Brown Bear Melange (aka “Kyle’s Blend”)

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A collaborative blend with honorary Walla Wallan and long time Roastery supporter Kyle MacLachlan. Some of the richest coffee’s from three different continents (Africa, Indonesia, and Central America) come together in multiple roast grades to form a chocolaty, slightly smoky mélange. In conjunction with Kyle’s Walla Walla winemaking endeavor---“...Pursued By Bear” wines. 

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  • 5
    damn fine? yes.

    Posted by Steven Wolfe on Aug 26th 2017

    of course I bought this because Kyle Maclachlan had something to do with this but I still remained skeptical. I'm a bit of a coffee snob at the end of the day but anyway. normally, this household goes through many high end coffee distros and I have my favorites and ones that I avoid.
    to start, I brewed this with a v60 at the following measurements for about 2 cups:
    water temp: 198f
    water weight: 85g bloom. 600g total
    bean weight: 36.8
    bloom time: 45s
    total brew time: 3m10s

    really, I can't find a single bitter note even if I over extract the coffee. the chocolate is there but is really hidden but altogether makes an amazingly smooth cup of coffee with no frills. a lot of coffee manufacturers try to blend a lot of this and that into their beans but forget about the true taste of coffee. this is pretty much that: the way coffee should taste. damn fine? I think so. in all honestly, I'd put this in my top three for beans. well done.
    I also want to add the shipping was fast as hell. while our postal carrier (who is a terrible human being) did not do much to protect the beans from the elements, the beans inside were protected with the double layer bags (so thankful for that) because nothing says disaster like wet beans.

  • 5
    "Yes, it is indeed a damn fine roast."

    Posted by Jennifer Hotchkiss on Aug 16th 2017

    Was so excited to receive this in the mail! Long time Kyle MacLachlan / Twin Peaks fan. This blend is delicious and robust, ever thing you want in a coffee. It brews up beautifully dark & rich with a heavenly aroma. Enjoyed black or with a little cream, incredible flavor will linger. I may or may not have said, "Wow, that's a damn fine cup of coffee" after taking my first sip.

  • 5
    Fabulously rich and smokey.

    Posted by Audrey S. on Aug 15th 2017

    I'm so glad I decided to try this blend as my first foray with Walla Walla, because it's downright heavenly! I've used it both for my usual morning pour-over (v60 with 25g beans to 430g water) and cold brew and it produces such a great cup with both. It's strong, smokey, and rich but smooth and so very flavorful. Even when I borked a brew and overextracted the other day, it was still pretty palatable so it's also pretty great to know that on the occasions I do mess up it's not going ruin my cup of coffee entirely.

    This is definitely going to be a staple in my rotation of beans. Just wow!

  • 5
    A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee

    Posted by Trey Harris on Aug 15th 2017

    Admittedly, I bought this for the Twin Peaks connection alone. I'm happy to say that is merely a bonus to this great blend of coffee.

  • 5
    Best coffee ive had in years

    Posted by jerry martin on Jun 28th 2017

    Awesome roast.
    Amazing in Percolator
    Moka pot.
    French Press.
    Vacuum coffee maker.
    Drip coffee maker.
    Espresso Coffee maker.
    Thermal coffee maker.

  • 5
    One of many top notch products

    Posted by Dale W on Jun 23rd 2017

    If you're looking for a good well-rounded and robust flavored coffee this is the one to get. There are several coffees I get through the website, this is my primary.

    I'm glad they came up with this one

  • 5
    If you love coffee you MUST get the Brown Bear

    Posted by Unknown on May 5th 2017

    I feel im a bit of a coffee snob. And i know what good coffee is and taste like. Brown Bear is one of the best roasts ive had any many years. I buy it in the 5lb bag. Amazing taste great in other recipes for cooking too. A MUST BUY.

  • 5
    Excellent Blend will definitely be back for more

    Posted by Brian W on Apr 30th 2016

    I just had my first cup this morning, now I do not want to be without this wonderful blend! It is smooth, but complex. Still debating the right way to describe it, but it was definitely love at first sip!

  • 5
    Not normally my type of coffee but...

    Posted by Heather Royston on Apr 27th 2016

    I really really like this one. Typically I use light roasts with flavors. I don't actually much like coffee but I am rather dependent on the caffeine. This coffee is just amazing though. It's stronger than what I'm used to but tastes great and smells amazing and I actually hate the smell of coffee. Thank you for putting this out. I finally know how the people on tv feel when they wake up to the smell of brewing coffee and smile.

  • 5
    Love the Coffee !

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 2nd 2016

    Love it, nothing more to say.