The family happened to be in Cagayan de Oro City yesterday, Saturday. While Miyam and Arkay were at the Lim Ket Kai mall, I drove to nearby Gaisano. It’s been some time since I visited their kitchen section, where I found some bargain coffee toys, like China-made French presses.
Lo and behold! There’s another bargain I found — a giant, 12-cup French press! At only 799 pesos (around $16), wow! I bought it right away. It’s not 12 cups for our regular cup of joe alright. That’s 12 cups only if you use those small espresso-sized cups. But for a regular-sized 6-ounce coffee cup, that’s enough for 6 coffee addicts. Still a lot!
Placed beside my big Bodums (what they call the 8-cup plungers), my new find is BIG. Perfect for parties!
The gold-plated metal frame has no markings, but the glass carafe has “Pyrex” on it. At first I thought this could just be a fake. But after some googling, there indeed are Pyrex plungers! And the 12-cup model is priced at over US$50. Whoa!!!
I knew a few friends would like this. Unfortunately, it was the only one available. It’s not available in Gaisano-Iligan. A fellow home roaster in Davao said it’s not available at the Gaisano branch there, too.
What I like about this plunger, it comes with a fine sediment nylon filter. That translates to lesser sludge at the bottom of the cup coz of the fine grinds. The Bodums don’t come with that extra layer of filter, but you can buy those from third-party manufacturers.
The build is nice, too. Looks solid. Unlike those cheap China-made plungers. (But, um, this could very well be made in China, too, like the iPods and the laptops we’re using.)
Can’t wait for the next party!