Through the many interactions we have with clients, either through virtual coffee tastings or at the farmers market, we get insight into what people know about coffee, and what they don't.
Most people have an intuition of what single-origin is. But they don't understand that the term can encapsulate many scenarios.
Here are examples of single-origin coffees:
- Coffees grown on a mountain range, sourced from several farms, combining several varietals.
- Coffees grown on a single mountain, sourced from several farms, combining several varietals.
- Coffees grown on single farm, on a single mountain, that is a single varietal.
When thinking about single-origin and varietals, we like to refer to criteria set in the wine world. For example, in California, a bottle that claims to be a Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon must contain grapes that are at least 75% cabernet grapes. Furthermore 100% of the grapes in the bottle must be from Napa Valley.