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Re: dante: FS Freshly Roasted Specialty Coffee -July 29 Update!

Postby keith » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:28 pm

Bro Dante,

Im excited to try the JBM. A 200g (or is it 250g) pack in UCC costs P5k if I remember correctly.
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Re: dante: FS Freshly Roasted Specialty Coffee -July 29 Update!

Postby dante » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:11 pm

keith wrote:Bro Dante,

Im excited to try the JBM. A 200g (or is it 250g) pack in UCC costs P5k if I remember correctly.


Bro, your JBM was roasted only this morning, so it will be best for brewing starting Friday or Saturday. But don't let me stop you from trying it already tomorrow. Hehehe. You'll taste how it evolves with a day or two of "rest" after roasting. Enjoy, with or without our secret creamer from Market Market! ;)

Yup, UCC's pure Blue Mountain is around 5k per can of about 250 grams. They have a Blue Mountain blend, which is cheaper ,but uses non-JBM beans in the blend. Both were roasted in Japan and of course would have had to travel several days, if not weeks or months, to get to their stores here. I've tried them, and they're good. But nothing beats freshly roasted, for sure.
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August 9 Update. MOKA JAVA is here!

Postby dante » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:27 am

New Old Blend - MOKA JAVA!

Yemen or Dry Processed Ethiopia + Indonesian Java or Sumatra Moka Java Blend - In the early 1900s, the best coffees in the world came from two places: the lands surrounding the Red Sea, often shipped from the port of Al-Mokah in Yemen; and from the islands known collectively as Java, which we now call Indonesia. Coffee merchants soon discovered that, when these two coffees were blended together, magic happened: the spicy fruit of the dry-processed "Mocha" coffee complemented the deep, mild chocolate of the "Java," creating what many still call the most perfect blend in coffee history. I have been experimenting with ratios of Red Sea and Java coffee and have finally come up with what to me gives the best nose and flavor to the blend. Mocca, Mocha, or Moka. Whatever the spelling, the blend is here now and available. P700 per 200 gram pack.

Panama Elida Natural - P800 per 200g pack. Limited stocks. I will let the cupping notes from my supplier speak for itself. Usually, coffees with scores of 86 and up are considered very good already. :D

Dry- 3.9 Huge Aroma, Honey, floral, sweet, berries, cloves
Wet- 4.2 Huge aroma, Sweet, floral, Blueberries
flavor- 8.4 Honey, citrus, fruit, crisp apples
acid- 7.6
body- 7.8
aftertaste- 8.2 similar as the flavors with a delicate earl grey tea finish.
total+50= 90.1

Ethiopia + Yemen Red Sea Blend - P600 per 200g pack. This is a proprietary blend (meaning we don't know the specific origin and ratio of the bean blending) of Yemen and Ethiopian arabica, but a consistent best seller for many years now in the US. The coffee is pre-blended and so does not roast evenly BUT this makes for a very interesting cup. It is full bodied and yet substantially acidic. In coffee, acidity is not a bad thing - that does not translate to "asim" or sourness, but to a drier mouthfeel, almost astringent. Think "dry" in terms of wine. "Excellent" comes to mind when drinking this blend. Highly recommended!

Jamaica Blue Mountain Mavis Bank Estate - P1,500 per 200g pack. Stocks are dwindling, but my 2009 JBM is still here. Surprisingly, in these lean and supposedly mean time of economic crisis, my premium coffees (like my Grey Garrards) are the ones being snapped up. So, why the JBM? Simple. It is considered by many as the best in the world, bar none. The Japanese love this coffee and a must try at least once by a true coffee aficionado. Go to UCC to try a cup - at P300 per cup, I think. ;)

Hawaii Kona - P1,200 per 200g pack. This is GONE. I didn't realize I was out until I got an order yesterday and checked my stocks. Nada. I wrote to my Mauna Loa supplier and they will send me a new batch soon.

La Esmeralda Gesha Lot 7. Among the auction lots during the last Gesha auction, this is the one that scored the highest in independent cuppers' blind tests. I still have a small amount of this bean so try it while stocks last. I can't price it lower than P1,200 per 200 gram pack, unfortunately. But it is still cheaper than the Jamaica Blue Mountain.Very smooth, hints of fruit, mildly chocolatey and a lingering finish. Very complex. Excellent for any type of brewing. And great anytime of the day. Stocks are getting really low.

