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Posted Thu Dec 19, 2013, 3:49pm
Subject: Wifey like Klatch Belle what else should I try her on?
 

Ok so the wifey likes Belle so she is leaning towards the chocolate bomb thing. What else should I try her on?

 
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Posted Thu Dec 19, 2013, 8:06pm
Subject: Re: Wifey like Klatch Belle what else should I try her on?
 

Redbird Espresso seems to be highly recommended after Klatch's Belle for chocolate notes.  I haven't tried it yet, myself.  Maybe a new years resolution to get my hands on some, LOL.
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Posted Fri Dec 20, 2013, 10:16am
Subject: Re: Wifey like Klatch Belle what else should I try her on?
 

So Redbird is my house blend but the wife strongly prefers the Belle. Why should i be surprised when after 26 years of marriage we are still two sides of the same coin on most things?

There is something the way the Belle smells when I grind it that I find disagreeable but to me is very drinkable.

 
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Posted Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:46pm
Subject: Re: Wifey like Klatch Belle what else should I try her on?
 

Try the other Klatch Blends, House and WBE.  

WBE isn't the easiest blend to dial in, but it is rewarding -- and very chocolatey.  It's my wife's favorite commercial roast for her espresso/milk drinks, and my favorite old-school style commercial roast for straight.  In our machine it works best with a fairly high brew ratio; an ordinary, blond-point; ground a little finer; and brewed a little hotter than most coffees.  

House shares an intrinsic "comfort food," chocolate and nuts profile with Belle and WBE.  It is the easiest Klatch blend to dial in, with wide acceptable bands for temp, grind and dose.  

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2013, 1:06pm
Subject: Re: Wifey like Klatch Belle what else should I try her on?
 

I think a lot of the Daterra based blends have strong chocolate notes. Greenway coffee has a blend called Daterra Sunrise that's awesome. You could also buy Jeff's Blue Jag?

 
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Posted Mon Jan 13, 2014, 1:25pm
Subject: Re: Wifey like Klatch Belle what else should I try her on?
 

Was just talking to Wayne about this...I just tried Intelligentsia Black Cat Analog...it's DELICIOUS.  Based on their description of taste, you might also look at their Classic.

Wayne said that the Black Cat project is one where the end product is a work in progress, meaning that they adjust the blends based on what they have on hand or can get, so the end result is somewhat variable.  My first bag of their beans was great, though, and I've reordered (I'm actually out of beans as we speak so they'd BETTER GET HERE TODAY!!!), so I'm hoping for an equally delicious second batch.

Belle is my other favorite so far =)
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Posted Mon Jan 20, 2014, 4:25pm
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try Verve Coffee Roasters in Snata Cruz, ca.
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Posted Thu Jan 23, 2014, 8:41pm
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I have three favorite roasters Klatch,Intelligentsia and Vivaci and now these guys. There blend is very very good right up
there with the best of them all.

http://sunergoscoffee.com

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Posted Tue Feb 4, 2014, 1:24pm
Subject: Re: Wifey like Klatch Belle what else should I try her on?
 

I agree, I love Verve. The Sermon Espresso blend is definitely worth checking out if you haven't tried it.
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Posted Sun Feb 16, 2014, 4:26am
Subject: Re: Wifey like Klatch Belle what else should I try her on?
 

Batdorf & Bronson's Dancing Goats is an excellent comfort style bean that's very easy to work with.

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