What is “Single Origin” coffee?
Single Origin coffee is simply coffee that was grown in one single geographical location. Therefore, the beans had the same environment while they were being grown. When the beans are harvested and roasted, they are not mixed with other beans but are rather kept as a single bean which allows us to discover specific tastes of specific beans.
Quite regularly, we switch the bean in the grinder with another bean. The reason for this is because beans taste different dependent of where they were grown and the atmosphere in which it grew. Some beans give off a fruity texture while others give off a more bitter texture. Two completely different textures don’t always taste good, which is why we specialise in single origin coffee.
The coffee information has been provided to us by our friends at Badger & Dodo (www.badgeranddodo.ie)
Brazil - Ipanema
Behind Ipanema’s coffee quality there is a complex modern organizational infrastructure. Since its foundation in 1969, the company has aimed at providing a full range of specialty coffees, with consistency and traceability. Since then, Ipanema has merited awards and distinctions, being recognized as one of the best Coffee Production Companies in the world with the most exquisite coffees.
Colombia - San Gerardo
In this estate the crop is shaded with trees of Eucaenay Carbonero. The farmer lives with his wife and his two children. At harvest time the farm employs 15 to 20 people per day. The state uses pulp to produce manure.
Guatemala - San Juan
San Martin Jilotepeque, a valley over from Antigua and it is a relatively new region for coffee growing in Guatemala. It is a very dry area, however the soils are virgin; with coffee being the first crop ever harvested. This gives the region a great advantage due to the amounts of nutrients founds in...
Kenya - Thunguri
Thunguri is a primary wet mill or “factory” as they are known in Kenya, located on the southern slopes of Mount Kenya in Kirinyaga District. It is associated with Kibirigwi Co Operative and has a total of 1025 active farmers delivering coffee each year to be fully washed, processed and sun dried.
Mexico - Finca Muxbal
The farm is managed by mother and son team Maeggi Rodriguez and Jorge Gallardo. It was purchased in 1959 by Maeggi’s father, Don Enrique, a man who was very much a pioneer of his time. He introduced three key principles that remain as important today as they were then: social responsibility, environmental sustainability and the production of very high quality coffee.