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Topic: Sleepers [was Guatemala Fraijanes...] (3 msgs / 146 lines)
1) From: sci
Thanks for the sleeper list Les.
We identified one other sleeper: Nicaragua Limoncillo - Java Longberry, just
under $6/lb. It is a fantastic coffee. If I wasn't in severe stash reduction
mode, I'd stock up with a fiver of this in a heartbeat.
I can't sample all of Tom's coffees, but I rarely get one I don't care for.
They are consistently very good. But some are fantastic for the price, hence
"sleepers." IMO, the Koratie duo is a phenomenal deal, but I guess they
aren't sleepers since everybody here is talking it up. But compared to IMV,
it is better at a lower price. I'm not afraid to experiment with SM's greens
because it isn't risky.
I do have one in my stash that I can't roast well. It just never tasted
good, but like I said, it is probably due to my poor roasting. This bean
isn't for sale anymore, so I don't mind saying it: Columbian Antioquia
13353. I have 1/2 lb that I'm gonna roast to Vienna for lattes or something,
maybe blend. My C - FC roasts tasted plain bad, but they appeared good in
color.
Ivan
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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 10:13:29 -0700
From: Les 
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Guatemala Fraijanes - Finca Agua Tibia
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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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2) From: Benjamin VerHage
I'll 2nd the 13353. It was one of the beans that came with the sampler when I ordered my Behmor. I roasted to the beginning of 2nd crack and it came out fantastic. Lots of vanilla.
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From: sci 
To: homeroast
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2008 5:53:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Sleepers [was Guatemala Fraijanes...]
Thanks for the sleeper list Les.
We identified one other sleeper: Nicaragua Limoncillo - Java Longberry, just
under $6/lb. It is a fantastic coffee. If I wasn't in severe stash reduction
mode, I'd stock up with a fiver of this in a heartbeat.
I can't sample all of Tom's coffees, but I rarely get one I don't care for.
They are consistently very good. But some are fantastic for the price, hence
"sleepers." IMO, the Koratie duo is a phenomenal deal, but I guess they
aren't sleepers since everybody here is talking it up. But compared to IMV,
it is better at a lower price. I'm not afraid to experiment with SM's greens
because it isn't risky.
I do have one in my stash that I can't roast well. It just never tasted
good, but like I said, it is probably due to my poor roasting. This bean
isn't for sale anymore, so I don't mind saying it: Columbian Antioquia
13353. I have 1/2 lb that I'm gonna roast to Vienna for lattes or something,
maybe blend. My C - FC roasts tasted plain bad, but they appeared good in
color.
Ivan
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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 10:13:29 -0700
From: Les 
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Guatemala Fraijanes - Finca Agua Tibia
To: homeroast
Message-ID:
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Content-Type: text/plain; charsetO-8859-1
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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3) From: David Martin
Does anyone else see the irony in referring to a coffee as a "sleeper"?
Also, to me the term "sleeper" in this context refers more to lack of
"buzz" on the mailing list, than to price, although under-$6 does seem
like a reasonable criterion as well.
My personal sleeper list includes Vino de Arabia. The aromatics are
amazing, and it's eminently drinkable. I only bought 1lb, but I'm
thinking of getting more with my next order. Not only would I like to
drink more of it, but it's an ideal "gift" coffee for the uninitiated.
-Dave
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