Whoa! I now own five French presses (a.k.a. press pots, coffee plungers)!!!
My friend and ‘sangay’ Bob just convinced me to take a second look at the French press. In our “cupping” session at his place recently, he let me try his brew. And I liked it. So these past few days I gave it a try, setting aside my Aeropress momentarily. Looks like the French press won for now. Maybe until I get the proper filter for the inverted method of the Aeropress, I’ll do French press in the meantime. But the Aeropress will still see action, especially when doing a cold brew, or for my improvized cappuccino.
This morning I dropped by a surplus shop in neighboring Ozamiz City, a place called Brokenhaus. Yeah, that’s spelled B-R-O-K-E-N. Its Cagayan de Oro branch is spelled Brockenhaus. I don’t know which is correct. I heard this place is owned by a Filipina married to a Swiss guy, and they’ve been shipping Swiss and other European used items in huge containers. My wife loves to visit these two shops every chance we get; now, Miyam had a lecture to cardiologists in Ozamiz and Oroquieta. Last year, I got a Moka Pot from this branch in Ozamiz.
This time around, I saw an unbranded big French press that’s made in Switzerland lying around, along with cups and saucers. This plunger can do 4 regular cups, although in Europe they call this size as 8-cup, coz I heard they use smaller cups there they call tasse or something.
Eniweys, so I asked the saleslady if they have more of it, and she pointed me to the right direction. Woohoo! There were two Bodums there! And another one that’s made in France. There is yet another, but the carafe is made of plastic, not glass. So I bought the four glass plungers.
I’m keeping one of the Bodums for myself, and the three others will go to Bob, coz he texted me he’d take the other three for himself. For now he only has the smallest plunger, but many of them. Half a dozen of them I think. So I asked Bob if we can do a trade — I’ll send him the three big plungers, and he’ll send me three of those small ones. I need the small ones for travel, coz I always bring my coffee kit with me while on the road.
So in the next few days I won’t only have five plungers, but eight. I’d like to have more of them because they break easily. Maybe one of these days I can get the metal or the non-breakable Bodums.
Kape ta bay!