During the cold, dark days of winter, coffee becomes even more necessary than usual. While you can find a passable cup of Joe on nearly every corner in NYC, we at CH HQ prefer to brew our own, taking the opportunity to try the latest beans from our favorite roasters across the country—and world, for that matter. In the grinder as of late is Counter Culture Coffee, whose dedication to taste, education and sustainability helps it stand out in an ever-growing industry. And since ’tis the season, Counter Culture has just released its annual limited edition Holiday Blend, featuring harvests from Peru and Ethiopia packaged in a festive, recyclable box for gifting.
With notes of brown sugar, bittersweet chocolate and pecan, the Holiday Blend will surely complement any annual baking sprees. And if that isn’t enough love, Counter Culture will be donating a nickel per pound from all coffees sold during the holiday to its SEEDS program, which helps support projects benefitting its coffee-producing partners and families.
This comes just a month after Counter Culture’s stunning new bag design, which caught our eye when it first launched. Executed by the company’s in-house design team, the bold, minimal design brings a fresh, forward-thinking feel to the brand. The redesign uses a unique color and texture for each of Counter Culture’s year-round products, making it easy to distinguish type and flavor while creating a brilliant shelf display at that. In addition, the roast date is prominently placed in a large format, further underlining Counter Culture’s commitment to quality and transparency.
Counter Culture Holiday Blend is now available online and at select retailers for $15.
Images courtesy of Christy Baugh, Counter Culture Coffee