Single Origin Coffee
Single-origin coffee is sourced from one single producer, crop, or region in one country. Single farm and single estate mean that the coffee is sourced from one farm, mill, or co-operative. Our coffee labels will tell you the estate name, the specific lot or paddock the coffee was grown on, or if it’s a micro-lot (a specific varietal from a specific farm). Single-origin coffees are one way to get a reliable and specific taste.
As Andra Vlaicu of the Specialty Coffee Association says:
“The most important thing about single origin is its traceability, the fact that you know exactly where your coffee is from and that it’s a specific coffee, not a blend. Usually of a higher quality, it’s the acknowledgment that the coffee is from a particular farm located in a unique setting, whilst its flavor depicts its origin, possessing characteristics of that specific area where the particular coffee was grown.”
So that’s why third-wave coffee loves single origins – they’re all about a deeper understanding of your coffee’s profile and how that profile is affected by what goes on at origin.