I could talk for hours about the differences between commercial-coffee and specialty health coffee. I won't, but let me give you the basics:
- Specialty coffee is a specific grade of coffee beans. Samples of the beans are examined and if they have very few minor flaws and no major flaws, they can get the Specialty title.
- Flaws, such as broken and chipped beans burn (yuck) and the healthy compounds burn off and leave behind carcinogens!
- These flaws also are prone to attract the growth of mold, yeast and mycotoxins.
- Only drink organic coffee! Coffee is treated with more pesticides than almost any other food. This is bad for your health. (It's also bad for the farmers and local environment)