What Are the Best Single-Origin Coffees?

Have you considered switching up your usual coffee but aren’t sure what to pick? Read this article. It discusses our picks for the best single-origin coffees. 

Best Single-Origin Coffees
Keep in mind that single-origin coffees are typically seasonal

Have you ever stood in front of a wall of coffee at the grocery store, feeling lost? You want to try something new but don’t know where to start. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to find out our picks for the best single-origin coffees available.

Do keep in mind that single-origin coffees are typically seasonal. So if you can’t find a particular one at the moment, wait a few months for it to show back up on your grocery shelf. And while you wait, go ahead and give your second choice a try!

Best Overall Pick: Ethiopia Yirgacheffee

Ethiopian Coffee, Yirgacheffe Region, Organic, Whole Bean, Fresh Roasted, 16-ounce
  • 100% Pure Ethiopian Coffee Beans - Yirgacheffe, Medium-bodied and brilliantly acidy with rough, fruity or winy tones. Thick body and an earthy aroma coupled with lemon, blueberry and blackberry notes.
  • Organically grown, Medium/Light Roast whole beans allowing the true flavor characteristic to come through for a remarkable taste.
  • Fresh roasted then immediately packed and sealed to assure freshness.
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed.

What Is Great About It?

Unless you spend a fair amount of time reading about the history of coffee, you may not be familiar with this bean. It does not have the same fame as some other single-origin coffees, but the flavor profile makes it our overall winner.

The flavor profile will typically include heavy floral notes, and you may catch hints of chocolate, berry, or nuts.

Are There Any Drawbacks?

Due to its exceptional quality, it does come with a premium price tag.

Best Full-bodied Coffee: Sumatra

Copper Moon Sumatra, Whole Bean Coffee, 5 Pound Bag, Dark Roast Coffee with Smoothly Bold, Earthy Flavors, and Herbal Notes, (230110)
  • PREMIUM COFFEE BLEND: Sumatra premium dark roast coffee is a bold blend sourced from the remote reaches of Indonesia.
  • CAFÉ QUALITY COFFEE BREWED BY YOU: Enjoy the uniquely smooth smoky character and herbal notes mixed with roasted almond and an earthy aroma.
  • COPPER MOON COFFEE WHOLE BEAN: Copper Moon Coffee is Gluten Free, Non GMO, Allergen Free and Kosher. Our whole bean coffee is prepared in single batches and perfect for coffee lovers who prefer to grind at home for peak freshness and brew with a drip style, french press, pour over or reusable Keurig K-cup.
  • REACH FOR THE MOON!! Copper Moon Coffee is a family roastery focused on a simple mission: to create evenly roasted, uniquely smooth, high grade coffee, giving you a perfectly satisfying taste that’s out of this world.
  • SUSTAINABLE COFFEE SOURCING: Copper Moon Coffee has created our own globally sustainable coffee bean sourcing program. "SEE Copper Moon Rising" is an outwardly focused goal to achieve a positive social, economic, and environmental impact. We accomplish this by sourcing the best green coffee beans in high elevation and low elevation areas, as well as organic and single origin coffee beans from small family owned farms. Our goal is to empower women farmworkers, enhance income for small farms and focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

What Is Great About It?

Sumatra produces some of the world’s best coffees. Year over year, their farms provide high-quality coffee beans. As a result, Sumatran coffee tends to have a very earthy profile, both in taste and body.

The flavor profile will vary, depending on which part of the island where the beans get sourced. However, they all tend to be full-bodied, with rich flavor. In addition, you may catch some notes of spice, herbs, and wood.

Are There Any Drawbacks?

If you aren’t keen on the idea of an earthy, herbal flavor to your coffee, you may want to check out our pick for the best coffee with fruity undertones instead.

