“We Taste Bad Coffee So You Don’t Have To”
Ship Channel Trading Company, aka SCT Coffee was founded after decades of research and a strong desire to never live again as an American ex-pat in the hostile foreign territory known as Canada.
We went to extreme lengths to make sure we knew what we were doing. Founder, Levi Craig, obtained his Q Arabica Grader License in 2018. The Q system is an internationally recognized protocol for evaluating coffee quality certified by the Coffee Quality Institute. It’s kinda like a black belt in martial arts, only you can’t lie to your friends and buy it on Amazon. There are less than 600 active Arabica Q graders in the U.S. and less than 6,700 globally.
We are working really hard to produce some of the best coffee in the world and we were crazy enough to open a retail location in 2019 so people could walk in off the street and sample our coffee for free. That’s right, F-R-E-E!
We ourselves abused our taste buds and pummeled our stomach linings for years with over-roasted low-quality black coffee, but as Roberto Durán famously uttered, “No más!“