Counter Culture Coffee

Micro-Lot Colombia La Golondrina Duviel Coca

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Origin: Huila growing region, Colombia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price:

Review Date: July 2008

Agtron: 54/62

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Roundly balanced, quietly rich coffee. Soft aroma with nut and chocolate notes. In the cup gently rich acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, cherry-chocolate notes that carry into a simple but full finish.


La Golondrina is part of the Las Mingas project led by Counter Culture aimed at improving lives and coffees by offering substantial purchase incentives for quality among participating small producers in the Cauca region of Colombia. This small lot is from the farm of Duviel Coca. 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 www.counterculturecoffee.com or call 888-238-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer linen to silk.

This review originally appeared in the July, 2008 tasting report: Readers' Choice 2008: Hearty Coffee from the Heartlands

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