Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
Counter Culture Kenya Thiriku. One of the coffees from the new batch I just ordered. The only non-organic coffee I bought, but this is incredible stuff regardless. Just look at that crema. I almost want to spoon it off the top and add it back later like with Turkish coffee. This coffee is grown in Nyeri at an altitude of almost 1900 meters, harvested in the Spring of 2014 and is a blend of coffee varieties that is dominated by SL28. That fact is apparently what’s responsible for giving this coffee both its intense flavor and intense acidity. Counter Culture states on their site that political issues made it difficult to source this coffee, so if this won’t be available in the future, at least I got to try it once. I continue to be amazed how good coffee is very similar to good wine (and even good tea) in that each coffee has a real sense of place and discernible, distinct flavors. For me, coffee is becoming the natural extension of exploring sensory experienced through food and wine.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.