So, why blend coffee beans?
Well there are many benefits of blending beans from different origins!
Blending coffee is a common practice in the coffee roasting industry, and for good reason. By combining beans from different origins or roasts, roasters can create unique flavour profiles that are not possible with a single origin roast. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of blending coffee, including how it can enhance flavour, increase consistency, and even improve sustainability.
One of the main benefits of blending coffee is the ability to create unique flavour profiles. By blending beans roasters can create a complex and balanced cup of coffee that has a variety of flavours and aromas. For example, our 1690 blend are made from the beans from Honduras and Guatemala giving it its has toffee, butterscotch and caramel notes. We here at Coffee House Lane carefully select different bean to be used in our blends, to create roasters with flavour profile that are truly unique and memorable.
Blending coffee can also help to increase consistency across multiple batches of coffee. By blending beans from different origins, roasters can ensure that each batch of coffee has a consistent flavour profile. This is especially important for roasters like ours who sell their coffee to cafes, restaurants, hotels, etc. as customers expect a consistent taste and quality from their coffee.
Blending coffee can also be a way to improve sustainability in the coffee industry. By blending beans from different origins, roasters can create a market for beans that might not be popular on their own. For example, a roaster might blend beans from two small farm one in Central America with beans from South America. By doing this, the roaster can support small farmers while also creating a unique flavour profile for their customers. Additionally, blending beans from different regions can help to create a more stable market for coffee farmers, as it reduces their reliance on a single origin.
Blending coffee offers a variety of benefits for roasters, from enhancing flavour to improving sustainability. By carefully selecting and blending beans, roasters can create unique and complex flavour profiles that are not possible with a single origin or roast. Additionally, blending can help to increase consistency across multiple batches of coffee and create a more sustainable coffee industry. So, the next time you enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, take a moment to appreciate the art and science of coffee blending!