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Counter Culture Coffee - Apollo

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Description

Inspired by the bright citrus and floral notes of Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, Apollo started out as a "seasonal espresso" to pay homage to this amazing place. Over time it has evolved into a favorite blend that changes throughout the year but keeps the same bright and clean profile that we all love. Specific flavor notes may change slightly but its clarity and uniqueness are something that you can depend on year-round.

Roast Level
Medium
Approachability
Something Different
Region

Multi-Region (Varies)

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  • Coffee Type: Whole Bean
  • Product Size: 12 oz
  • Organic

Recommended Brew Methods

A 2:1 water-to-coffee ratio for your espresso shot is recommended. Using a scale to dial in your shots makes the process faster and more accurate. Your espresso grind should be very fine and powdery. Shots should take 30-40 seconds to brew and be thick and syrupy. Don’t stress, adjustments are always needed to get your shots pulling just right!

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We recommend a 16:1 water to coffee ratio for your dosing. Use a scale for best results! For pour over, use a medium-coarse grind size somewhere between drip and press levels. Start with a short pour to wet the grounds and “bloom” the coffee for 30 seconds, followed by two more pours, divided in half to reach the appropriate remaining ratio of water to coffee.

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Start with a 16:1 water-to-coffee ratio for your dosing. You’ll want a medium grind size for drip brewing that’s finer than what you’d use for pourover. Make sure you give the filter basket a shake to evenly distribute the grounds in the filter for best results. Turn on your brewer and it’ll do the rest!

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About The Roaster

Roasted Fresh in Durham, North Carolina & Emeryville, California

With blend names like Fast Forward and Hologram, Counter Culture Coffee better be as forward-thinking as its branding suggests! If you take a look into the history of this Durham, NC-based coffee roaster, you’ll find a little bit of disruption and a whole lot of innovation along the way. Counter Culture Coffee was founded in 1995 by two coffee-lovers with a mission: to produce sustainable, eco-friendly coffee beans. In fact, it was one of the first shade-grown coffee makers around and launched a shade-grown, bird-friendly line of coffee in 1997.

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