Single Origin Coffee
What is Single Origin Coffee?
Single Origin Coffee stands for coffee that is authentic to a particular region or farm. For example, its not enough to know that your coffee is from Colombia. The country has literally hundreds of coffee growing regions across its mountains and valleys and each region has its unique coffee profile. Here at Cervantes Coffee we believe customers should be able to know where exactly their coffee comes from, to enjoy a better coffee experience. While we have developed a few blends specially for our espresso beans, most of our coffee offerings are unique to a coffee farm, a coffee cooperative, or a particular region in a country. You can visit our offering page to learn about our different origins.
Why Drink Single Origin Coffee?
Differences in soil type, climate, elevation, and growing techniques produce coffee of varying flavors and aroma. Single origin coffee thus contains unique characteristics from the region in which it was produced, providing consumers a very authentic drinking experience. Drinking single origin coffee also brings you closer to the growers. An example is our Colombian coffee from the farm of the La Vega family. Their farm is called Finca La Vega, and is located at 1900 meters above sea level in the Province of Antioquia. The unique location of his farm provides those key attributes to his coffee, with a sweet aroma, notes of lemon and nuttiness. We believe drinking this single origin coffee, will make you appreciate the roast profile we have developed for it, while also bringing you a little closer to the farm, and the family who grows it.
Single origin coffee nurtures relationships between producers, roasters, and consumers. Oftentimes, coffee farmers are forced to go against their better judgment and contradict long-standing farming processes and traditions, to mass produce beans for large companies which are searching for huge quantities of coffee, regardless of quality or environmental impact. We, as small-batch buyers and consumers of coffee, can communicate with the farmers, encouraging improved growing techniques and environmental sustainability. As the farmers grow better coffee and use more environmentally-friendly growing techniques, they receive higher prices for their crop—improving the livelihoods of entire families and communities, and keeping the land healthy for the future generations of growers.
Know Where Your Coffee Comes From
By learning the background and stories of the farmers who plant, groom, harvest, and process your coffee, you can feel safe knowing that the processes are environmentally safe and the farmers are receiving fair prices.
We ask you to take a stand for those farmers who work every year to make their coffee better. Different. Fairtrade is good. Organic is good. But if you do not know where your coffee is from, then what good is it? Be a part of the Single Origin movement. Know where your coffee is coming from!