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Cup First

Nutty Sweet Creamy

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Medium Roast

In Cup First we offer similar coffees from different harvest periods, making it easy to enjoy fresh coffees throughout the entire year. While the coffees in this blend change frequently, there’s always a consistent balance of nutty and sweet flavors with a light and creamy body.

You may recognize the tasting notes for this blend—Cup First was formerly called Fast Forward on this website. All that's changed is the packaging!

Blend Components50% Sipacapa, Guatemala / 50% Viuda, Peru

USDA Organic KSA Kosher


Counter Culture only roasts the coffea arabica, but, under the species of arabica, we buy dozens of different coffee varieties from around the world. Learn more about varieties here.



Processing is the method to turn the fruit from a coffee tree into dried green coffee ready for roasting.


This refers to the elevation at which this coffee was grown.



This refers to the amount of time this coffee will be available for purchase at Counter Culture. Availability is determined by supply and also when the coffee tastes the freshest.


Several years ago, we made the decision to sell coffees when they taste in-season as opposed to stocking a menu with coffees from all origins all year long. Coffee is a produce, after all, and each has a peak season for flavor. Cup First is a blend we approached like a Community Supported Agriculture box from certified-organic farms in Central and South America. Cup First blends in-season coffees to achieve the ideal Latin American coffee profile: nutty, sweet, and creamy. 

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