Between going through Klatch's Belle much more quickly than I intended and USPS fumbling a bit, I ended up going without coffee at home for four days.

I know, talk about first world problems.

I made it through the first three days just fine, but the fourth was too much. I caved and stopped by Peet's on my ride home from school. I ordered a double espresso and braced myself for what could very well be a sink shot. My fears were unfounded and I was pleasantly surprised by the espresso. I have been let down by Peet's in the past but this shot was pure milk chocolate comfort. Plus I think that I might have unintentionally converted another customer to the dark side. The lady standing behind me in line told the barista that she was going to order a vanilla latte, but after seeing the espresso, she said that she would like to try one of those instead. 

The nice thing about the postal service delay was that three awesome packages arrived on the same day: 

Ethiopian Sidamo from West Bean, Out of Africa from Klatch, and a Hario Buono.

Sidamo: Good, but not the greatest Ehtiopian that I have tried.

Buono: Nice kettle, it definitely made using the V60 easier. My old Asian grocery store bargain kettle was adequate but the Buono is a step up in terms of aesthetics and usability.

Out of Africa: This was the standout. Out of Africa is by far the most unique and complex bean that I have pulled at home. I was afraid that it would be too bright but it was nicely balanced. Right now I'm tasting clove with a little bit of berry and chocolate in the background.  Klatch's Heather Perry describes it as "pure awesomeness" and I'm inclined to agree. Plus, I only started in on this blend yesterday at six days post roast, and Klatch claims that peak flavor is reached at 10 days post roast. I must have ended up with one of the last batches because Klatch is now listing it as unavailable. I'm really hoping that they can offer this again someday.

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Submitted by EricBNC on
<br>I will trade you my stash of vintage 1982 Gourmet Blend beans (roasted any way you like) for your Out of Africa! ; )

Submitted by yeahyeah on
I highly recommend it if it is ever offered again. I just saw this <a href="http://www.klatchroasting.com/Travel_Through_Africa_s/218.htm" rel="nofollow">http://www.klatchroasting.com/Travel_Through_Africa_s/218.htm</a> and it looks like it was a limited time offering. Hopefully Klatch, or another roaster will offer something similar in the future.

Submitted by jbviau on
Too bad I missed that Klatch limited-time espresso blend. Nice that you're enjoying the Buono. I'll hold out for a Bonavita eventually, I think.

Submitted by yeahyeah on
If Roaste had offered the Bonavita then I probably would have gone with it. The Buono is still a bit too expensive for what you get imo. Then again, even it looks like a bargain compared to Kalita kettles.

Submitted by wakeknot on
that is a photo of three products I am jealous of and would love to try!

I feel your pain with regard to not having coffee in days. Great thing that your order eventually show up!

I really like the moment my packages arrive at my doorstep. It feels like Christmas and opening your present. Hope you enjoy your new 'presents' :P

Submitted by yeahyeah on
I know, I love that delivery moment as well. Down to the last dose or two of Out of Africa :(

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Between going through Klatch's Belle much more quickly than I intended and USPS fumbling a bit, I ended up going without coffee at home for four days.

I know, talk about first world problems.

I made it through the first three days just fine, but the fourth was too much. I caved and stopped by Peet's on my ride home from school. I ordered a double espresso and braced myself for what could very well be a sink shot. My fears were unfounded and I was pleasantly surprised by the espresso. I have been let down by Peet's in the past but this shot was pure milk chocolate comfort. Plus I think that I might have unintentionally converted another customer to the dark side. The lady standing behind me in line told the barista that she was going to order a vanilla latte, but after seeing the espresso, she said that she would like to try one of those instead. 

The nice thing about the postal service delay was that three awesome packages arrived on the same day: 

Ethiopian Sidamo from West Bean, Out of Africa from Klatch, and a Hario Buono.

Sidamo: Good, but not the greatest Ehtiopian that I have tried.

Buono: Nice kettle, it definitely made using the V60 easier. My old Asian grocery store bargain kettle was adequate but the Buono is a step up in terms of aesthetics and usability.

Out of Africa: This was the standout. Out of Africa is by far the most unique and complex bean that I have pulled at home. I was afraid that it would be too bright but it was nicely balanced. Right now I'm tasting clove with a little bit of berry and chocolate in the background.  Klatch's Heather Perry describes it as "pure awesomeness" and I'm inclined to agree. Plus, I only started in on this blend yesterday at six days post roast, and Klatch claims that peak flavor is reached at 10 days post roast. I must have ended up with one of the last batches because Klatch is now listing it as unavailable. I'm really hoping that they can offer this again someday.

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Delivery

December 11, 2011 | by yeahyeah

I know, I love that delivery moment as well. Down to the last dose or two of Out of Africa :(

Cool

December 11, 2011 | by samuellaw178

I really like the moment my packages arrive at my doorstep. It feels like Christmas and opening your present. Hope you enjoy your new 'presents' :P

ouch!

December 7, 2011 | by sontondaman

I feel your pain with regard to not having coffee in days. Great thing that your order eventually show up!

excellent

December 6, 2011 | by wakeknot

that is a photo of three products I am jealous of and would love to try!

Africa

December 5, 2011 | by yeahyeah

I highly recommend it if it is ever offered again. I just saw this http://www.klatchroasting.com/Travel_Through_Africa_s/218.htm and it looks like it was a limited time offering. Hopefully Klatch, or another roaster will offer something similar in the future.

Buono

December 5, 2011 | by yeahyeah

If Roaste had offered the Bonavita then I probably would have gone with it. The Buono is still a bit too expensive for what you get imo. Then again, even it looks like a bargain compared to Kalita kettles.

Ouch

December 4, 2011 | by jbviau

Too bad I missed that Klatch limited-time espresso blend. Nice that you're enjoying the Buono. I'll hold out for a Bonavita eventually, I think.

I might have to pick up that

December 4, 2011 | by intrepid510

I might have to pick up that Out of Africa blend it sounds pretty unique, and there are some beans from the West Bean that I would like to try.

Tempting

December 4, 2011 | by yeahyeah

Haha, a tempting offer but I will have to pass.

A rarity

December 4, 2011 | by EricBNC


I will trade you my stash of vintage 1982 Gourmet Blend beans (roasted any way you like) for your Out of Africa! ; )

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