Brewing, processing, elevation, coffee variety, roast level - a lot of variables come together to make a cup of coffee.  This complexity is one of the things about working in coffee that keeps us passionate; however, it is also one of the things that can be overwhelming when trying to dive into a bag of specialty coffee.  We have assembled a field guide to answer some common questions, hash out some specialty coffee vernacular, and shed some light on the journey our beloved coffee seeds take before entering your mug.