Brewing Basics: New Workshop Dates!
NEW DATES ADDED: June 29 in Asheville and July 20 in Asheville, Atlanta, Boston, Durham, New York, and Philadelphia! This two-hour workshop explores the essentials for brewing great coffee at home.
HaruThis year we worked with Haru and the Yirgacheffe Farmers Cooperative Union to recreate the immaculate coffee we bought last year. Better cherry selection and better processing resulted in another lot exclusively for Counter Culture that hits the hallmarks of a great Yirgacheffe coffee.
Kilenso MokonisaThis coffee from Aklilu Kassa’s washing station in Kilenso Mokonisa in southern Ethiopia showcases what natural sundried processed Ethiopian coffee is all about. Big flavors of blueberry and blackberry are accentuated by a juicy body.
Karatu PeaberryThe Gitwe Farmers cooperative – off the eastern slope of the Aberdare mountain range in Kenya – impressed us with a amazing coffee two years ago. This tiny, few-hundred pound peaberry lot proves that their past great coffee was not just a fluke. Complex, tropical fruit, hibiscus, and citrus notes.
Atu LintangAtu Lintang grew out of a conversation about improving quality at the Jagong mill in Sumatra a few years back. We feel fortunate to have revived this project recently. Look for notes of bell pepper, green grape and spice.
Head Roaster Tim Hill's Trip Report from Popayan, Colombia, in June 2008!
Counter Culture Coffee's head roaster Tim Hill recently collected his notes from his trip to Popayan, Colombia, back in June 2008 ... just in time, too, because the 2008/2009 harvest lot of La Golondrina recently arrived in our warehouse!
In June 2008, Tim visited Virmax, our friends and partners who been instrumental to our relation-building efforts in Popayan, Colombia. During his trip, Tim toured coffee farms, met with farmers, and cupped the coffees that were to comprise the delicious new harvest lot of La Golondrina. To read more about Tim's trip to Popayan, Colombia, please visit our coffee Origins section.