Counter Culture Coffee
Organic El Salvador
|Roaster Location:||Durham, North Carolina|
|Review Date:||December 2001|
Roasty, sweet, and round in the nose. In the cup the roastiness reveals a sharp bitterness, brightened by a hint of floral sweetness that softens toward burned chocolate in the finish. A full body offsets the bitterness.
Produced by a cooperative of small holders exclusively from trees of the traditional Bourbon variety of Arabica, this is one of Counter Culture's "Sanctuary Shade Grown" line of migratory bird-friendly coffees. Counter Culture Coffee is a leading regional wholesale roaster specializing in coffees grown in bird-friendly mixed-species shade.
Who Should Drink It
Those who value dark-roasted coffee more for the bitter tones than the sweet. The relatively full body should carry well in milk, and the bitter tones compensate for enthusiastic additions of sugar.
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This review originally appeared in the December, 2001 tasting report: Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras