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SINGLE ORIGIN: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE

So, what’s the deal with Single Origin Coffee?
Why does it matter?
Why should you buy Single Origin, instead of the generic stuff?
Let’s take a closer look!

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DEFINING SINGLE ORIGIN: THE KEY TO COFFEE PERFECTION

The most important thing about single origin is its uniqueness. With single origin, you know exactly where your coffee is from and that it’s a specific coffee, not a blend.

 

Usually of a higher quality, Single Origin coffee is from a particular farm located in a unique setting, whilst its flavor depicts its location of "birth", possessing characteristics of that specific area where the particular coffee was grown.

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FARM IMPACT: HOW YOUR PURCHASE HELPS SMALLER FARMS THRIVE

So what effect has the increasing popularity of single origins had on production?

 

To quote Jorge Raul Rivera, Vice President of J. Raul Rivera S.A de C.V and representative of Finca Santa Rosa, El Salvador:

 

“The customer is able to appreciate all the hard work in one year’s harvest and it also encourages a farmer to work harder and show off his hard work through an amazing coffee experience for the consumer. It is also empowering because if the farmer delivers excellence and the end customer then continues to demand that quality, the roaster is compelled to pay the farmer a fair price for his product.”

 

So next time you order a specialty coffee, remember that you’re playing a role in the pursuit of higher-quality products and ethical business practices. Feels pretty good, doesn’t it?

 

Certain farmers (labelled specialty farmers) are developing and improving high-quality crops in response to our demand. Some experiment with the control they have over the growth stage, the harvesting times and techniques, and the milling and the processing methods.

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WHAT DO COFFEE FARMERS SAY ABOUT SINGLE ORIGIN?

Now that we’ve heard all about the theory of single origins, what do the coffee farmers themselves say about these coffees?

As Andres Salaverria of Jasal Cafe in El Salvador puts it, “Single origin coffees allow the consumer to understand a specific coffee or profile in its own right… It’s also a great way to show consumers what’s behind a specific coffee and the love and passion each producer puts into its production.”


Today’s coffee farmers, particularly those focused on specialty and single origins, take immense pride in the quality of their coffee. They care about the end result in the cup and how that translates to the consumer.

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READY TO TRY "REAL" COFFEE?


Cino Noir is founded on a simple principle:
Small stock, high-quality batches, and unique flavors.

If you're ready to give us a try, hop on over to see what's on the menu!

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