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domori's new bars
April 19, 2005
8:35 pm
Hans-Peter Rot
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This thread seems to always be active because Domori is always releasing new bars.

April 19, 2005
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that was my original intention, monte, because you usually can't get the news from domori's site. they still don't have anything on kamba!

April 20, 2005
9:37 am
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hmmm, went through that second bar of blend70 like a hot knife through butter. very intense, stays with you quite some time. nice complexity and development. and quite strong. didn't get a headache this time.

April 20, 2005
7:20 pm
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Hmm, it seems that even Kamba cannot escape Domori's batch variability.

April 20, 2005
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Batch variability is significant for Domori. Try to use their couverure.

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April 21, 2005
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well, i'm sure to be eating more kamba the next few weeks at least. i can tell u more about the variability as i proceed ;)

April 21, 2005
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Please, Alex, tell all the detail, cos it seems from the consumer point of view, that Domori is ignoring UK. Do they feel it's too small an interest? some other trade difficulties? - but the result looks like UK is last on the list of their supply. Do you think Germany is the biggest Domori's customer in Europe?

April 21, 2005
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that's hard to say, ellie. i only know that we've got plenty of domori in munich now. and that even the expensive san jose boxes sell very well. maybe proximity makes germany a good market.

if i were to guess i'd say the best foreign markets for domori are: germany, the netherlands, the uk, parts of scandanavia, the us and maybe even japan. in no particular order.

April 21, 2005
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I think Sweden alone should qualify on your list Alex, leaving the other Scandinavian countries behind.

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April 21, 2005
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I don't think Domori is "ignoring" the UK, much less than they're ignoring the US. We haven't even seen Chacao yet (for organic certification reasons), and I'm sure Kamba won't arrive for quite a while. I'm guessing Domori is testing market and profitability of Kamba in a major metropolis (e.g. Munich) where most of their products have been successful in the past. Perhaps to see how sales are before shipping worldwide. Importing takes time and many foreign governmental regulations to appease.

April 21, 2005
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major metropolis? ;) i'm sure the citizens of this fine town appreciate that.

April 21, 2005
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Sure, it has to have something to do with trade regulations - Germany would be natural market for italian Co, it's virtually one and the same; but how come Sweden has preferential treatment? Must be with distributors as well...

April 21, 2005
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Our three Chocolate Festivals in Stockholm (2002-2004) has contributed to increased sales of dark real chocolate. Sweden is known within the foodindistry as a good market for testing new products. If I remeber right Sweden still was number three export market for Valrhona around year 2001. Our Swdish Valrhona distributor (Simonssons) has done a successful job with Valrhona since 1992 and they still do.

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May 4, 2005
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I get a Kamba Blend 70 bar yesterday. A friend of mine send it to me. First I thought about waiting before opening it, but I had no chance but taste it immediately. It reminds me strongly of the Chacao Absolute and a mixture of Sambirano and Madakascar (my be caused by compareable beans, just as written on the back). I like the bar very much, it is a satisfing blend. And, which should not be forgotten, it is the bar with the best price of all Domori bars.
My final conclusion: A very good chocolate which I will buy again.

June 5, 2005
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Finally tried Domori Green, and I really really LOVE it! The tealeaves took me by pleasant surprise (didn't know they where there...), and the jasmin blends well with the chocolate at first, then lingers on giving me the impression I have actually had tea, not choc...
The texture is great, though I must confess I thought it dry at first, since I expected something much more waxy.
Now I definitely have to try blend no 1, but all I have at hands is some (overprised) valrhona...

June 6, 2005
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Have you tried Barrique or Gem yet?

June 7, 2005
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quote:


Originally posted by Montegrano

Have you tried Barrique or Gem yet?



no, that will have to wait till august and berlin... [:)]
June 7, 2005
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so green likes green after all ;)
i think you'll like break as well. i usually don't like nibby bars, but this is a must!

June 7, 2005
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Break is basically Blend No. 1 with cacao nibs, so if you like one you'll probably like the other.

June 17, 2005
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i've mentioned it here somewhere else, but domori's got 4 new bars. they're called cru 75g and come in sur del lago, carenero, arriba and apurimac. they've also added a new type of kashaya made of apurimac beans and are now selling a new 500g quantum made of sambirano.

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