Counter Culture Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Durham, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Segovia growing region, Nicaragua|
|Review Date:||December 2001|
Blind Assessment: The aggressive dark roast simplifies this naturally sweet, chocolaty coffee and turns it a bit monolithic. A deep-toned, dry, chocolate-nuanced roastiness dominates, relieved by only a tickle of sweetness. The finish is richly bittersweet, but hints at rubber as the cup cools.
Notes: From the Prodocoop association of small producers, this "Sabor de Segovia" 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: A quintessential with-milk-and-sugar coffee. The dense, bitter dark-roast character turns sweet and chocolaty in milk.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2001 tasting report: Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras