Blending Coffee Beans


Why would you blend different varieties of coffee together? Well, have you ever sipped a Costa Rican coffee and wished that it had just a little more body and richness to it? You may like the deep, rich notes of a Colombia coffee but miss the bright citrus acidity of a Kenyan coffee? When you blend single-origin coffees together, you can tailor the cup to precisely match your preferences by choosing coffees that complement and enhance each other.

The goal of blending is to make a coffee that is higher in cup quality than any of the ingredients individually. But high quality Arabica coffee should be able to stand alone; it should have good clean flavor, good aromatics, body and aftertaste.

Coffee beans can be blended together and roasted to enhance the flavors and traits of individual coffee bean varieties. Blended coffees offer a well-rounded dimension to the taste of good coffee. If single origin coffee is thought of as a single exquisite coffee then a good coffee blend must be considered a melange of pleasing flavor.

The process of creating coffee blends is carried out by combining different coffee beans to create the perfect blend coffee. This is no mean feat when you consider the fact that there are more than 100 different types of coffee and each possesses their own unique characteristics.

Creating the perfect coffee blend is an art form. To blend coffee beans, one carries out the task in order to create a well-rounded flavour that is accompanied by a balanced aroma. There is also a science to the art of blending coffee beans as the coffee roaster is an artisan who also has to be analytical so he can determine which coffee blend combinations bring out the best traits of the coffee beans used.

Coffee blends are created from different varieties of coffee beans. To create our blends we only use best quality  Arabica coffee beans. Single origin Arabica beans brew coffee with an unforgettable aroma and flavour. When used in coffee blends, they produce a distinctive flavour that is immediately identifiable and unmistakable.

Each perfect blend coffee we create, whether a house blend or a breakfast blend perfect for starting the day, is combined all with the aim to create a taste that exceeds the sum of its individual components. When it comes to a coffee blend, our roasters use different types of coffee to obtain the best aroma and flavour possible.

There has been some debate as to whether coffee beans should be blended before or after they are roasted. Discussion holds that blending should be carried out after roasting because different varieties of coffee beans may require different roasting temperatures to obtain the best results. This is true when you consider that some coffee beans have a denser structure, or when there are large variations in the size of coffee beans that go into a blend.

Tibaagan Coffees roasts and blends premium quality Arabica beans and offer a variety of Special blends for you to try and enjoy.