What is single origin coffee?
Single-origin coffee is coffee grown within a single known geographic origin. Single-origins can offer unique characteristics and specific tastes when compared to blended coffees from multiple origins. Coffee shops can market single-origin coffees specifically to add symbolic value to the coffee by highlighting the producer or the coffee's unique origin. Consumers of specialty coffee are often attracted to single-origin coffee for the transparency it often attempts to convey. There are no universal rules or governing body enforcing the labeling of coffee. However, there are governmental bodies in some countries that regulate the coffee market, for example in Brazil. While it is still difficult to accurately authenticate a given...