Happy New Year! 2012 was my first year living back in the US after being abroad since 2008. As you can see above, I had a lot of great coffees while reacquainting myself with American roasters and a specialty coffee industry that has developed a lot over the past few years. Two coffees that stood out for me this year were Counter Culture’s La Frontera from Peru, and Kuma Coffee’s Sumatra Tano Batak from Indonesia. I really enjoyed the balanced complexity these coffees had with juicy acidity and spicy, resinous notes.
What were your favorite coffees or coffee moments of 2012?