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Hdale85
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Posted Sun Dec 15, 2013, 8:16pm
Subject: New to home brewing Espresso, looking for a chocolaty mocha to brew.
 

As the title says I'm new to Espresso brewing and just ordered an EC155 that I'm going to de-pressurize as well as upgrade the steaming wand. Now I'm looking to order some beans for when it arrives later this week, I'd really like something with lots of crema and a nice chocolate mocha flavor as we make a lot of milk drinks. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, we do have a roaster that's not far from here but it's kind of hard to pick a coffee based on what they write on their site so I figured I'd ask you guys.  I'd like to spend around 20 bucks shipped or so for now. I did see the Muddy Dog coffee site and they have lots of options including one that says True Mocha which sounds interesting. Some of these sites don't really mention if they are espresso blends or more drip coffee? I'm not sure if it matters?
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Posted Mon Dec 16, 2013, 4:10pm
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Did I post in the wrong forum or something?
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Posted Mon Dec 16, 2013, 7:31pm
Subject: Re: New to home brewing Espresso, looking for a chocolaty mocha to brew.
 

Ok, I'll bite.  I don't usually.

Klatch's Belle Espresso blend is highly recommended for "chocolatey" without actually having chocolate in the coffee.

Mocha Java isn't really mocha in flavor or in the cup.  It's a blend of coffee beans from Yemen and Java.  It tastes like coffee.

You get lots of crema from fresh beans, the proper grind and pressure.

Moka isn't mocha either.
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Hdale85
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Posted Mon Dec 16, 2013, 7:57pm
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wabbitt Said:

Ok, I'll bite.  I don't usually.

Klatch's Belle Espresso blend is highly recommended for "chocolatey" without actually having chocolate in the coffee.

Mocha Java isn't really mocha in flavor or in the cup.  It's a blend of coffee beans from Yemen and Java.  It tastes like coffee.

You get lots of crema from fresh beans, the proper grind and pressure.

Moka isn't mocha either.

Posted December 16, 2013 link

I see, what is Moka?

So basically any coffee shop that does a Mocha is adding chocolate to the drink?
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Posted Tue Dec 17, 2013, 8:04am
Subject: Re: New to home brewing Espresso, looking for a chocolaty mocha to brew.
 

Hdale85 Said:

I see, what is Moka?

So basically any coffee shop that does a Mocha is adding chocolate to the drink?

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Moka is a type of stovetop brewer...you can check one out on google.

Yes, a mocha is espresso, frothed milk and chocolate syrup.  Now, there are beans that have tones of chocolate in their flavor profile, but that's not to say they "taste like chocolate".

 
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Posted Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:55am
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Thanks! Well I ordered a 12oz bag of the Klatch's Belle Espresso as a lot of people seem to really like it so I'll give it a shot. I ordered from Whole Latte Love, are they generally pretty good about being fresh?
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Posted Tue Dec 17, 2013, 11:02pm
Subject: Re: New to home brewing Espresso, looking for a chocolaty mocha to brew.
 

Wait...you ordered Klatch beans from WHL? Why didn't you order them from Klatch? If you order from Klatch freshness is guaranteed because they ship to you on roast day. One can only assume that the beans you ordered we're shipped to WHL, and then sat around waiting for you to come along and order. Or maybe you're just paying WHL to order them for you from Klatch? The Belle sells for $13.50/12oz bag on klatchroasting.com.

 
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Posted Wed Dec 18, 2013, 12:02am
Subject: Re: New to home brewing Espresso, looking for a chocolaty mocha to brew.
 

Well I was going to order them directly from Klatch but he doesn't accept AMEX, and unfortunately that's what my card is.
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Posted Wed Dec 18, 2013, 10:16am
Subject: Re: New to home brewing Espresso, looking for a chocolaty mocha to brew.
 

ah, I see.  Shoot them an email or call them. They are super friendly and will help you figure out the best way for you to order.

A few months ago, my bank terminated their VISA debit services and made all customers get a Discover debit card.  We were pretty pissed off.  In fact, when my wife told them we were going to change banks because it wasn't working out for us, they sent us VISA debit cards again.  

However, I found out a couple of things in the process.  One was (pertinent to your situation perhaps), Klatch will accept orders via email and send you a Paypal invoice. Some websites show more or less payment options available depending on whether you use Firefox, IE or Safari.

 
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Posted Wed Dec 18, 2013, 1:24pm
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Oh, that's awesome. If I like it next time I order I'll have to do that. With how easy paypal makes it to put their merchant services on their site it'd be nice if they put it as an option.
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