What is Single-Origin Coffee?


A coffee scale with 340 grams of Common Sense Coffee's Washington Roast on it. This was the company's first coffee to be sent to a customer.

Have you ever heard or enjoyed single-malt whiskey or single-vineyard wine? You know these whiskeys and wines taste better than your normal off-the-shelf party liquor and box wine. But why do they taste better? They taste better because they are distilled or fermented at a single source, using a single grain or grape. This allows for a higher level of quality control with less variability, giving you a better drinking experience!

So if you like single-malt whiskeys or single-vineyard wines and like coffee, you’ll surely enjoy a great cup of single-origin coffee. Single-origin coffee is sourced from one region (or origin) of the world. Think Colombia, Kenya, or Ethiopia. Drinking single-origin coffee gives you the confidence that you know where your coffee came from and that it tastes better!

Are you interested in reading more about single-origin coffee? Check out our blog post here that goes in more detail!