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Leslie McKellar

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Visit Counter Culture Coffee For a Free Tasting

A tour through the Friday event

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Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Durham-based Counter Culture Coffee opened a training center in Charleston in 2015. The spiffy coffee lab, located at 85 1/2 Spring St., serves as a classroom dedicated to the intricacies of brewing and beans for coffee professionals.

Every Friday, the public is invited to stop by at 10 a.m. for free coffee tastings. The staff at Counter Culture Coffee walks visitors through a selection of beans, talks about the origin of the products, and explains the tasting wheel. Eater photographer Leslie McKellar visited the Cannonborough/Elliotborough facility on a recent Friday and captured the day. Visitors taste, talk, and mingle.

Counter Culture Coffee started in North Carolina but has training centers across the United States, with locations in Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, and more. The space in Charleston may be petite, but the smell of the beans can be smelled up and down the block. Visit any Friday morning for a sample.

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