Counter Culture Coffee
Organic, Fair-Trade Bolivia Caranavi
|Roaster Location:||Durham, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Caranavi region, north of La Paz, Bolivia|
|Review Date:||February 2007|
Blind Assessment: Soft, sweet-toned aroma with limited but pleasing nuance: cedar, perhaps tomato. Remains sweet in the cup, crisply delicate, with very pronounced sweet cocoa tones. Superb finish: sweet, long and cocoa-laced.
Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. It is produced from trees of the classic typica variety of arabica at very high altitudes by members of the Cenaproc cooperative in the Yungas area north of La Paz, Bolivia. 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: Those who like causes and cocoa.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2007 tasting report: Cupping the Andes: Southern Colombia, Bolivia and Peru