Counter Culture's Gradient & Big Trouble

Discuss flavors, brew temperatures, blending, and cupping notes.
chanty 77

#1: Post by chanty 77 »

I've ordered both of these blends at least a few times over the last year. This last time (September through October), both blends seem less flavorful--even blander with this most recent batch. Don't know if was just the last batch or me, but I may be crossing them off my "go-to" list for future.

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BaristaBoy E61

#2: Post by BaristaBoy E61 »

Have you modified any of your settings, changed you prep or had Covid?
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chanty 77 (original poster)

#3: Post by chanty 77 (original poster) replying to BaristaBoy E61 »

Nope, did not modify any of my settings nor prep. I did have Covid back in mid August. Did lose my sense of smell for about 3 days. It has been back 100% as far as I know. Had other blends of coffee before these & no issues. Sigh


#4: Post by Janika79 »

I ordered Big Trouble in the end of September and also found it less pleasant than in the past. The taste seemed a bit harsher than I had remembered.

chanty 77 (original poster)

#5: Post by chanty 77 (original poster) replying to Janika79 »

Yup, and blander (to me anyway).