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AdenisaSan Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala $18.25 | 12 oz bag
Nestled on the southwestern shore of Lake Atitlán in the municipality of San Pedro La Laguna, ADENISA is a small association of 43 coffee farmers. Working in the shadows of Volcán San Pedro, farmers collect coffee cherries on slopes ranging from 1,610 to 2,100 meters above sea level and bring it to a central mill for processing. Farmers grow mostly Caturra and some Bourbon and Pache varieties, making this super crisp coffee taste like apple and dried fruit.
Aleme Wako – Natural SundriedKochere, Ethiopia $19.50 | 12 oz box
Aleme Wako is a small-scale coffee farmer from Kochere in the Gedeo Zone in Ethiopia. Aleme used to rely on a marketer and exporter to sell his coffees, however, since 2018 he is registered as an exporter himself—which allows him to work directly with buyers like Counter Culture. He grows coffee on different farm parcels in the Biloya and Baya villages within Kochere. Aleme continues to focus on all aspects of improving his coffee production and strengthen coffee export activity. The results are evident in the coffee: we taste flavors of blueberry and chocolate with floral notes.
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.
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.
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.
DanjoruEmbu, Kenya $22.25 | 12 oz box
Kenyan coffee farmer Danson Njogu Njiru has taken the impressive initiative to improve coffee quality at his farm in Embu, Kenya over the past year by building and utilizing his own coffee-washing station. As a member of the Kushikamana group, he has established better processing practices that helped create this incredible coffee. Expect notes of molasses, tropical fruit, and spice.
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 PuenteMarcala, Honduras $18.25 | 12 oz bag
We met Moisés Herrera and Marysabel Caballero, owners of Finca El Puente, in 2005. Since then, they have become like family, and their constant pursuit of coffee perfection inspires us year after year. From experimental coffee varieties and growing techniques to unique ways of processing, they push the boundaries of coffee quality. This lot—mostly made up of the Catuai variety—has rich notes of cocoa, accented by a brown-sugar sweetness, finishing with a crisp, toasted nut character.
Finca Pashapa – Pacamara VarietyLa Labor, Honduras $19.00 | 12 oz bag
Finca Pashapa in the western region of Ocotepeque, Honduras, is owned and run by the Salazar family. Counter Culture has been buying coffee from the Salazars every year since 2002. When the family started experimenting by planting a new section of their farm with the large-bean Pacamara variety, we knew it was going to result in something special. This organic Pacamara coffee shines with notes of pear, hazelnut, and a bittersweet chocolate finish.
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.
FRANK!$18.50 | 12 oz box
Let’s be frank. Since the release of our first Transparency Report in 2009, we have continued to dig deeper, going beyond the simple “yes or no” of certifications to identify and understand the complex sustainability challenges of our supply chain. A fundamental issue is the ability of farmers to make a profit growing coffee—and understanding the ways we can address that issue. With this limited-release blend of coffees from Honduras and Kenya, we explore what it means to have transparency about the prices farmers receive and how that transparency can transform supply chains. Look for notes of clementine, green grape, and cane sugar.
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.
Jabanto – Natural SundriedKochere, Ethiopia
$19.00| 12 oz bag
Established in 2018, the Jabanto group is made up of 29 small-scale coffee farmers from the Kochere and Yirgacheffe woredas in the Gedeo Zone in Ethiopia. After changes to the Ethiopian coffee market in 2017, these farmers, among hundreds of other small-scale coffee farmers, were permitted to sell their coffee directly on national and international markets. Most of these farmers produce natural sundried coffee. For this lot, coffees from four neighboring kebeles in Kochere were combined—Biloya, Buno, Kore, and Ononcho. These farmers are experts in post-harvest processing techniques that resulted in flavors of raspberry, pastry, and citrus.
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.
San MiguelSan Marcos, Guatemala $18.25 | 12 oz bag
In 2017 we began working with producers from the municipality of San Miguel Ixtahuacán, in the department of San Marcos, Guatemala. Founded in 2011, the association comprises more than 400 farmers—a quarter of whom are women—and this lot comes from those producers who have transitioned their farming to organic practices. This coffee is made up of mostly Caturra and Bourbon varieties grown between 1,600–2,100 meters above sea level. It is reminiscent of red grape and cola with a silky body.