Good blending karma. I seem to have stumbled onto another nice blend of blends. Every morning I make my wife a cup of drip coffee. She knows a ton about coffee, but does like her average bean darker than I do mine. In particular as I blogged earlier last week, she only tends to like dark roasts and I like light roasts at least as much as I like dark roasts and probably a little more although I like a dark roast from time to time, too.
She, however, as I said really knows her coffee. I like to test her by giving her single origin coffees and make her guess the origin. She does not always get it right, but I cannot recall at time that she tasted a coffee from Africa and did not guess it. One of her favorite origins is Ethiopia and I sometimes wonder if she can detect it from across the room.
I feel confident that I could not pick out the origins nearly as well (although Ethiopia is so distinctive that I think that is one I would be very unlikely to miss, too).
Anyway, when I served her the Caffe Pronto, she liked it a lot, but wanted it in a darker roast since that is the direction her taste runs. She surprised me by suggesting mixing that bag with a darker roast since usually she rejects out of hand anything that is close to that lightly roasted. The other high end coffee I had in stock was Velton’s Bonsai Blend and Karrde commented herehttp://www.roaste.com/CoffeeBlogs/wakeknot/follow-Velton%E2%80%99s-Bonsa...
That it is great brewed, so I decided to add it in. I had already had great success blending it with some Klatch that was left in my grinder the other day.
Well, the vote is in and it was a great success. I made her the cup and she headed off to work. I did not get to taste it and did not tell her what I had done. She called me later in the morning to ask what kind of coffee she had been given because it was so good. Sounds like a repeat performance is in order (and this time I am going to taste it).