Counter Culture Coffee
Kenya Single Lot Gaturiri 4815
|Roaster Location:||Durham, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya.|
|Review Date:||August 2008|
Blind Assessment: A bright, citrusy profile. Very sweet-toned aroma with tight-knit complexity: flowers, pipe tobacco, and a soft, orangy citrus. In the cup pronounced acidity, medium body, richly distinct floral notes with continued citrus notes that turn toward a sweet but tart grapefruit under the influence of the acidity.
Notes: Despite national coffee leadership marked by confusion and recent social disorder, Kenya cooperatives continue to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees. Counter Culture is a small-batch wholesale specialty roaster with an informative and lively website, a commitment to fine coffee and youthful, enthusiastic leadership. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A bright, refreshing style Kenya, floral and citrusy.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2008 tasting report: Coffees of Kenya: Still Struggling, Still Great