single origin

  1. What Are Coffee Blends and How Are They Made?

    What Are Coffee Blends and How Are They Made?

    Have you ever sipped on a cup of coffee made from 100% Arabica and wished that it had just a little more flavour and richness to it? Do you love the full-bodied aftertaste of Liberica coffee but miss the citrus acidity of a Kenyan coffee?

    You are not the first to feel that way. That is why coffee roasters and commercial enterprises have come up with the perfect solution – and that solution is no other than coffee blends.

    What is a coffee blend?

    Just as its name suggests, coffee blends are made from combining two or more single origin coffee beans to create a unique blend.

    This is different from single origin coffee, where the beans are sourced from a single location, usually a country, region, or farm.

    How are they made?

    two bags of coffee beans placed in front of a coffee machine
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  2. Single Origin Coffee: What Is It, and Is It Worth the Premium?

    Single Origin Coffee: What Is It, and Is It Worth the Premium?

    You’ve seen it emblazoned on bags of coffee beans and touted on cafe menus everywhere: the words “single origin”. But what does it mean and what’s the big deal, really? Is it just another meaningless marketing buzzword?

    If you’ve ever wondered what single origin coffee is and why it matters, sit back, relax (preferably with a freshly-brewed cuppa) and read on.

    What is “single origin”?

    a scoop of green coffee beans in a plastic bag
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