Last year I ordered some Rwanda Bufcafe from our own Jasonian. Once he helped me sort out a brewing approach, this coffee began to impress me greatly. I was excited this year by the number of roasters who were tackling lots from this source this year, but perhaps none more exciting than Counter Culture. My soft-spot for these guys is well documented, so I knew I'd be squinting and slurping for the best in what this coffee had to offer. Not unlike last year, I was a little confused at first when my vac-pot approach yielded unremarkable results. My Chemex and Melitta pour-overs were great, but not close to the french press I had at a local shop (Jubala Village Coffee in Raleigh). I went back to the drawing board and adopted a "modified Intelligentsia" Vacpot approach (I took cues from the types of stirs they recommend, but stretched the intervals a tad and adjusted my grind). A grind a bit coarser than I use for pour-over, with approximately a 2-minute brew resulted in an beautiful cup of coffee. Clear acidity, sweet darkish fruit, spice, and a certain presence (body) that's right in my sweet spot.
Anybody else drinking Bufcafe (Counter Culture or otherwise)? Thoughts?
PS: I swear, coffee production in the rest of the world could cease entirely - if I have Africa, I'm set.