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Apollo$15.75 | 12 oz bag – or subscribe and get 10% off
We are transfixed by Ethiopian coffees—Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, after all. And we are inspired by their floral, citrusy bright notes for the coffees that we use in Apollo.
BaroidaEastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea $18.25
Beautiful, unique, and challenging hardly begin to tell the story of coffee in Papua New Guinea. Year after year, despite immense challenges, the Colbran family—owners of the Baroida farm—produce what we consider not just the best coffee out of Papua New Guinea, but possibly the best out of the whole Pacific. This impeccably curated lot, selected specifically for Counter Culture, features notes of candied walnut, molasses, and citrus.
Big Trouble$15.25 | 12 oz bag – or subscribe and get 10% off
Big Trouble offers nutty, caramel flavors people know and love, which may seem easy—and our goal is to make it easy to enjoy in any brewer—but it's actually one of the most challenging for us, because clean, sweet, low-acidity coffees from small-scale farms can be elusive.
Birhanu Zerihun – Natural SundriedKochere, Ethiopia $19.25
In 1986, Birhanu Zerihun inherited 1.5 hectares of land in Kochere, Ethiopia, from his father. Since then, Birhanu and his family expanded the farm to a total of 10 hectares—with the intention of continuing to grow. They have also been building more infrastructure at the site where Birhanu processes coffee to experiment with additional processing techniques in the future. This year's natural sun dried coffee is full of jammy fruit tones like raspberry and strawberry that are complemented by a juicy mouthfeel.
BuchiroSouth Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo $19.00 | 12 oz bag
The challenges of working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo can be staggering at times, however, so is the potential to produce staggering coffee quality in this Central African nation. This organic coffee comes to us from the Buchiro washing station found on the shores of beautiful Lake Kivu. Buchiro—which is run by the Muungano Cooperative—could not be better positioned to execute the potential quality we are talking about. Rich volcanic soils, local Bourbon varieties, and breathtaking elevations converge in this selection to bring vibrant flavors of clementine, black tea, and green grape.
Dido Birre – Natural SundriedKochere, Ethiopia $19.50
Dido Birre started farming coffee in 1962 on two hectares of land that he inherited from his family. Over the past 56 years he has invested in quality improvement, purchased more land, and built new infrastructure. Dido actively manages a total of 6.5 hectares in the villages of Biloya and Ononcho in the Kochere woreda of the Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia. His meticulous farming and processing techniques yield some of the best examples of natural sundried coffees from the area. Expect notes of dried blueberry, vanilla, and pastry.
Fast Forward$15.00 | 12 oz bag – or subscribe and get 10% off
In Fast Forward, we offer similar coffees from different harvest periods, making it easy to enjoy fresh coffees throughout the year. And Fast Forward allows us to evolve by working with emerging coffee projects.
Finca El Puente – Variety SetLa Paz, Marcala, Honduras $32.00 | three 4 oz bags
Counter Culture has been purchasing coffee from Finca El Puente since 2005. We've grown along with them, and today, we consider it one of the most innovative farms in the world. In addition to their main Catuaí lot, owners Marysabel Caballero and Moisés Herrera grow exotic varieties under unique conditions, test experimental processing techniques, and generally push every aspect of coffee production to improve the coffee and the farm itself. We have selected their exemplary Gesha, SL-28, and Java varieties as representation for some of their finest work.
These coffees boast specific variety characteristics that are unmistakable. The opportunity to taste each side by side is exciting and uncommon!
Finca KilimanjaroSanta Ana, El Salvador $30.00
Aida Batlle has always been eager to experiment with her coffees, which makes working with her a never-ending and rewarding learning experience for us. She is recognized throughout the coffee world for creating great coffees through her dedication to careful processing, and Finca Kilimanjaro represents this fine attunement to quality. This coffee continues to be the best and most distinct coffee we taste from El Salvador with notes of white grape, vanilla, and citrus.
Forty-Six$15.25 | 12 oz bag – or subscribe and get 10% off
Reclaiming dark roasts from the realm of less-than-great coffee, we take some of our best and roast them with care in Forty-Six to create something complex, sweet, clean, smoky, and nuanced. This coffee was originally recipe #46; hence the name.
Hologram$15.25 | 12 oz bag – or subscribe and get 10% off
Hologram is our update of the classic Mocha Java flavor profile. Fruit-forward and chocolatey coffees combine to create something distinctly complex.
IdidoYirgacheffe, Ethiopia $19.00 | 12 oz bag
The Idido cooperative is located just east of the small, bustling town of Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. Its members’ farms are situated throughout seven communities in some of the highest-altitude coffee growing areas in the region. We work closely with this organic cooperative year after year to select their best coffees, which are known for their sweet and delicate flavors. Look for floral, melon, and citrus notes.
IncahuasiCusco, Peru $18.25
Scattered throughout the Incahuasi Valley in Peru’s southern region of Cusco are more than 10 small, coffee-producing communities whose farmers grow mostly Bourbon, Caturra, and Paché varieties. At altitudes ranging from 1,600–2,400 meters above sea level, these communities are thinly connected by limited road access through the harsh Andean landscape. Nevertheless, the communities remain irrevocably linked by their Inca heritage and focus on quality coffee production. The resulting coffee is reminiscent of golden raisin, vanilla, and almond.
IridescentLatin America, Ethiopia, Kenya
$18.25| 12 oz box
Limited-Release Winter Blend
Each year as the holidays approach, we create a special, limited-edition winter blend dedicated to celebration and good cheer. We earmark $1 from each pound of Iridescent sold for a special project fund. The themes of those projects vary year-to-year, but the overall concept stays the same—a focus on increasing the resilience of coffee farmers and their communities. This year, we’re using the Iridescent money to fund three projects that will increase farmers’ access to the market. Iridescent offers an approachable flavor profile that is still complex with sweet notes of chocolate and berry.
KushikamanaCentral and Eastern Regions, Kenya $20.75 | 12 oz bag
Through a project initiated by Counter Culture, small-farm owners in different parts of Kenya’s growing regions started working together to discuss and test new techniques to improve the quality of their coffee. These historically independent growers chose the name Kushikamana, which means “connected” in Swahili, to represent the unity of their group. This selection has a classic profile of coffees from Kenya—blackcurrant, citrus, and savory notes—but with a clarity not found in many Kenyan coffees.
La GolondrinaTimbio, Colombia $19.25
The Orgánica cooperative in the region of Cauca, Colombia, has been producing coffee for our La Golondrina offering since 2007. Over the years, they have shown that they are one of the strongest organizations we work with—they consistently produce one of the best organic coffees in Colombia. The resulting coffee has layered flavors of milk chocolate, cherry, and nut.