Gourmet coffee is distinguished by its quality and craftsmanship. To be considered gourmet, a coffee must be grown in an ideal climate with the right soil and elevation. It should also be hand-picked at the optimal time and then washed, dried, roasted and ground to perfection. The roasting process is key to producing a high-quality cup of gourmet coffee as it can bring out unique flavors and aromas. Ultimately, only true coffee connoisseurs can appreciate the intricate flavor profiles that make a gourmet coffee stand out from the rest.