Counter Culture Coffee Roasters
Honduras Tutule La Sociedad
|Roaster Location:||Durham, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Tutule growing region, La Paz Department, southwestern Honduras|
|Review Date:||November 2004|
Blind Assessment: Low-toned and pungent, bittersweet rather than acidy. Cedar and chocolate hints in the aroma; in the cup a deep, pruny (or perhaps dried fig) fruit and crisp, dry berry notes, with perhaps a little rounding suggestion of chocolate.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2004 Honduras Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed eleventh out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 86 from an international jury. Produced from trees of the respected catuai variety of arabica on the La Sociedad farm at a growing altitude of approximately 5,400 feet. 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: Fig-Newton lovers.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2004 tasting report: Raising Coffee Consciousness: The Cup of Excellence and Green Coffee Competitions