Coffee connoisseurs are always on the lookout for that perfect cup of coffee that tantalises their taste buds. One of the ongoing debates in the coffee world revolves around a blend vs single origin coffee. While both signature blends and single origin coffees have their own loyal fans. In this blog, we explore the benefits of single origin coffees over a blend. We will also review current single origin coffee trends in the UK and outline why single origins are often seen as more distinctive compared to their blend counterparts which have a reputation for rounded flavours.
Join us for an exploration of an age old coffee debate, which is: blend vs single origin coffee. We will also highlight some of our favourites from our coffee collection that you might like to try.
Single Origin Coffee
Brewing a Single Origin
When it comes to exploring the world of coffee, single origin coffee beans offer a unique experience. Single origin coffees originate from a specific geographic region or farm, showcasing the distinct flavour profiles associated with that particular terroir. By brewing a single origin, coffee lovers can appreciate the coffee as its coffee farmers intended. As nuances and characteristics specific to that region are preserved and are not diluted by the addition of additional beans. It allows for a deeper understanding of the flavours and aromas that define the coffee, offering a more immersive flavour and sensory experience.
Embracing Single Origin Espresso In The UK
In recent years, the United Kingdom has seen a growing trend of coffee aficionados opting for single origin espresso. This preference stems from the desire to explore the diverse range of flavours offered by different coffee producing regions around the world including Columbia, Brazil, Yemen and Rwanda to name but a few . Single origin espressos allow for a heightened appreciation of the unique taste profiles, encouraging a deeper connection with the origin and unique story behind the coffee.
Distinctive Display of Coffee Characteristics
Single origin coffees provide an excellent platform to showcase the unique characteristics of a specific region. The flavour notes, acidity, body, and aroma are often distinct and can serve as a showcase of the diversity offered by coffee-growing regions around the world. Whether it's the fruity and floral notes of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe or the chocolatey richness of Colombian beans, single origins offer a captivating journey through the world of coffee flavours.
Signature Coffee Blends
Seasonal Blend versus Single Origin For Milky Drinks
When it comes to milky drinks like lattes and cappuccinos, the choice between a seasonal blend and a seasonal single origin depends mostly on personal preference. While a seasonal single origin can provide a distinctive flavour profile, a seasonal blend offers a harmonious balance of flavours. The blend's composition allows it to complement the milk, creating a well-rounded and satisfying drink. Coffee connoisseurs have their own preference as to which type of coffee beans they prefer for their milky coffees.
A Refined and Rounded Flavour Experience
Coffee blends, on the other hand, offer a harmonious balance of flavours derived from carefully selected beans from different regions. Blending coffee is an art that requires skill and expertise to achieve a consistent yet enticing flavour profile. By combining different origins, coffee roasters including Peaberry Coffee Roasters can create a blend that caters to a broad range of taste preferences. Blends often result in a more rounded and balanced flavour experience. Coffee lovers that drink signature blends tend to enjoy a pleasant and consistent cup of coffee.
Wholesale Coffee For Coffee Shops - Single Origin Coffee vs Coffee Blends
From a cost perspective, using single origin coffee beans may be less cost-effective for coffee shops compared to coffee blends. Single origin beans are often priced at a premium due to their sometimes limited availability and distinct characteristics. Whereas, coffee blends allow for more flexibility in sourcing beans and substituting beans that are either unavailable or in limited supply. This results in a more affordable price point. For coffee shops aiming to offer consistency and affordability while still providing quality coffee, signature coffee blends can be a simpler option.
If you are looking for a new wholesale coffee supplier for your business, why not contact us to discuss your requirements? We have helped a variety of coffee-serving businesses to serve exceptional coffee and currently supply a wide range of outlets including restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels. Contact the Peaberry team today.
Explore The Peaberry Speciality Coffee Collection
Whether you prefer a standout single origin coffee or a super signature blend, the Peaberry speciality coffee collection has something for everyone. All our coffees are speciality grade and typically have a cupping score of over 80, which is testament to their quality. We work with a carefully selected range of coffee farmers and ethically source coffee from them, ensuring that they receive a great price for their coffee.
Our master roaster carefully small-batch roasts our ethically sourced coffee beans so they are ready to be delivered direct to your door. Discover our single origin coffee and signature blends including our popular Peace & Hope blend which is loved by our valued customers.