Unblended espresso

Forgive the ugliness of the title, but I think talking about SO (Single Origin) espresso does a great disservice 1 to what people are beginning to achieve and push for.  I am aware that in a way every lot of coffee is a blend on some level but that isn’t what I want to talk about.

Nick Cho highlights the potential advantage of the simplicity of using a single estate or lot in competition over on Portafilter but what is most interesting about all this is that I think we can acknowledge how far we’ve come in coffee recently.

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  1. as well as diverts away from the traceability we often want to highlight  ↩︎