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.
Dean & DeLuca Features Counter Culture Coffee in Iron Chef-style Competition2-10-10
Our friends at Dean & DeLuca recently invited five of their executive chefs from around the country to New York for an Iron Chef-inspired battle of culinary artistry and skill. Much to our surprise and delight, Counter Culture Coffee was revealed as the “secret” ingredient the chefs were instructed to use in every one of their five dishes! Delicious, creative highlights included seared scallops with French lentils and a coffee-citrus sauce; beef with a coffee and chili rub with Romanesco vegetables in coffee oil; and fresh berries with a coffee-infused mascarpone.
Read more about the event, including the results, at Dean & DeLuca’s Gourmet Food Blog.