Single Origin Coffee is “coffee beans” which are grown in a specific area or farm, this could also mean a collection of beans from a single country. The name of the coffee is usually the origin of where the coffee is from, like “Bali, Kalimantan”. There are no regulation’s on naming the coffee after where it is farmed, same as wine. Single Origin coffees are usually seen as a way to get a specific taste or a way to market their beans to a certain group of coffee lover’s.
Why Buy Single Origin Coffee?
This is a great way to get a unique taste of coffee with the farming and roasting all provided by a one source location. Buying Single Origin coffee is a great way of supporting the independent local farmers of the area from which you are sourcing the coffee. Many variables go into a cup of coffee, if you are drinking it as a “pour over” or by using a “siphon” you get more out of your coffee and the taste is better.
Buying single origin helps with:
- Independent farmers and their livelihood
- Offers transparency from where it comes from
- Makes a good conversation starter
- Taste can vary to complex to subtle
- Better way to get Organic coffee
If your not drinking single origin you’re drinking a “house blend” which is most commonly used for Lattes or Cappuccino’s and it would really be a waste of the concept of Single Origin. Want to check out some Single Origin coffee CLICK HERE
Single V.S. Blends
Blends are a great way to enjoy that Latte in the morning or Cappuccino, Macchiato, Etc. Anything adding milk and usually a mix of Arabica and Robusta Beans. There is nothing wrong with mixed blends, But Enjoying a Single Origin coffee is a perfect way to experience the true taste of coffee. At the end of the day it is all up to the interpretation of the coffee drinker, If you want to have a more refined taste of coffee than Single Origin is the way to go. If you want a more Bold flavor that you can change by adding milk or flavors to create a whole new coffee taste than I would say a blend is good. It is all up to you.
You can add milk or flavor to a Single Origin, there is nothing wrong with that, it is just preference.
Where Do Single Origin Beans Come From?
All Countries that produce coffee are producing Single Origin, it’s just a matter of if they are mixing beans from other farms or Countries that make it a “Blend” or a “Single Origin” Coffee.
Here are the top 5 Countries that Produce Coffee:(NOT IN ORDER)
Special Single Origin Coffee
There are some coffee’s out there that just cost an extremely high price, whether for a cup or by the bean. These coffees are:
- Kopi Luwak (can range in price $160 to $600 per 500g or 1lbs)
- Ospina (Can be as much as $120 per 500g or 1lbs)
- Esmeralda Gesha (Anywhere from $50 to $150 per 500g or 1lbs)
- Hawaiian Kona Coffee (Around $33 to $55 per 500g or 1lbs)
- Jamaican Blue Mountian Coffee (Around $49 per 500g or 1lbs)
These are just to name a few, there are many Single Origin Coffee’s that can range in price. Would like to see more of the World’s Most Exspensive Coffee’s CLICK HERE