While searching for coffee for the week, I had come across Counter Culture’s Variety: Bourbon… I was getting ready to click on it anyways to see what it was all about when I read the excerpt and saw “a first of its kind.” From there I knew I had to know what this was exactly.
Variety: Bourbon is the first-ever curated variety-specific coffee in the marketplace ….. The composition of Variety: Bourbon will change over time, featuring different coffees from different farms, but always of the Bourbon coffee variety – exploring the full expression of flavor possible from this, the most influential and celebrated coffee variety in the world.
This particular Bourbon variety consists of 70% Finca Santa Elena, El Salvador, and 30% Finca Nueva Armenia, Guatemala.
If you’re lost, don’t worry because I am still wrapping my head around this. I could have sworn I have seen this being done before, but maybe I was just dreaming.
Let’s see what this bad boy has to offer.
27/340g • Grind beans on fine side or #20 on Preciso • Time: 2:30 including 30 second bloom (enough water to saturate)
Aroma is very balanced with a moderate chocolate note, and a light cherry note underneath. Kind of disappointed that the aroma doesn’t give out much, but I hope that the taste will change that.
Seems that my wish has come true. A buttery/chocolate sweetness fils every crevice of my tastebuds. For awhile that’s all I taste, but as cup cools a fruit play comes slowly gushing out. Its like a juicy cherry, and then its strawberries, and then then a wine-like play comes through with notes of tart white grapes. A light acidity hits your tongue before this wine-like dry finish finishes the coffee off.
A first of its kind – a single-variety coffee, dedicated to Bourbon, the king of the heirloom coffee varieties. Connoisseurs treasure the Bourbon variety for its deep, buttery chocolate and coffee flavor, its unique sweetness, and its gentle fruit overtones. ~ Counter Culture Coffee
I won’t go as far as to say this is mind blowing since its a “first of its kind,” but I can say I am definitely enjoying this coffee. I played with this in the Aeropress as well and didn’t get much of a change from what I found in the Woodneck. However, either methods were very good for this coffee.
Info About This Coffee
You can read more about this coffee and purchase here.