Single-origin coffee is coffee grown within a single known geographic origin. Single origins can offer unique characteristics and specific tastes when compared to blended coffees from multiple origins.
Some independent coffee shops have found that using single-origin coffee beans instead of a blend of beans gives them a way to add value over large chains, as the implications of single-origin suggest better quality, which is often true. Consumers of specialty coffee are often attracted to single-origin coffee for the transparency it offers. There are no universal rules or governing body enforcing the labeling of coffee; One Great Coffee only offers Grade One Specialty Arabica Beans, simply the best!