DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - January 18th is recognized as National Gourmet Coffee Day.
It is a day to recognize the various types of gourmet coffee as well as learn about what distinct quality makes coffee Gourmet.
Local coffee companies agreed that the key is "all in the bean".
"Beans are really graded, and the higher the grade the better the bean.." -- Chris Green, Owner, The Coffee Bean
In addition to a better grade bean, Gourmet coffee is better for your health.
"Well its just less caffeine, less bitterness, and really just a bolder coffee.. has a lot more taste, you drink more of it, and it has a lot more health benefits." -- Ron McGhee, Owner, Dakota Coffee Works