Counter Culture Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Durham, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri County, Central Highlands, Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||$16.25/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2011|
Blind Assessment: Rose-like flowers hover over a richly tart black currant note – think grapefruit fused with blackberry – in both aroma and cup. Crisp, delicately rich acidity with a hint of bite; silky mouthfeel.
Notes: Produced mainly from trees of the admired, Bourbon-derived SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica, this coffee was grown by the Thiriku Coffee Growers Cooperative Society. 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: A slightly bitterish but pleasing bite gives authority to this richly classic Kenya with its spicy floral and pungent berry notes.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2011 tasting report: Still Tops: Coffees of Kenya