Not that you're doing this, but -- just for the sake of thorough discussion . . .
Nik wrote:Next I tried Black Cat but it didn't do anything for me. Must be the way I pulled it because everyone else loves it.
Don't let that concern you. We all have our own tastes and preferences (to state the obvious), and no one size fits all. I happen to keep going back to Vivace's Dolce blend, in the way you go back to Redline (which I also really enjoy), and yet many people here dismiss it . . .
My personal pattern is to get beans from Vivace (and grab some Blue Bottle or Ritual if I mis-judge my re-order/ETA for delivery), and then "journey" here and there from time-to-time . . . for instance: Metropolis, Klatch, Terroir, and so on -- but I keep coming back to Vivace.