Counter Culture Coffee
Colombia Huila Supremo
|Durham, North Carolina
This one keeps coming; vistas of completeness unfold in small, repeated waves of exhilarating revelation. The profile is built around a deep-toned version of the classic vanilla-nut-toned flavor complex. Sufficient acidity; not strikingly sweet but sweet enough.
A shade-grown coffee produced by small farmers that has great dimension: vistas of completeness unfold in waves of exhilarating revelation. The profile is built around deep-toned vanilla-nut flavor with sufficient acidity, sweet enough. Grade: Supremo. A shade-grown coffee produced by small farmers from the traditional typica variety of coffea arabica.
Who Should Drink It
Bird-lovers who want to know why (aside from the gigantic advertising budget) Colombia coffee is famous. This deeply dimensioned coffee hints at the heady quality of the old-time Colombias, before the growers started cutting down trees and planting hybrids. Also suggests why quality freaks who may not know the difference between a white-crowned sparrow and a crow still get behind shade coffees: Because they typically come from traditional varieties of coffea arabica that taste better.
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This review originally appeared in the November, 1997 tasting report: Environment-Friendly Coffees