Best Hard to Find Coffee: Kona Coffee 

Kona Gold Coffee Whole Beans - 16 oz, by Kona Gold Rum Co. - Freshly Roasted Medium/Dark Roast Extra Fancy - 100% Kona Coffee | Peach Notes With Creamy Tones
  • The Finest Single Estate Whole Bean Kona Coffee: Our Kona coffee beans are hand-picked, wet-method processed, sun-dried, and air roasted to ensure a smooth, clean-tasting, highly aromatic cup of coffee; After grinding, you can brew them in a French press, espresso machine or basic coffee maker
  • Award Winning Low Acid Coffee Beans: Although this whole bean coffee is highly caffeinated, it won't cause jitters – just smooth, clean energy, and focus all day long; It's also low acid, which is perfect for coffee drinkers with sensitive stomachs
  • Experience The Intense, Unique Flavor Profile: This medium-dark roast combines crisp, fruity notes with creamy undertones of molasses and brown sugar for a simply remarkable cup of coffee; Choose from a 16 oz or 8 oz bag – we also have a Special Edition Ultraviolet Blu Light Infused Biodynamic roast we think you'll love
  • Extra Fancy, Single Origin Kona Hawaiian Coffee: Our Kona coffee beans are 100% authentic (no blends) and meticulously grown in the shade of Macadamia Nut and Ohia trees in the mineral-rich volcanic soil on our farm in the Kona region of Hawaii, which has the perfect microclimate for growing coffee beans
  • Providing You A Taste Of The Hawaiian Islands: We're a small, family-owned business with a goal of helping coffee enthusiasts far and wide discover the best of the best authentic Hawaiian coffee and experience the lands where it is farmed and roasted

What Is Great About It?

Kona coffee is grown in shaded, volcanic soil and at higher elevations in Hawaii. As such, it has an incredibly unique flavor profile that is unmatched by any other coffee bean. It also has a short growing season, lasting only two months.

The flavor profile is clean and fruity. You may also taste hints of honey or milk chocolate.

Are There Any Drawbacks?

Pure Kona Coffee can be rather pricey. Therefore, it may not be the best choice for your everyday coffee. Instead, look for it to spice up special occasions!

Best “Fruity” Coffee: Kenya AA 

Fresh Roasted Coffee, Unroasted Kenya AA, Kosher, 5 Pound
  • Perfect for at-home coffee roasters.
  • High-quality raw unroasted coffee beans.
  • ALL Fresh Roasted Coffee Is Kosher Certified, Sustainably Sourced and Packaged in USA.
  • 5 lb. Bag
  • Our unroasted coffee selections are intended for roasting purposes. We do not recommend consuming unroasted coffee.

What Is Great About It?

Kenya is known for producing exceptional coffee, and the Kenya AA bean is no different. It offers the ideal balance in its flavor profile. It is rich and complex while still retaining some great fruity undertones.

Are There Any Drawbacks?

If you are not keen on fruity undertones in your coffee, you’ll want to forgo this particular one. Instead, check out our pick for the best overall or best full-bodied coffee.

Bonus Low Acid Pick: Indonesian Sulawesi

Lucy Jo's Coffee, Organic Sulawesi Low Acid, Whole Bean, 11 oz
  • Certified Organic Sulawesi Low Acid Dark Roast
  • 100% Organic Arabica Beans from Sulawesi
  • Hints of vanilla and cedar with bakers chocolate undertone
  • Energetic and lively yet earthy and low acid
  • Small batch roasted by hand for optimum flavor in our family-run facility, One 11 oz bag of WHOLE BEAN

What Is Great About It?

A lot of coffee can be acidic and upset the stomachs of some coffee lovers. While there are a few ways to combat this in your standard cup, why not start with a lower acidic profile?

Indonesian Sulawesi is relatively low in acidity, making it a much smoother cup of coffee. In addition, the flavor profile is full, rich, and smokey. You may taste hints of chocolate and spice.

Are There Any Drawbacks?

Not at all. It is a delicious coffee and has a lower acidity than most. You can’t go wrong.