28 Jun '16, 7pm

Finca K. #coffee @counter_culture

When we first tasted Finca Kilimanjaro's coffee, it was blind-tasting the Cup of Excellence–winning coffees in our cupping room in preparation for the auction. One coffee in particular stood out. At first, we thought there might have been a mix up in the roasting room, since this particular coffee tasted more African than Central American. It had the deep, fruit tones and beautiful acidity of a Kenyan coffee, layered over the sweet butter-caramel notes that typify Salvadoran coffees. It was a sort of African-Latin hybrid taste, amazingly unusual and delicious. We were captivated and curious. Just after the cupping, we were called to the phone—a coffee roaster friend was wondering if we'd like to collaborate at the auction. Our director of coffee at the time mentioned the curious African-tasting coffee, and he said, "Yeah. The Kilimanjaro. I heard it's planted with Kenyas."...

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