Bets on Klatch Greens Discount on 12th Day?

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#1: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz »

Well 10 days in and no greens yet right?

I want some Brazil Diamond for Terry's Blend.

Anyone think we will see it this year?
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#2: Post by GDM528 »

Over the past two years I've observed Klatch shift away from greens and towards roasted coffees. They still run many promotions, but greens are excluded, and their selection is about a third of what I recall from two years ago. Just in case Klatch reads the forums: I hope they prove me wrong and show they're not abandoning the home roasters...

Re: Brazil Diamond, I tried a couple pounds earlier this year, and observed a 2x variation in bean size, different colors, etc. I get that it's a mix of varietals and sources, but in a fluid-bed roaster (e.g. IKAWA) I saw a significant range of color in the final roast. I'm guessing that's not as big a deal in a drum roaster, where aerodynamics isn't a factor.

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#3: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz (original poster) »

SITEWIDE SALE - well except greens and brewers via the *.


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#4: Post by JohnB. »

20% off greens today only. Use GREEN code.
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#5: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz (original poster) »

Jokes on me I guess.
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#6: Post by randytsuch »

Good deal as long as you spend $50 to get free shipping too.

Looking for greens from them other then Eth and Kenyans as I already have a lot of those greens, any suggestions?
Use for both drip and espresso.

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#7: Post by baldheadracing »

CarefreeBuzzBuzz wrote:Jokes on me I guess.
:mrgreen:

If Klatch - a sponsor of Home-Barista - is reading this, then I have to say to them, "Well played." I was certainly taken in after 12 days :D.
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randytsuch wrote:Good deal as long as you spend $50 to get free shipping too.

Looking for greens from them other then Eth and Kenyans as I already have a lot of those greens, any suggestions?
Use for both drip and espresso.

Randy
I use the Brazil and the anaerobic Ethiopian in a cappuccino blend.
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#9: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz (original poster) »

baldheadracing wrote::mrgreen:

If Klatch - a sponsor of Home-Barista - is reading this, then I have to say to them, "Well played." I was certainly taken in after 12 days :D.
well, technically, they did miss the 12th day, but it was well played I suppose.
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#10: Post by GDM528 »

Happy to see they shot down my pessimism (although the discount was 5% higher last year) - now what?

Nine origins on sale - are there any standouts on the list? I've tried (roasted to City+ and consumed as espresso):
Brazil Diamond Reserve - difficult to roast uniformly in the IKAWA, but flavors are OK. I see why it's called out for blends.
Sumatra Mutu Batak - seemed kinda unremarkable on its own but might play well in blends. Better in milk drinks.
El Salvador Las Mercedes Pepinal 1 - had difficulty roasting out the sourness/astringency - probably my fault.