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.
Catching Up with our Seeds Program, Week 6
Coffee buyer's agent Hannah posted another weekly update about our Seeds – Sustaining Environmental and Educational Development at Source – program, which was created to structure and define Counter Culture's monetary contributions to projects that are not coffee-quality-specific but still benefit our coffee-producing partners and their communities. This project in this week's update was slightly different, as it involved Hannah as a contracted consultant at the time helping to formalize a study and lead and analyze the research on the social impact of microlots.
Learn more about the program in Seeds portion of our Sustainability coverage, including this week's Seeds update.
NOTE: Today is our last roast date before Christmas. Orders received between now and midnight December 25 will be roasted, packaged, and shipping on Wednesday, December 26. Orders in transit may experience a slight delay. The first installment of our subscriptions is roasted, packaged, and shipped the next business day after we receive your order. We cannot offer order scheduling. We cannot guarantee delivery times on orders shipped via UPS Ground or Flat Rate Shipping for any reason. Sorry. Thanks for your understanding!