Single-Origin Coffee - The Building Blocks of the Coffee World
Single-origin, organic, blend... what exactly do these terms mean? Last week we learned about organics. This week let's dive into single-origins, what they are, and how they are the building blocks of the coffee world.
Single-origin coffees are typically those that can be traced back to a specific country or region. It can even mean the coffee comes from a certain farm, estate, or co-operative. The most important thing is that one can follow the pedigree of the coffee to where it was grown originally.
Benefits of a Single-Origin
Single-origin coffees tend to have their own distinctive aroma, flavor profile, mouthfeel, and acid level. Growing conditions, including soil composition, temperature, humidity, rainfall, and other environmental factors, come together to give the coffee beans their natural features.
Roastmasters enhance the natural characteristics of the beans by choosing a specific roast level. Doing this highlights flavors, aromas, and textures found inherently in the beans.
Why You Should Choose a Single-Origin
Explore various single-origin coffees to find the flavors, aromas, and textures you prefer. Rest assured that, as you try different coffees from specific regions, they will be similar to each other with slight variances that you might prefer. Learning to brew your single-origin to bring out the flavors you want is another way you can enjoy your coffee and its unique flavors to the fullest.
If being able to follow the origin of your coffee as well as learning how to extract the best flavors from the beans is important to you, single-origin coffees are the way to go.
Growers and Single-Origins
Coffee growers take great pride in their coffee beans, doing everything they can to produce the best-tasting coffee. They do what they can to enhance the natural flavors to bring out floral, nutty, and even sweet notes.
Add Single-Origin Coffees to Your Repertoire
If you haven't already, check out our wide selection of single-origin coffees and find what you love. With these coffees from all across the coffee belt, there are plenty of choices for every palate.