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Ken McDuffie

 
Ken McDuffie
Wholesale Technical Services
Durham
919.812.2646

Ken didn't start in coffee, but has come to appreciate it and love it while working with Counter Culture. Listening to our coffee buyers describe the taste profiles of coffee during cuppings and not quite being able to pull the same details out inspired him to dig deeper into his understanding of coffee and its complexity. One day, he felt he had reached the same level and it blew his mind, making it that much easier to calibrate equipment and enjoy drinking the coffee that Counter Culture is known for.

Ken has worked with Counter Culture for a long time and remembers the days of having multiple out-of-town service calls as we expanded outside of Durham. He's proud to have been a part of helping Counter Culture grow to the multi-regional coffee roaster that it is today.

Ken lives in Durham, with his wife, three daughters, and their dog Chase.
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