Coffee Blends have been around for a very long time and is traditionally the more popular choice among many coffee drinkers compared to single origins. While I believe that blends have their place among the market, Compound Coffee’s own stance is that of NOT blending. Here’s why.
First of all, let’s examine what constitutes a blend. A single origin (non-blend) would usually be defined as a coffee from a single farm, region, cooperative or washing station/mill etc. A blend would normally be known as a mix of 2 or more single origin coffees. However, many times even a single origin can actually be a blend. Blending can happen at 2 stages; at the farm level or at the roaster’s level.
Coffees, even Single Origins, can be made up of a blend. This can be in the form of different coffee varietals being grown in...