Posted June 30, 2015 1:39 am by Tony Hogarth
Single Origin Coffee: what you need to know
We consider ourselves coffee nerds here at Cafe Corporate and like to stay on top of the latest in the coffee world. Single origin coffee is the one of current in coffee trends in 2015. So what is single origin coffee, and why should you consider adding it to your to-try list?
Coffee roasters usually blend coffee beans together, creating complex and varied flavour combinations.
For example, they may mix a bean with strong flavour with another that has a beautiful aroma, or combine beans with different or even opposite flavours. Single origin means the coffee is made from beans grown in only one geographical region such as Colombia or Ethiopia.
Single Origin the benefits for you,
Experiencing the aspects transferred from just one source of beans, which are affected by factors like climate, the soil and different growing techniques. Beans from a farm in Ethiopia will have very different characteristics from those grown in Brazil or Guatemala, and serious coffee lovers will appreciate and notice the small differences.
Two other main reasons for the increasing popularity of single origin coffee’s involve both sustainability and traceability. As coffee buyers establish relationships with individual coffee growers, the farmers are often able to receive increased prices for their crops, use more environmentally-friendly farming procedures, and keep their land healthier, all of which help to improve the well-being of communities and promote sustainability.
It is becoming increasingly common for food enthusiasts and the public in general to show far more interest in knowing exactly where their food comes from now. The importance of knowing where produce is from is more important than ever. When choosing single origin coffee this gives drinkers the opportunity to learn about the specific farm that produced their coffee, from all over the world.
We currently stock the Little Owl Coffee Roasters Colombian Single Origin Coffee Beans. These beans are roasted fresh on site locally ensuring maximum taste and flavour.
Purchase Little Owls Single Origin
Thanks to this article from Time for the inspiration – http://time.com/3907409/gourmet-coffee-variety/