Here’s the 411 on Single-Origin Coffee

The flavor and aroma of coffee is affected by the climate and the soil in the country where the beans are grown. More coffee roasters are choosing to offer single-origin coffee to enjoy at home and in the break room. At BostonbeaN Coffee Company, we provide the coffee and machines to bring this option to your employees.

Single-origin coffee

Single-origin coffee is not as simple as the name implies. It is a blanket term that can be very specific, or very general. In the most general terms, it means that the coffee comes from one country or a coffee-producing area and is not blended. But it can also mean one farm or cooperative and be much more specific.

All regions of every country do not have the same conditions for growing coffee. Soil and altitude also play an important role. They produce a distinctive taste in the coffee beans. The more specific the definition of single-origin, the more consistent you can expect the product to be.

Single-Origin Coffee-Growing Areas

  • Ethiopia
    Ethiopian coffee beans are usually grown in the shade. They produce Arabica beans, which are an important part of their culture. Depending on where the beans are grown, they have citrus and floral notes or nuances of dark chocolate with strawberries.
  • Brazil
    Brazilian coffee beans are often used to create espresso due to their low acidity and dark roast. They are not as fruity as other beans and taste more of chocolate, caramel, spice, and nuts. Brazil is a large country. Differences in single-origin depend on region.
  • Honduras
    Produced in the highlands, these dark beans are low in acid and smooth in taste. Look for notes of lemon, walnuts and chocolate, and a smooth cup of java.

Single-Origin vs. Blended Coffee

With single-origin coffee, you can pinpoint where your coffee is produced. It may be seasonal, more expensive and harder to get, but you know exactly where it comes from. Blended coffee is a more consistent product, and there is an art to delicious blended coffee.

Enjoying a satisfying cup of coffee is not only dependent upon the origin of the bean. Water temperature, brewing method and grind size all factor in, creating differences in flavor between espresso or pressed coffee and cold brew.

Bring the excitement of single-origin coffee to your break room. Give BostonbeaN Coffee Company a call to discuss your needs today.