5 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Single Origin Coffee
What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word coffee? When thinking of your favorite brew, I would imagine your mind immediately takes a back seat to your senses. The aromas and flavors that comprise that cup of coffee can bring feelings of relaxation, comfort, and even euphoria. But...do you ever think past those aromas, those flavors, and those feelings?
Could you be consuming more chemicals than coffee? Is your cup of joe helping or harming the environment? Can the coffee that you drink help to fight disease?
These questions are important, and single-origin coffee is where we find the answers.
What Exactly Is Single Origin Coffee?
Single origin coffee is coffee that is in its purest form, sourced from one place. It comes from a single producer, crop, or region in one country.
Whereas with coffee blends, roasters can mix beans from upwards to 8 or 9 places, possibly from separate countries around the world.
Sourcing from a variety of places can allow for chemical cross-contamination. With single origin, you know exactly where your coffee is coming from.
Why Should YOU Be Drinking Single Origin Coffee?
#1 Avoid Chemicals
How do you take your coffee: hot with a splash of cream or maybe cold-brewed? Whether or not either of these options suits your fancy, I’m fairly certain you didn’t answer “with a teaspoon of pesticides,” or “a splash of mycotoxins.”
Single origin coffee ensures that every bean is of the same quality, is processed and roasted in the same way, and doesn’t allow for the introduction of chemicals that could be present when blending a variety of beans from a variety of locations, climates, temperatures, and farming practices.
#2 Environmentally Friendly
Single origin coffee is generally grown in smaller batches and is only harvested once a year. This promotes farming that is sustainable.
These farming practices maintain biodiversity and preserve bee populations in the area. When you buy single origin coffee, you are supporting small farms where quality is emphasized over quantity.
#3 Nutrient Dense
You’ve heard the sayings: “slow and steady wins the race,” and “good things come with age,” right?
When grown in shade, single origin coffee gains “good things” due to a slower maturation process. Leaves that provide shade for the coffee to grow in fall, decompose, and provide nutrient dense soil in which the coffee plant is grown.
#4 Disease Resistance
In regards to our health, it has been said that everything we put into our body is either fueling or fighting disease. Have you considered where your daily jolt of java lies on that scale? With single origin, you’ve got a disease-fighter!
Single origin coffee beans, grown in nutrient dense soil and natural environments provide important minerals that aid in disease defense. Some have found benefits as impactful as eliminating risks like dementia and heart disease.
Single origin coffee offers a uniqueness of flavor that blends cannot rival.
Single origin beans provide flavor specific to the region, climate, soil, altitude, shade, and farming practices in which they are grown.
Single Origin at Lifeboost
Here at Lifeboost we believe the environment matters. This is why we support sustainable farming practices to protect our land for years to come.
We believe people matter. We support our coffee farmers and believe in making sure they are paid fairly.
We believe YOUR health matters. This is why our certified organic coffee is grown in nutrient-dense soil without the use of pesticides or chemicals and is packed with antioxidants and other disease fighting nutrients.
We ONLY source the purest single origin coffee beans to bring you the cleanest, tastiest cup of coffee.
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