Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
Counter Culture Olke Birre this morning for breakfast. This is a single farmer lot from Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia and it is vastly different from either the Idido or Haru that @counterculturecoffee sell. It is more tea-like and much rounder. Kind of like drinking milk chocolate if you add milk. That said, I miss a little of the wild nature and floral components that I find routinely in the Idido and I don’t like the packaging as it isn’t as easy to keep this packaging away from air, so I would give it a pass in favor of Idido and Haru.
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.