Single Origin Espresso (SOE) VS Blend Espresso

What are difference between single-origin espresso beans (SOE) and blended espresso beans?



The most widely understood single-origin espresso bean is a single-variety or single-producing area coffee bean. This is a concept that is beneficial to growers because it can distinguish the flavors of a producing area from the source. Single products are more of a single production area. For example, Yega has a typical citrus flavor, and Kenya has a fruit flavor. Even if it is added with beans from the RUIRU11 tree, Kenya is still called a single product. In addition, many top African manors can come up with a single species, such as the geisha species of the Panama Emerald Manor.

In the consumer terminal market, the daily pragmatic use of single-origin coffee is for the comparison of Italian milk coffee (that is, coffee mixed with milk and other additives). Single-origin coffee here is only, mere meaning, that is, only coffee. black only. That is, black coffee, without any milk, purely taste the original best flavor of a single coffee bean, and the single-origin coffee is mainly extracted by hand or siphon pot, and it is also emphasized to brew the single-origin coffee by hand. Flavor. The meaning of pursuing a single variety is to promote the unique flavor of coffee beans, and to emphasize the unique flavor of coffee of this coffee tree species, which is a way to enhance the value of the product.




In the entire coffee industry chain, if you trace the origin from the cooked beans (roasted coffee beans) in the coffee shop, from the cooked beans, the top is the green coffee beans. Because single-origin coffee uses a single producing area or a single variety of coffee beans, the quality of green coffee beans is good, and the purchase price is also high. Served with coffee beans.



So what is blended coffee beans?




Generally speaking, the green beans of espresso coffee are blended with several kinds of coffee beans to roast the mature beans, also called blended coffee, which is to mix various single-origin coffee beans together, so as to fully utilize the specialties of various single-origin coffee beans. Give play to each other's strengths and complement each other's strengths, complement or enhance the taste, thereby creating a richer new taste of coffee. Different coffee beans have different personalities due to different varieties and origins. There are subtle differences in sourness, bitterness, sweetness, aroma, body and other flavors. Many blended coffees contain three to seven different types of coffee beans. In addition, single-origin coffee beans tend to emphasize the unique characteristics of a certain type of coffee, such as Blue Mountain coffee.




Blended coffee is also called blended coffee. Almost all of the popular Italian coffee nowadays belong to the category of blended coffee. We generally roast two or more different types of coffee or the same type of coffee to different degrees. The coffee mixed together is called mixed coffee. Blended coffee is definitely not a simple addition, but hope that through the blender's unique knowledge of coffee flavor, different coffee beans can complement each other's strengths, and blend coffee beans with excellent flavor. The roast master understands the characteristics of each coffee bean and blends them artistically to create a desired new flavor. The knowledge of roasting masters to mix coffee beans and roasted coffee is the highest industry secret.




In the United States, 100% Arabica coffee beans are used to blend the best blended coffee. In Italy, some Robust coffee beans are added to coffee blends to increase the complexity of its fat, caffeine, and coffee flavor. Italy has generations of experts in blending coffee beans.


Depending on the type of coffee, the blended coffee will have different characteristics in taste.




(1) Comprehensive coffee with balanced taste


The premium blended coffee is the best combination of sourness, bitterness and aroma. It is made by mixing these coffee beans together. For example: Guatemalan coffee beans with strong sour taste, Mexican coffee beans with both sour and sweet taste, Brazil beans with soft bitter taste, these coffee beans are blended in equal proportions, and the appropriate amount of strong sour Kilimanjaro coffee beans are mixed in. The coffee beans have a balanced taste and a moderate concentration.


(2) Bitter-based comprehensive coffee


To make strong-tasting coffee beans, it is necessary to choose strong-tasting coffee beans. Such coffee beans include Sumatra Mandheling from Indonesia, Colombian beans with strong bitterness and sourness, Brazilian beans with moderate bitterness and sourness, and sourness. Lord Kilimanjaro beans. The coffee beans prepared in this way have a strong bitterness and are deeply loved by coffee lovers.



