RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the Specialty Coffee Association, specialty coffee is defined as one that is "free of primary defect, has no quakers [cracked beans], is properly sized and dried, presents in the cup free of faults and taints, and has distinctive attributes". Other than that, specialty coffee is considered as such when it grows under certain conditions (such as microclimate, soil chemistry, husbandry) that are capable of producing uniquely flavored coffee beans.
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