Corsa Lusso is an automotive inspired coffee company on a mission to combine the worlds of exceptional cars and exquisite coffees. This idea stems from a lifelong car enthusiast lifestyle and a pursuit for unique specialty coffee.
Naturally our passion for cars, some might also call it an addiction, needed fuel to get us through those long nights in the garage, or wake us up before the sun for cars and coffee. That's when we turned to another kind of stimulant... caffeine. Although at times coffee is a necessity, we also think drinking coffee is a pleasure; similar to driving your favorite backroad or apexing every corner perfectly at the racetrack.
Our motto: Life is too short to drink bad coffee and drive boring cars! That's why we are thrilled to have you along for the ride as we embark on this caffeine-fueled journey that is Corsa Lusso: The Enthusiast Coffee.
At Corsa Lusso, we are committed to providing our customers with exceptional coffee. We work directly with a coffee trader who imports "specialty grade" coffee from all over the world. To achieve this distinction, our coffee meets a criteria specified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America.
Specialty grade coffee should not be confused with "gourmet" or "premium" coffee, as these are simply marketing terms with no defined standards. Specialty grade coffee must score at least 80 points out of 100 on the SCAA tasting scale.
Every coffee we offer rates at least 85 points on the SCAA tasting scale, which gives them a classification of "Excellent" to "Outstanding".
A tasting note is the description of flavors and aromas perceived by the taster. On the top of every one of our bags of Corsa Lusso coffee you will find tasting notes for that particular roast. While tasting notes are generally considered to be subjective, the SCAA has created a resource to help guide tasters in the right direction. The SCAA Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel is a great way to help identify the flavors you experience when drinking your coffee.
Many factors can effect the taste and quality of your coffee, including: water to coffee ratio, water quality, coffee grind size and uniformity, water temperature, extraction time, brew method, age of harvest, age of roast, packaging, and storage pre and post roast.
On the back of every bag of Corsa Lusso coffee, you will find our Roast Details. Most of us like to know the specs of our car, now you will know the specs of your coffee!
Our single origin coffees have information about where and how the coffee was grown, what certifications the coffee has, what the roast profile is, and what the tasting notes are. When possible, we even provide the farm and/or farmer who grew it!
Our coffee blends mix a variety of coffee types into one roast. For these coffees, we provide the roast profile, tasting notes, and the breakdown of coffee types and processes.
We roast all of our coffee in small batches at our facility in Southern California by our licensed Q-Grader roaster. This approach requires a lot of time and expertise, but allows us to focus on providing strict quality control in each batch. We do this to ensure exceptional taste and the highest possible quality for our coffee. We will always abide by our mantra of quality over quantity.
We also believe that freshly roasted coffee just tastes better. When you place an order with us, you can rest assured knowing that your coffee was roasted recently. Sitting on a shelf for months at a time is not our style.
We are as meticulous with our coffee as we are with our cars. Similar to spending the afternoon detailing your car rather than running it through the automatic wash at the gas station, the attention to detail required to create each bag of Corsa Lusso coffee can only be achieved by hand, not by a machine.
We fill and weigh each bag manually, ensuring that the coffee and bag quality are up to our standards. In addition to this, each bag of Corsa Lusso coffee features a hand written roast date, allowing customers to see first hand how fresh their coffee is. For us, it is truly one bag at a time.
Unlike many of the other coffee companies out there, we are truly independent! We are not owned by any major coffee company or corporation. Corsa Lusso is owned and operated by people who are passionate about coffee and car culture and have an obsession for quality.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, its very easy to reach us! You can contact us and expect a prompt response from someone capable of helping you. We consider our customers part of the Corsa Lusso family and take care of them accordingly.