Single-origin coffees are the beloved gems of the specialty coffee world, each with its own unique flavour and story. They bring the taste of a specific region's varietals right into your cup, letting you globe-trot with every sip. Each bean has a tale to tell about its homeland, from volcanic slopes to misty forests. Each crop is a one-of-a-kind experience, as individual as a fingerprint and just as intriguing.
This is why you will often see only the country of origin listed on the label. As a small roaster, it is often difficult to secure the exact same lot from the same farm with every order. Occasionally, I have to order beans from a completely different producer or region. It's a challenge to edit labels every time a new bean is introduced, but the information on the website will always be up to date.
What I absolutely always try to do is order beans with the same characteristics and notes that you've come to expect.
Very generally, here is a breakdown of the common characteristics by country:
Brazil: •natural/dry process •hints of chocolate & nuts •I roast these to a "Dark" roast level
Ethiopia: •natural/dry process •hints of berry with a juicy or wine-like body •I roast these to a "Medium" roast level
Guatemala: •washed/wet process •hints of bright citrus & stone fruits •I roast these on the lighter side of "Medium" roast level
Peru: •washed/wet process •hints of dark chocolate and molasses or brown sugar •I roast these to a "Medium" roast level