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Topic: Guatemala Fraijanes - Finca Agua Tibia (26 msgs / 375 lines)
1) From: Brett Mason
Just roasted up a pound of Guatemala Fraijanes - Finca Agua Tibia...
Bouht only the pound, but this should be good!  I went looking to see
how this cups - have you tried it?  What do you think?
Cheers,
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2) From: scott miller
Brett,
This was the first Guat from Fraijanes I have tried and I really like it. I
roasted to full city and the bittersweet chocolate flavor is excellent. I
did not catch any of the cedar aromatics Tom mentions in his notes, but
since I roasted darker than his recommendation that's not a big surprise to
me. I have enough to do another roast and may try it a bit lighter.
cheers,
ScoTTT
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3) From: Eddie Dove
I would really like to know what you think of the taste of it.  From the
cupping notes and what Scott describes, it sounds like my wife (and I) may
very much like it.  To what degree did you roast it?
Eddie
On 9/23/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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4) From: Brett Mason
I went FC+ in a popper...
Will let you know tomorrow (36 hrs rest)
Brett
On 9/23/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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5) From: Eddie Dove
Brett,
Do you use the popper to accomplish different tastes or is it your small
batch roaster to see what level you might like the coffee roasted too?  I'm
curious, because since I have used other roasters, I have not used any of my
poppers again.
36 hours rest ... for you or the coffee?  ;-)
Respectfully,
Eddie
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6) From: Brett Mason
(ashamed, head down)  I ran out of gas for my drum roaster, and with
the events of the week did not yet get more...  Popper always works
for 2 more days' supply....
Brett
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7) From: Eddie Dove
Didn't mean to insight genuflecting ...
About how many roast do you get out of one charge of gas?
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8) From: Brett Mason
I roast for 2-3 months, including some burgers and steaks, and an
occasional Scout campout - multipurpose tank....  SO let me guess and
say 20-30 roasts (3 lb - 18 minutes)
Guestimation only,
Brett
... genuflecting - my back hurts
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9) From: Eddie Dove
So one does not have to dedicate a grill solely for the purpose of roasting?
Thanks for the info ... it is appreciated.
Eddie
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10) From: Brett Mason
I lift the grill out and place the drum into the rotisserie - pretty
easy addition.  Most recently I addeda simple heat diffuser which
helps both the rilling and the coffee.  I also added a metal shield
around the RKDRUMS motor so the wires wouldn't take any stress from
moving the BBQ around, putting cover on, etc.  These helped quite a
bit...
B
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11) From: Brett Mason
Very nice cup - solid body, touch of bittersweet, nice strong taste.  Love
it.  I like more chocolate, but this is a cup of Joe I enjoy...
Brett
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12) From: Eddie Dove
Thank you, kind sir.
Eddie
On 9/24/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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13) From: Eddie Dove
I asked Harvey to stop by with some of this coffee as well as others.
Thanks for the input.
Eddie
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14) From: Eddie Dove
Well, this coffee certainly did not disappoint.  At work today, we went to
the coffee stand and two of my coworkers got milk colored with coffee and I
got a double ristretto.  On the way back one of my coworkers was talking
about how he cannot drink coffee without a lot of milk, etc. etc.  I told
him that when we got back to the office I would let him try some of my
coffee and that I bet he could drink it black.  He sniffed, drank and was
stunned.  He drank the whole cup.  I had to go to another meeting and told
him to help himself.  When I got back an hour later, he was finishing
another cup, black.  I then let him try the Sumatra Iskandar Triple-Pick ...
he want to come by the house and see how I do this.
Eddie
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15) From: Les
Eddie,
The coffee evangelist!  I just checked the stash and I did order two pounds
of the Tibia!  Lucky me being on stash reduction.
Les
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16) From: Eddie Dove
Les,
I'd be really interested in what you detect in the cup.  I don't have the
depth of describing tastes like you do (I'm working on it), but I would love
to be able to compare some notes for educational purposes.
Eddoe
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17) From: sci
With all the buzz about geshas, I thought I'd be contrarian.
Ok, here's a poor man's bargain coffee that has very nice flavor for the
price. A fiver of this cost a mere $21.75, but don't let the price fool you.
This is great "drinkin' coffee." Maybe it would be good to add to a gesha
order so you have something to drink when the golden beans run out. I'm
having a C+ roast via AP and I'm quite satisfied. It has some winey notes
and mild fruitiness, nothing whopping. I hate to say this, but I like it
just as much as the Four-Star Columbian Huila I got a couple of months back
(at almost twice the price). Tom noted an apple cider character. This seems
to emerge toward the bottom end of the cup with a tangy spicy flavor that
has long aftertaste. Not bad for a sub $5/lb coffee!
Ivan
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18) From: Paul Jolly
Ivan,
I couldn't agree more with your assessment...and Agua Tibia has always been a great deal.  It's a classic Guat profile (which usually is my favorite) at bargain prices.  Definitely worth a try; anyone can tack it on to their next RIP/Gesha order!
Cheers,
Paul
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19) From: Les
Ivan,
You have identified one of the "sleeper" coffees on the list.  The
Aqua Tibia is one of the nicest coffees, and I drink a lot of it!
Les
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20) From: Seth Grandeau
Can we get a re-cap of the sleepers which have been identified? :)
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21) From: Les
Ok Seth,
To be a "sleeper" in my book it has to be under six bucks a pound.
Here are the ones that I think are super deals in the "price vs taste"
 value.  This is in my order, based on what I like.
1. Columbia Antioquia Jardin Cerulean Warbler
2. Guatemala Aqua Tibia
3. Rwanda Duhingekawa Women's Coop
4. Sumatra Blue Batak "Tarbarita" Peaberry
5. Panama Boquete Golden Peaberry
6. Rwanda Gkongoro Nyarusiza
I have a few customers and they always rave about the Warbler and the
Blue Batak.  I have gone through about 30 pounds of the Warbler, and
comsumed about a third of it myself.  My daughter and son-in-law
likethe Blue Batak.  It is their favorite coffee.  I hope this helps.
Les
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22) From: Seth Grandeau
Thanks, Les.  Hmmm.  I only have the Rwanda in my stash.  The Tarbarita
didn't thrill me, but that was one of the first coffees I roasted, so that
may very well have been user error.  It looks like I have some more things
to try in my next order. :)
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23) From: Jim Gundlach
Les,
      Thanks for saving me some time going through the offerings.  I  
wanted to put in an order today so I took the lazy way out and ordered  
a couple of pounds of the RIP, five pounds each of 1&2 and two pounds  
each of the remaining ones on your list.
       pecan jim
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24) From: Les
The Tabarita Blue Batak has a narrow sweet spot.  But when you hit it,
 it is awesome.  It makes one of the best SO espresso shots I have
experienced.  It needs to have a full city -vienna roast and rested 4
days.
Les
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25) From: Les
Jim,
Now that I have let my favorites out of the bag, I had better make
sure my stash is in order.  I know I am good on the Warbler, but I am
down to a pound on some of the others.
Les
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26) From: Scott Bukofsky
Arg - someone mentioned the Warbler.  The cat's out of the bag- I'll need to
stock up now.  This is a great coffee.
-Scotto
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