Counter Culture Coffee
Ethiopian Konga Yirgacheffe
|Roaster Location:||Durham, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$12.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||July 2011|
Blind Assessment: Lemon zest and flowers in the aroma, softening in the cup to ripe lemon and nut-toned cocoa. Balanced, gently bright acidity; impressively silky mouthfeel. Flavor carries decisively into a mildly drying finish.
Notes: Certified organically grown by the Konga Cooperative. Buna Ababa, or “coffee flower,” is the term Counter Culture uses to describe their wet-processed coffees from southern Ethiopia. Yirgacheffe is a coffee region that produces distinctively floral- and fruit-toned coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. Counter Culture is a wholesale specialty roaster with an informative and lively website, a commitment to fine coffee and youthful, enthusiastic leadership. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a straightforward, briskly medium-roasted Yirgacheffe cup: silky, floral, lemony.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2011 tasting report: Quest for an Everyday Coffee: Macro-Lots