Local coffeehouse bringing unique opportunities to Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Pure Bean Coffeehouse takes coffee seriously. At the Rapid City location, baristas are trained to make various kinds of drinks.

Pure Bean CoffeehouseOwner Nick Reid recently announced the upcoming inclusion of a lab to help baristas become certified Quality Processors, also referred to as Q Processors.

Quality Processors, according the Specialty Coffee Association, work to grade coffee throughout the production process. From the ground to the bag, according to Reid.

“The Specialty Coffee Association has certain levels of training, and the Q Processing training is sort of the highest level as far as being able to grade coffee,” he explained. “And to grade the process that is out in the field.”

Reid has travelled to many different countries, exploring and working with coffee production. Currently, he is working with products from parts of India.

With this new lab coming, he and his staff are excited about what the program will bring to the area.

“Just the ability to be able to know the science behind all of it and to be able to put it together, and to be able to have that certification,” Reid explained. “And to have training here in Rapid City would be huge.”

When this new facility opens, it will be the first of its kind in the upper Midwest.

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