Counter Culture Coffee

Big Trouble

Location: Emeryville, California

Origin: Los Vascos, Colombia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2016

Agtron: 52/68

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Quiet; brisk but sweet. Black tea, almond, elm, bergamot, carob in aroma and cup. Round, backgrounded acidity; full, plush mouthfeel. Citrusy finish in the short, carob and elm in the long.


Purchased as whole bean in a 12-ounce bag with one-way degassing valve at a Whole Foods location in northern California. This sample was roasted, roast-dated, and packaged at Counter Culture’s Emeryville, California facility. Counter Culture is a specialty roaster with an informative and lively website, a commitment to fine coffee, direct relationships with growers, transparency, and youthful, enthusiastic leadership. Visit www.counterculturecoffee.com or call 888-238-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy an understated balance of sweetness and citrus-and-nut briskness.

This review originally appeared in the February, 2016 tasting report: Trolling the Supermarkets for Single-Origin Coffees

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