Coffee party!

More than the coffee, the conversation was great!

More than the coffee, the conversation was great!

Now that I have various kinds of coffees from all over the world, although in small amounts, it’s nice to share the blessing. And so I called up a coffee party and invited a few friends last Friday, May 29.

Twelve people came, and many thanks to all of them — Sir Boy & Allan; Eric, Bevs & Valerie; Rogier & Mabel; Roger, Manman, Jaeger, Ace, Alfritz.

The coffee lineup — Ethiopia Harrar & Yirgacheffe, Rwanda Bufcoffee Nyarusiza (a Cup of Excellence coffee!), Sumatra Iskandar, Cordillera Bobok, Batangas Barako, Costa Rica Tarrazu and Brazil Moreninha Formosa. That’s eight different coffees from six countries and four continents! The Barako was the one I’ve been cracking from the dried cherry these past days. Really smells nangka (jackfruit), the moment you roast, and when you brew. I’m gonna try this coffee some more.

Ethiopia Harrar & Yirgacheffe, Rwanda Bufcoffee Nyarusiza (a Cup of Excellence coffee!), Sumatra Iskandar, Cordillera Bobok, Batangas Barako, Costa Rica Tarrazu and Brazil Moreninha Formosa.

Ethiopia Harrar & Yirgacheffe, Rwanda Bufcoffee Nyarusiza (a Cup of Excellence coffee!), Sumatra Iskandar, Cordillera Bobok, Batangas Barako, Costa Rica Tarrazu and Brazil Moreninha Formosa.

Thanks Jaeger, of Aruma Coffee Lounge, for the mouthwatering banoffee! That’s first thing on my list every time I visit your café. I like your banoffee more than Starbucks’. Thanks for the Muscovado sugar, too. Thanks Rogier for the brownies, and Bevs for the banana cue! Man, that has been a fav merienda for me since kindergarten, and all throughout my elementary, high school and college days.

I was hoping I could use my giant French press. But turned out there was no need for it. People arrived in batches, so I’d brew in small amounts, too. And you can’t really serve full cups to everyone, who’d be drinking quite a lot of varieties in one afternoon. For 3 or more people, I used use the 8-cup Bodum plunger. For 1 or 2, I’d use the Aeropress, coz it’s quick. In about a minute your coffee is ready –from boiling the water, to grinding the beans, to brewing.

Pouring coffee from my Bodum

Pouring coffee from my Bodum

I would have wanted to ask my guests to score the coffees as I did a few times. But nah, the afternoon’s so conducive for conversation, so many things to talk about than just coffee.

I had it started at 3 o’clock in time for afternoon merienda. A few left in the afternoon, but most stayed all the way to dinner (Toe2toe barbecue to the rescue), and beyond. Must have already been past 9 o’clock when everyone left.

Oh yeah, I forgot to invite a few more coffee lovers. Sorry about that … wait for the next coffee party!

Jaeger's banoffee, available at Aruma's. Oh la la!

Jaeger's banoffee, available at Aruma's. Oh la la!

From merienda all the way through dinner! Toe2toe barbue.

From merienda all the way through dinner! Toe2toe barbecue.

Comments

4 Responses to “Coffee party!”

  1. Mindanao Bob on May 31st, 2009 6:51 pm

    Looks like everybody had fun!

  2. Bobby on May 31st, 2009 7:45 pm

    Oh yeah! That was fun! When coffeegeeks in Mindanao increase in number, we should have some coffee eyeballs or meetings of some sort, comparing beans and all. That would be nice. Maybe in the next few years.

  3. Mindanao Bob on May 31st, 2009 9:05 pm

    Yeah, I’d be game for that.

  4. Jaeger on May 13th, 2011 10:49 am

    thanks bob!!

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