Our Blended Coffee
Blended coffee is a mixture of coffee beans to create a particular flavour, mostly used by restaurants and cafes. Roasteries will pride themselves in their special blend developed by proportional mixing of the coffee beans of different origins to achieve a particular flavour by in-house experimentation.
Businesses specializing in selling coffee online will have their pride and joy – a signature blend especially developed for them by their chosen roastery.
Coffee lovers can benefit and indulge in their special blended coffee of choice from the widest selection now available when shopping for coffee beans online.
Our supplier – a roastery with experienced staff in the coffee industry and master roasters who will your coffee to order, have developed blended coffees that will not disappoint you when you order from us. Here is the selection available for purchase from our coffee shop online now.
All About Blended Coffee and Its Development – An in-depth Look
Blended coffee consists of two or more coffee varieties blended together. Coffees can be selected for blending purpose from the same region or coffees are selected from different growing regions.
Pre-Roast blending is an option that some roasteries favour, meaning the beans are first blended in the right quantities as green coffee beans and then roasted, or a Post-Roast, which means that the coffee beans are first roasted then blended to achieve the desired flavour and tones.
Blending coffee has become a fine art in this new wave of coffee. This developed expertise is aimed entirely at enhancing the best qualities of each single-origin selected for blending aims to enhance the best qualities of each bean. Our coffee beans are selected from complementary flavours to achieve the desired result for our business reputation. We do want customers coming back for more!
For example, delicately flavoured coffee is blended with a coffee that has a tendency toward high citrus acidity. A light-bodied coffee can be blended with another that exhibits smooth chocolate notes and full, velvety mouthfeel.
At The Coffee Rush, we have selected a supplier roastery that has experienced master roasters who artfully blend quality green beans in the right quantities for each blend outcome, then roasts them to the second crack.
What is the Value in Blending Different Varieties of Coffee?
As per the stated examples above, it means the flavours and aromas can be combined to create a very interesting and complex coffee brew. Simple, clean single-origin beans can now be utilized to achieve a well-bodied coffee with enhanced tones. Blending has made it possible to make a coffee deep and rich with the added advantage of including a citrus acidity.
The blending of single-origin coffee has made tailoring a batch of coffee beans to precisely match a preferred special blend by selecting coffee beans that are complementary, so achieving a result of enhancing each other.
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The three major reasons that roasteries chose to develop their expertise in creating blended coffees:
Reducing costs means a more profitable business.
Blended coffees are a very viable product to develop for large commercial roasters, who combine cheaper bean varieties with expensive specialty beans to reduce the cost of their portfolio of coffees.
Consistency for their cup profile.
Blended coffees are a very viable product to develop for large commercial roasters, who combine cheaper bean varieties with expensive specialty beans to reduce the cost of their portfolio of coffees. Consistency is very important to large roasters. Wholesalers and distributors who are their major clients appreciate the consistency of a blend, meaning repeat orders for them from customers. Customers expect a brand of coffee to taste the same, cup after cup.
It enables the creation of unique, signature style coffees
.Signature style coffees are popular with boutique roasteries in particular. If the developed blended flavour is popular, the product is likely to be recommended via word of mouth. This is an advantage for the roastery in that they will have a growing clientele for the blends they produce. Their clientele can include a range of small cafe who would order from them for the same reason – individuals or groups of people that meet regularly returning time after time because the coffee is good.
As an example in our case at The Coffee Rush is our Blue Moon Blend, Mississippi, or our all-time favourite Puccini blend.
Since qualities like body and flavour can differ markedly between farms, regions and even harvests from the same farms, depending on the time of the season or weather, bigger commercial coffee companies are able to ensure the consistent flavour by blending coffees from different regions in order to minimize the differences among them. The result bland coffee with no predominant flavour notes if care isn’t taken to do genuine research by experimentation.
Consistency, however, has been realized to not be the main factor to consider for blending coffees but an artisan or boutique roastery will be motivated to blend coffees to create a specific flavour profile. The true artistry of coffee blending is displayed by discovering and melding the unique qualities of two or more coffees to create a new coffee that is more than the sum of its parts.
It is not only small-batch or boutique roasters that experiment with signature coffee blends. An ever-increasing number of coffee aficionados are taking up coffee cupping. Roasting their coffee at home is becoming a popular means to develop their own personal coffee blends.
A basic understanding of coffee flavours and cup qualities is needed before experimenting with home blending and roasting of coffee with an intimate knowledge of personal likes and preferences. The combination of roasts, regions, and methods creates an uncountable permutation of coffee possibilities!.
Where does a blended coffee work best?
Blended coffees lend themselves well to being used in coffee makers or espresso machines. The blended varieties of coffee work really well combined with milk – often making it the preferred choice for espresso-based drinks such as lattes or cappuccinos. That is an added reason that makes the use of blended coffees favoured in cafes with a regular clientele. Those at home with coffee makers or espresso machines will find our Mississippi blend or Puccini very good and is absolutely our recommended blend for milk-based coffees.
Unlike single-origin coffee, blended coffees tend to have a rounded, harmonious taste. Espresso machines tend to amplify the flavours of the coffee by high pressures that hot water is passed through fine grounds. A bold flavour extraction is achieved which is particularly beneficial to perfect blends.
The New Wave Includes Blended Coffee
History of coffee teaches just that blended coffee had negative connotations that stem from the days when growing and shipping coffee beans was a major endeavour, resulting in it being a luxurious commodity.
Originally coffees were blended to reduce costs by mixing a fine roast with an inferior quality coffee that would not market well and go to waste for the merchant. Blends ensured supply in failing weather or circumstances when“lost” shipments were quite common. Relying on a single source in uncertain times would prove disastrous for any business during times of uncertainty. Coffee was often blended out of necessity, in poor regions, or in the remote territories with much improvising during the process with additives (even the roasting acorns!) to make it go further.
Blending out of necessity meant that the process earned a bad reputation. In recent times, however, there has been a great turn around in how blends are perceived has brought change, with the rise of the new wave coffee movement.
Many modern coffee lovers remain stalwarts of a single-origin coffee as a consistent and flavourful cup, but of late there is also much exploring of modern boutique blends. The “bean-to-cup” popularity has brought improvements in quality across the board. Blending coffee is no longer motivated by savings, but is genuine experimentation is perfected in the exploration of flavour chemistry. Modern roasters have become very experienced and employ their talents to achieve complex and unique blends that add an extra “pizazz” that is more often than not very enjoyable and has a growing good reputation.
The biggest coffee trend, which is single-origin, now has a viable competition thanks to passionate roasteries making use of the diversification of flavours and blends. Blended coffees could well become the new standard of coffee excellence because of the balanced flavours achieved.