At Savor Coffee our formula for success is simple: provide the best quality coffee available by carefully selecting raw beans at the best possible sources. It is important to understand the actual process behind coffee sourcing. During the usual annual harvest, when the fruit is ripe, the reddest and brightest ‘cherries’ are almost always handpicked, using either “selective picking”, where only the ripe fruit is removed, or “strip-picking”, where all of the fruit is removed from a limb all at once. This selective picking gives the growers reason to give their coffee a certain specification called “operation cherry red” (OCR). You will find this distinction in several of our trademark blends.