Coffee party once more

coffeeparty

I felt I was in France during the coffee party I hosted this afternoon, what with four French speakers in the house. Mathieu (rightmost), after leaving Iligan only last December with the end of his term as a volunteer helping farmers in the mountains, came back for a short vacation. His replacement is Jean-Baptiste (2nd from left). Fr. Henri (2nd from right) is from Cameroon, a French-speaking country. Beside him is Marc, a French-American. And the three of us BisDaks (with Mabel and Sharon). Hmm … looks like someone is missing here, some guy that should be seated beside the girl on the left. ;-) We could only have Ethiopia Harrar and Kenya Gethumbwini, then we got drunk. :-(

Giant French press at work

That's BIG!

That's BIG!

Finally got to use my gigantic French press!!!

Saturday evening we had a mini-reunion, us batchmates of the Development High School class of 1981, of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT). We fondly call this school DaHaSa. They changed the name now to Integrated Development School or sumthin, but for us, it’s still DaHaSa.

There were 9 of us. And boy was I able to make coffee for all of us in one brew!

This French press aka coffee press aka coffee plunger aka press pot is called a 12-cup coffee maker, but maybe when you use small cups like those they use in espressos or tea. I used bigger 5-oz cups, and just enough for all of us.

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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.
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