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Choosing your coffee: blend or pure origin?

When it comes to coffee, there are blended coffee lovers and fervent defenders of pure origin coffee. But how to make your choice? To help you find the coffee you need, we explain the differences and characteristics of blends and pure origin coffees.


Before anything else, you should know that a blend coffee is a mixture of coffees from various origins. Made by the roaster, this blend allows you to obtain a particular aroma, by playing on the proportions of the various coffee beans. Generally, a blend is made up of one part Arabica and another part Robusta. While the first variety is rather mild in the mouth, the other is much more powerful. The blend makes it possible to better balance the aromatic palette of the coffee and, thus, to please the tastes of as many people as possible. If the blending is successful, it can even result in high quality coffee. In addition, it is particularly suitable for beginners who are discovering this beverage. The main fault of the blend concerns its personality. Indeed, as it is a mixture, it is sometimes difficult to precisely grasp its aromas and character. A point which explains why coffee connoisseurs are moving more towards pure origin local coffee.


Unlike blended coffee, pure origin coffee is not mixed and comes from a single geographic region. With its strong character, its particular aromas and its power, it is a coffee which is above all appreciated by those in the know, whose palate is trained enough to savor it fully. Much less consensual than blended coffee, pure origin coffee will not be able to get everyone to agree. You should also know that such coffee is 100% Arabica, which explains its less developed aromas and its less pronounced power than a blend. Within pure origin coffees, we also find grand cru coffee. This is a local coffee with a large origin (like Jamaica or Ethiopia for example), produced in small quantities and very rare. Keep in mind, however, that the choice of coffee should be made according to your tastes. No need to go for a pure origin if you prefer sweetness and balance in the mouth. But if you want to try it, we advise you to start with Araku pure origin coffees.

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