Updated Feb 20, 2020
Single origin coffees aren’t actually named all that creatively. They’re coffees from one place – a single origin. Unlike blends, single origin coffees let you fully appreciate a specific origin’s characteristics.
Single origin coffees are from one place, but there’s no industry-wide agreement on how large or small the area can be. For instance, single origin may indicate one:
(A micro-lot is a small plot of land with unique conditions that is specially cared for by the people farming it.)
To use a negative definition, single origin coffees are definitely not
While more specific and more traceable coffees are great and definitely considered single origin, here is our minimum bar for what we consider to be single origin –
There are various exceptions to all these rules and every coffee is different. But we like this general structure, to know how to think about it.
At Driftaway Coffee, we love single-origin coffees; all of our coffees are single-origins. We think knowing where your coffee comes from and being confident the producer was paid fairly and quickly is even more important, though. That’s why we not only strive to roast great coffees, but we also include stories about the farmers and producers who grow and process the coffees we purchase. We respect them as much as we respect you, and we want you to feel connected with them.
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