Why single origin coffee flavours vary

Sometimes, a single origin coffee will taste different over the years.

That's the nature of single origin coffee - the taste is whatever the crop produces that year.

While our buyer works with the brokers to get the tastes as consistent as possible when buying.

Our master roaster then works to bring out the desired characteristics of each origin by varying the roasting time and temperature.

But there's only so much we can do.

Coffee, like apples, are a crop. Sometimes you have a good year, sometimes you don't. This can vary dramatically based on rainfall, wind, average temperatures, amount of sunshine, cyclic weather patterns like el nino, etc.

That's part of the fun of single origin coffees, as well as a trade-off you have to accept.

Unfortunately, once the harvest for each year is gone, it's gone for good.

If you're looking for a consistent flavor, you'll have to go with a blend. This gives us more leniency to mix in other origins to achieve a specific flavor profile.