B&M House blends, really unique?
Perusing at a couple different shops last week or so I got to wondering how unique each shop's house blends really are. Given the number of shops in the country I have a hard time accepting that they each have blends specifically for their shop, but I could be wrong (I am a bit of a skeptic at times). For large volume places, sure, I can see that; but developing a special blend for every little shop seems like low return on investment for the manufacturer. So when I saw "made by Pepin" or Fuente I wondered if maybe the factory just rolls a bunch to be sold as "house blends" for everyone? Anybody have the inside info on this?