Fresh Roasted Coffee Blends
By definition, coffee blends consist of two or more types of different coffee beans. They might be combined together when they are still raw, or green, so prior to roasting them, or they can also be roasted separately and then blended afterwards.
There can be many reasons to develop a coffee blend, so we have listed some below.
Due to the fact that coffee is a fresh produce, that varies from season to season, coffee roasters mix a variety of beans to achieve higher levels of consistency between different batches. The taste of the same coffee beans will be different each year, depending on many factors such as weather, farming and harvest decisions, transport, storage, storage sacks used and more. Many people like to enjoy a similar coffee, one they know they like, so a blend makes this possible.
Another factor that lends itself to blending coffee is the aim of highlighting characteristics of multiple individual coffees. Some beans display more desirable characteristics than others, and they can work together to produce a superior flavour or aroma when compared to the individual bean. Some beans may be sweet and fruity, but lack body or finish, so when blended together with a lower acid, longer finish bean, that maybe isn't as sweet, then you may achieve the best of both beans.
But just like mixing spices when cooking, not all blends will work together, while others may unexpectedly surprise.
The art of blending different coffee beans is a skilful one. It can be a lifelong journey for dedicated coffee roasters, full of learning and lots of tasting. We try to create a wonderful and memorable cup of coffee with every blend, depending on the preferences of our clients. That is usually a rich, smooth and creamy cup of coffee they can enjoy any time of day.
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