Yemen and Ethiopian beans, and 3 press pots

Green beans and French presses

Green beans and French presses

Wow, what a great day today! Two packages arrived. All related to coffee, of course!

First is the 15-pound USPS flatrate box, containing, what else, green coffee beans — 5 lbs of Yemen Hufashi and 10 lbs of Ethiopia Yirgacheffe. As usual, distributed at GCBC, sourced from Café Imports. These coffees are my belated birthday gift for myself, as I mentioned in my post a few weeks back. The package reached Iligan, from the US, in 13 days. Not bad.

Yemeni and Ethiopian coffees, ahhh …. still my favorite after two years into this roasting hobby. The Yemen cupped an average of 88.6 at GCBC, while the Yirg averaged at 89.2. I got more of the Yirg simply coz it’s cheaper.

The second came in an LBC package — tree small-sized French presses. These are the plungers I traded with my sangay for three bigger ones, so I could hoard more and more of these press pots, which is now my favorite coffee maker. A proud owner of 8 French presses!

I’m gonna be busy roasting some beans tonight!

Yemen Hufashi and Ethiopian Yirgacheffe

Yemen Hufashi and Ethiopian Yirgacheffe


3 Responses to “Yemen and Ethiopian beans, and 3 press pots”

  1. Mindanao Bob on March 28th, 2009 9:20 am

    Ha ha… I also have 8 press pots. 5 of the small ones and the 3 big ones that you traded to me (hope to see them arrive today). I had 9, but broke a beaker a few days ago.

    I’m looking forward to trying the Yemeni and Ethiopian coffees that you graciously sold to me too….

    This new hobby is addictive! :grin:

  2. Edmund on July 26th, 2012 3:52 pm

    Hi, I am just a new convert of fresh coffee bean. I just wanna ask, How much did you spend for the coffee beans and the freight? thanks

    Kind regards,


  3. Bobby on September 10th, 2012 2:12 pm

    For prices of green beans, check out There are a lot of other green beans vendors, but sweetmarias is where I source most of my coffee from. Freight? It’s LBC balikbayan box for us. Not expensive, but a looooonnnggg wait.

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