 80 or above are considered 'Specialty Grade'...
No two coffee beans are alike. Even coffee derived from the exact same farmer, but grown on two opposite ends of the farm can taste completely different!
A countless number of factors like country of origin, growing altitude and temperature, soil composition, time of harvest, processing practices, and surrounding plant life all contribute to the resulting taste characteristics of coffee.
As such, we at Blessed Grounds roast each coffee origin and lot independently, in small batches, on roasters equipped with the latest in coffee roasting software, giving our roastmasters both…
Blessed Grounds is about so much more than coffee and we are dedicated to being a source of positive change in both our local and international communities.
As such, we pledge to give 5% of our wholesale profit to the charity of our customers choosing and 5% of our retail profit to Lighthouse in the Desert, an outreach organization aimed at combating homelessness and hopelessness in inner city Tucson.
So remember that when you drink a cup of delicious Blessed Grounds Coffee, you are aiding in our Mission to inject hope, love, and tangible assistance within the lives of people, both close by and far away.