Our coffee is grown responsibly by plantations that comply with the farming standards of The Rainforest Alliance. We go the distance to protect the well-being of our ecosystems so that we can continue to produce coffee with sustainability in mind.
Stringent quality checks are implemented throughout the production process. They ensure that only the best and most sustainably grown green coffee beans are exported to Japan based on our very own ‘UCC quality’ standards. This mark of assurance is known as the strictest local inspection, maintaining original quality standards such as screen size, number of defects, and cup standard.
Once in Japan, the beans are subjected to another round of strict quality inspection by a coffee appraiser (Classificador). Only the high-quality green beans that pass the inspection can be imported to factories nationwide.
Roasted coffee beans reveal their full flavour and aromatic potential. UCC employs a unique Aroma Freezing Manufacturing Method (Patent No. 3617906), where freshly roasted beans are immediately frozen at a temperature of -2°C to lock in the aroma. These beans will then go through a standalone roasting process in smaller batches, individually roasted before the final blend to maximise its characteristics from each production area.
This magical stage turns each small-batch of roasted coffee beans into grounds. Precision is paramount here as the grind consistency makes a big difference to the taste. That’s why we’re always in awe of the expertise, intuition and experience of our master-grinders, who have honed the skills of the perfect grind every time.
Crafting quality coffee is never a coincidence. From cherry to cup, the best choices have to be made across every step of the journey to ensure perfection. To unlock the true potential of your coffee in this final step, UCC uses leading proprietary brewing methods to enhance the particular characteristics for that perfect cup of coffee.
UCC has continued training consummate professionals who deliver to the world our brand of enthusiasm and service.