Counter Culture Coffee
Organic El Salvador
|Roaster Location:||Durham, North Carolina|
|Review Date:||December 2001|
Blind Assessment: 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.
Notes: 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.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2001 tasting report: Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras