One and Only: Single-Origin Items

The source may be singular, but the end product represents a confluence of trends like gourmet, fair trade and locally grown. Single-origin items have a lot going for them right now. Sourcing from such far-flung locales as Sumatra and Kenya is allowing companies to capitalize on shoppers' desire to know where their food dollars are going, and that the goods they buy are sustainable. This has helped

The source may be singular, but the end product represents a confluence of trends like gourmet, fair trade and locally grown.

Single-origin items have a lot going for them right now. Sourcing from such far-flung locales as Sumatra and Kenya is allowing companies to capitalize on shoppers' desire to know where their food dollars are going, and that the goods they buy are sustainable. This has helped push the fair trade industry to sales increases of 40% a year, according to data from g

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