(3) Comprehensive coffee based on sourness


To make coffee beans with strong sourness, Kilimanjaro coffee beans must be used as the main ingredients. On this basis, they are accompanied by the soft-tasting Moka Plateau Hara from Ethiopia, Brazilian beans and Hawaiian Kona with moderate acidity. A comprehensive coffee with outstanding sourness can be prepared.



(4) Comprehensive coffee based on aroma



The aroma-based blended coffee is a mixture of various coffee beans with different characteristics, and the aroma is more intense. Based on the fragrant Guatemalan SHB, the sour Kilimanjaro beans and the natural fruity Mocha Plateau Jala can be used to make a rich aromatic comprehensive coffee.




(5) American blended coffee


For those who do not like over-flavored, single-origin coffee, and only pursue their own taste, American-style blended coffee should be the first choice. It uses moderately roasted coffee beans, mainly Brazilian beans with a balanced sour and bitter taste, with sweet and sour Mexican beans and Jamaican washed beans with aroma and bitterness. The unique flavor of American blended coffee was born.



(6) Rich and heavy comprehensive coffee


To highlight the strong taste, it is necessary to first choose Colombian beans with a thick taste and moderate acidity, on this basis, with Brazilian beans with a balanced taste, and a comprehensive coffee with a strong aroma and outstanding bitterness. If you want to add some sweetness, you can mix it with coffee beans with a soft bitter taste.  




For espresso coffee, people mix and blend coffee beans mainly for the following purposes:


1. Stable flavor


Because coffee beans are a kind of crop, even the same kind of coffee beans, its flavor will be different every year, so mixing several kinds of coffee beans together can solve this problem very well, which can make every year The taste is basically the same.



2. Balance the taste


Since one feature of the espresso machine is to amplify the most significant flavor characteristics of the coffee beans, we rarely use a single variety of coffee to make Espresso, otherwise if the coffee beans are bitter, the resulting Espresso will be abnormal Bitter, sour will be very sour. So we need to balance various flavors through blending.



3. Reduce costs


In fact, the cost reduction is due to the fact that coffee producing areas are often affected by natural and man-made disasters and thus reduce production. At that time, because they are blended, you only need to find a similar taste and replace the corresponding coffee beans in the recipe. Go to a big price to snap up coffee beans whose prices have increased due to reduced production, or you can reduce the ratio of good coffee varieties Arabica (Arabica) in blending coffee beans, and increase the ratio of poorer varieties of Robusta beans. Achieve cost reduction. There is a big price difference between different types of green coffee beans. Here is the data of lifetime bean dealers for your reference. The green coffee beans from 2015WBC champion Sasa Sestics Project Origin, among them the high-quality Ethiopian Kongjia G1, and the retail price of 1kg of Aricha G1 are 169 yuan per kilogram. Such a cup of green coffee is about 88 points. A cup of Colombian Sotara Cauca washed Cadura with 90 points of green beans (yes, 90 points in the coffee circle, it is the best), the price of such green beans, the retail price of 1kg is 230 yuan, which is good Varieties of green coffee beans. If it is not a good green coffee bean variety, it is even possible that the retail price of 1KG is only about one-tenth or less of that of a good green coffee bean variety, and the price difference between green beans is very large.


In addition, generally speaking, the price difference between green coffee beans and cooked coffee beans is also very large.





4. Exclusive coffee flavor


Because the blending of different coffee beans allows different coffee beans to complement each other's strengths, and reconcile a blended coffee bean with excellent flavor. In addition, the coffee roaster understands the characteristics of each coffee bean and blends them artistically to create a desired new flavor. Therefore, the knowledge of the roasting data curve of the roasting master mixed coffee beans and roasted coffee beans can be described as the highest industry secret. Through different coffee beans blending and different coffee roasting, you can create your own coffee's unique flavor and taste. This is also the characteristic that many specialty coffee shops and coffee shops that focus on coffee quality demand self-roasting.


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