Americans return from trips to
Europe and rave about the great
coffee they tasted. The memory
of that taste is permanently
etched in their mind and often
refer to it for the rest of
experienced was classic Italian
coffee. It takes just the right
combination of special select
coffee beans, just the right
roasting techniques, and cupping
expertise to recreate what
Italians take for granted.
Besides the high quality of
the coffee beans, part of the
reason they liked it so much is
because is they got a nice
"buzz" from the higher caffeine
content. We prefer to use the
It is not
simple. Classic Italian coffee
has a unique blend of very
special, select high grade
coffee beans from both "Coffea
canephora" and "Coffea arabica"
species of coffee. The former
has a much higher caffeine
content. Simply put Italian
coffee is really great coffee
and has a higher caffeine
content than typical American
elitist coffee snobs will scoff
at using any high caffeine
robusta in a blend. No matter,
let them scoff. The Italians
learned centuries ago what it
truly takes to create memories
that last a lifetime.
Coffee™ is a trademarked
brand and subsidiary coffee business of Specialty Java Inc., (Founded
2002) and is a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, The
Roaster's Guild, Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade USA and Slow Food USA.
Specialty Java Inc.
produces several popular control
brands (Jo Coffee®, Kick
Coffee™, Specialty Java, Eco
Sense Coffees) and many private
label coffee brands of gourmet
specialty coffee in three
separate roasting facilities,
private labeling systems. We
offer a variety of custom
roasting/packaging options. The
Jo Coffee®, Kick
Coffee™ and Specialty Java
brands bagged coffee lines are
produced in our smallest, hand-crafted, artisan micro
Founder Kevin Kapaun's passion for coffee excellence had roots in the
Caribbean Island of Jamaica in the early 1980's. Tasting Jamaican Blue
Mountain coffee, his vision was created to import exclusive coffee beans
from around the world.
Kevin's hobby of importing and roasting coffee in the late 1990's for
friends and family was headed for something bigger.
Kevin shared some pure Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee he
roasted with his friend
Larry Graham, (Rock n Roll Hall of Fame bass player for Sly & the Family Stone)
who then encouraged Kevin to start a coffee roastery. He was his first customer and
the rest is history, as they say.
Kevin finds reading the passionate testimonials sent in by clients extremely
gratifying. Knowing he has literally helped put a smile on the face of many
thousands of clients across the USA when they sip the fruits of his art,
brings him a deep sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. He feels the
opportunity to do something in your life that you truly love, is the best
reward of all.