Counter Culture Coffee
Bolivia Carrasco Pica del Tucan
|Roaster Location:||Durham, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Carrasco growing region, Bolivia|
|Review Date:||June 2006|
Blind Assessment: The attraction of this coffee is a structure both powerful and elegant: richly and roundly acidy, with silky-verging-on-syrupy mouthfeel, fundamental sweetness, and ringing depth of sensation. The wispy hints of chocolate, cherry and cedar are a bonus. Reader Mike Venditto's nomination of a Counter Culture coffee was not available, so we substituted this rather similar Bolivia.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2005 Bolivia Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed 14th out of hundreds of entries. Counter Culture Coffee is a small-batch wholesale specialty roaster with a particularly informative and lively website and youthful, enthusiastic leadership. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who admire classic strength and flawless clarity.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2006 tasting report: Readers' Choices: The Lush, the Classic, the Ultra-Dark