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Dec 31, 2014

The Beauty of Handjob

We took apart our Poralex manual coffee grinder to clean it up not because it's New Year in a few days, but we're going to hide it as we got a new electronic coffee grinder. 

Seeing its different pieces, i finally get to appreciate its beauty -- the Japanese ingenuity? :)
It made our new electronic grinder looked    less interesting. For me, coffee is about the process because it adds to the experience maybe. As Paolo mentioned in his coffee appreciation talk, his very manual coffee ritual reminds him that "great things take time."
 

Anyhoo, I'd been looking for a small electronic coffee bean grinder in Cebu, philippines for sometime already but had no luck. Until i saw Mark D. of weekend barista club at happygaraje.com tweeted his mini electronic grinder so i thought it finally arrived in local stores. 

So following are few places where i found (personal / home-use) coffee grinder in cebu: 

We got ours at Rustan's (the one above). always go for Rustan's for kitchen appliances because their sales staff know more about their stuff. They also had a cuisineart brand for a personal size electronic coffee grinder. Mark went for krups though.

True Value also said they had a breville coffee grinder but ran out of it. Paolo got a manual at Gaisano Countrymall. SuperMetro also had krups.

Alessi(sp?) in ayala is probably the store specialized to coffee (and tea) in Cebu. But it seems they carry mostly of Japanese brAnd, and also Italian. (I so want to get their stovetop coffeemaker (forgot the name).

The most stylish coffee machine i ever encountered yet at Rustan's.

Anyhoo, it seems that specialty coffee is going to be new "milk tea" soon in Cebu? Well, i'm looking forward to it. Hopefully, cebu will develop our very own local coffee signature. :)

Now i'm thinking if there's really a difference in the taste between freshly ground coffee beans and the grocery packed ground beans? Honestly, i cannot tell, except that you can control the "fine-ness" of the coffee ground if you have a grinder. The grocery-packed ground coffee beans are usually on the coarse side so it tends to be not so strong (well, you can just put more ground coffee to your brew to make it stronger though). 

And, Rustan's also have these local beans. I think Human Nature stores also carry this brand. Except for Cordillera (which I like), i haven't tried the other 3. I also like coffee beans from Bukidnon but rarely I could find them in grocery.


So no more handjob for me now. (It actually sounds sad.)





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