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Single-origin coffee is coffee grown within a single known geographic origin, meaning a single farm. It could also mean an entire country which produces a wide variety of beans. The name of the coffee is then usually the place it was grown to whatever degree available. Single-origins are viewed by some as a way to get a specific taste, and some independent coffee shops have found that this gives them a way to add value over large chains. It is important to note that it should be easy to trace single-origin coffee to its source. Another thing to note is that with the sudden increase in specialty coffee shops, consumers are starting to be interested in the transparency that single-origin coffee offers. 
There are no real rules or governing body enforcing the labeling of coffee. A single origin coffee could be:
- Coffee entirely from one farm.
- Coffee from multiple farms in the same general area. (very common)
- Coffee from multiple farms in the same country.
Types of single-originEdit
Estate coffees are a specific type of single-origin coffee. They are generally grown on a single farm, which might range in size from a few acres to large plantations occupying many square miles, or a collection of farms which all process their coffee at the same mill.
Micro-lot or small-lot coffees are another type of specific single-origin coffee from a single field on a farm, a small range of altitude, and specific day of harvest.
Brands of single-originEdit
Some notable brands of single-origin coffee include:
- Sea Island Clifton Mount Estate
- Ethiopia Nano Challa
- Taylors of Harrogate Colombia
- Union Emporium Caturra Microlot
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