September 26, 2022

A good cup of coffee is an omen to start an amazing day. With that kick of energy, a boost of motivation, and a warm beginning, anything seems possible. But, this is only when your cup of coffee is made precisely the way you like it. This is where the trick lies: Making the perfect cup of coffee is all about precision. Every detail plays an important role in this process that could make your coffee taste extraordinarily good or take away its essence. Starting from the main ingredient, coffee blends are what make your coffee taste a certain way. 

With the variety of undertones and notes evident in coffee beans, coffee blends have a lot of room for experimentation and creativity. That is why you will see more coffee blends than single origin coffees.

What is single origin coffee?

Single origin coffee is made from beans that all come from the same geographical location. This could be a single farm, a single region, or even a single country. The term "single origin" is used to distinguish these coffees from blends, which are made from beans sourced from multiple locations. Single origin coffees often have a more distinctive flavor than blends, as the beans all share certain characteristics that are imparted by their shared terroir. In addition, single origin coffees can be traceable back to their source, allowing consumers to know exactly where their beans come from. 

For all of these reasons, single origin coffees are becoming increasingly popular among coffee drinkers who are looking for a unique and memorable experience. Black Velvet offers a wide range of single origin coffee flavours with the Ethiopa flavour being the best-selling one. It has a floral, black grape aroma with a delicate orange and grapefruit flavour, and is usually a good first coffee to try as it is a lighter roast.

What is a coffee blend?

Mixing beans from different regions can create a unique blend of flavour. The most important thing to remember when creating coffee blends is to find beans that have complementary flavors. For example, a light-bodied coffee from Brazil might be paired with a dark roast from Indonesia. The goal is to create a balance of flavors that results in a cup of coffee that is greater than the sum of its parts. Blending also allows roasters to create unique flavor profiles that can be difficult to achieve with single-origin coffees. In addition, blending can help to even out inconsistencies from batch to batch, providing a more consistent product for coffee drinkers.

Popular Coffee Blends

Personalising your coffee can depend entirely on your preferences. Whether you like your coffee strong or light, bitter or sweet, blend or single origin, you can choose what goes in your cuppa. 

Black Velvet’s coffee blends are known for their variety. Our most popular blends are the ‘Voodoo Child’ Blend and the ‘Tiny Dancer’ Blend

Coffee for filter or espresso

Both of these options have their own unique benefits that can help you get the most out of your morning cup of joe.

Filter coffee is typically made with a drip coffee maker, and it offers a more mellow flavor profile. This is ideal for those who want to enjoy their coffee without experiencing any bitterness. Additionally, filter coffee is less acidic than espresso, making it easier on your stomach first thing in the morning.

Espresso, however, is a more concentrated form of coffee. It's made by forcing hot water through tightly packed grounds, and it typically has a stronger flavor than filter coffee. Espresso is also higher in caffeine, so it's perfect for those who need an extra boost to get going in the morning. Additionally, espresso is often used as the base for other popular coffee drinks like lattes and cappuccinos.

So, which should you choose? Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference. If you're looking for a more mellow taste, filter coffee is the way to go. However, if you need an extra boost of energy in the morning, espresso is your best bet. 

Where to buy coffee blends?

Black Velvet coffee blends are unique and come in many different flavours to suit your taste. Varying in consistency from smooth to syrupy, and in strength and bitterness, our coffee blends are precisely created with you in mind. Try our coffee blends and start a journey on exploring different tastes from all over the world.

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