A blend of coffee is literally two or more different types of coffee bean blended together. Any amount of different coffees can be blended together but it is normal for blends to have only between two and four types of bean.
Blending coffee is often done for consistency, you can trust your favourite blend to smell and taste the same whenever you purchase it whereas the taste of single origin coffee can change throughout the year. Coffee can also blended to give unique flavours and aromas that you can’t find within single origin coffee.
The process of blending isn’t as straight forward as you might think. First the coffee beans are selected, this is done with a certain flavour goal in mind and isn’t just a case of trial and error.
Next comes the blending. There is disagreement when it comes creating coffeeblends over whether or not blending should occur before or after roasting, the general consensus is the coffee bean should be roasted together, different beans roast at different rates and this difference in roast can actually help to give a well-rounded flavour for the perfect cup of coffee. Once roasted, the beans can ground and then packaged ready for shipping unless you wish to ground your own coffee beans.
Blended coffees are popular with restaurants and coffee shops who are able to specify their own unique blends for use in their espresso machines.
At The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company we stock a large range of the best coffee blends. We roast the beans and blend on site at our factory in Pluckley. We provide unique blends to local restaurants as well as producing our own blends for sale instore and online. Some of our favourite coffee blends include our Espresso Kentish Roast blend, Italian Roast Coffee and our Breakfast Coffee as well as flavoured coffee blends.