Single-origin coffee is coffee grown within a single known geographical origin. Sometimes this is a single farm or a specific collection of beans from a single country. The name of the coffee is then usually the place it was grown to whatever degree available. Single-origins are viewed by some as a way to get a specific taste, and some independent coffee shops have found that this gives them a way to add value over large chains.
Depending on the area where coffee is harvested we can have micro-lot, single-estate or single origin coffee. The term single country is sometimes used to denote that coffee was harvested from one single country. Single country coffee beans, however, does not qualify as single origin.