A free cupping at Counter Culture Coffee. Photo by Christy Baugh, courtesy Counter Culture.
Here is some excellent news in the caffeinated world. Durham, North Carolina-based ~COUNTER CULTURE COFFEE~ is opening their very first West Coast training center in Emeryville. The new spot will join eight other training centers, with classes for professional baristas and home coffee brewers. They will also offer free weekly cuppings that are open to the public. The training center should open in spring 2014. Later in 2014, they will begin roasting at the new location, too, making it the company’s second roastery outside of Durham. The new space should also allow the company to offer their coffee to more West Coast restaurants and coffee shops. 1329 64th St. at Doyle, Emeryville, 888-238-5282.