Ethiopia Idido Misty Valley Yirgachefe - P700 per 200g pack. This is new crop and in my opinion much better than the IMV that I sold out last year. Almost Gesha-ish in character. Always in demand. I am almost tempted to pull this out of the market. My stocks are low and this is now the current favorite in my home.

Ethiopia Kochere Wet Processed Yirgachefe - P500 per 200g pack. A traditional Yirg, processed wet, the traditional way. Good acidity, hints of lime and lemon, malty and complex. Great from hot to cool. In fact, it gets sweeter as it cools in your cup! Very nice body and mouth feel, typical of good Yirgs. Smooth and full bodied. I'd say that this is an all day coffee.

Ethiopia Korate Dry Processed (natural) Sidamo - P500 per 200g pack. Fruit Punch! Amazingly different from the Yirg, considering that they come from the same country. Coffee with cherry. Blueberries. Your taste buds will be given a workout by this coffee. It is one of the most complex coffees that I have roasted. Enjoyable from the time you open the pack and sniff it, up to when you drink the last drop of it from your cup. A coffee for sipping and savoring. Definitely a conversation stopper. This was the best seller during the Hifi show. This is almost gone.

Ethiopia Korate Wet Processed Sidamo - P500 per 200g pack. From fruit punch to aged cabernet. The Ethiopians never fail to amaze. The Korate coop use the same Sidamo bean that they usually process dry and prepare it like a Yirg to achieve a very different flavored coffee. If you like fruit in your cup, but not too much of it, with a certain amount of wildness left in the brew, you have to try this bean.

Ethiopia Bagersh Harrar - P500 per 200g pack. Big, bold African flavors - blueberries and nuts. And aroma to die for! This is a classic African coffee, dry processed and great for any type of coffeemaker. Fantastic waker upper! Some new stock came in so we're back in business with this one.

Brazil Fazenda Vista Alegre. Typical Brazil with a classy twist. This is a small estate high grown arabica. Hints of drak chocolate and already the favorite in my household. Terrific body, nice subdued fruit and a delightful smokey undertone. This is a perfect choice for espresso but great also in a French press. Fantastic lunch or afternoon coffee. Limited stocks only. - P500 per 200 grams.

Colombia Supremo 18+. That's bean size, not age. If you want your coffee simple - kapeng kape - no fruit, no tobacco, no flowers - just coffee - this is the coffee for you. Smooth but punchy, developing a chocolatey after taste as it cools. Excellent for breakfast. Or lunch. Even dinner. One of my mainstays. - P500 per 200 grams.

Costa Rica La Minita Tarrazu - P700 per 200g pack. Every Internet coffee place will tell you how great a coffee the Tarazzu arabica from La Minita Farms is! It is the quintessential coffee from Central America - smooth, full bodied. Suave with a long finish. Very enjoyable any time of the day, but really perfect in the evenings after a nice dinner.

Kenya Peaberry Gethumbwini Meryl Streep in Out of Africa grew coffee on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro where this coffee is from also. Very different from the Ethiopians. And the fact that this is a Peaberry (only one bean per coffee cherry instead of two) makes this a very unusual coffee. My daughter calls it "kapeng-kape". Just when you thought you've tried them all, along comes great coffee like this. Now selling for P700 per 200 grams.

Sagada arabica - temporarily withdrawn from my offerings because of price issues with the local traders.

Cordillera arabica - temporarily withdrawn from my offerings because of price issues with the local traders.

Costa Rica Swiss Water Process Decaf is still available. Nobody will believe that this is Decaf. The body and mouth feel suggest a very good Central American coffee. All the flavor characteristics of a good Central, sans the caffeine! I take this even at midnight, with no caffeine kick. Great for evenings. And anytime of the day for the caffeine-sensitive among us! - P600 per 200 gram pack.

Buying tips: buy only enough coffee for one week use, maximum two weeks. I can grind it for you, but you will get the best results if you grind the beans yourselves just before you brew your coffee.

Storage tips: I pack roasted coffee in resealable bags but they are not as airtight as the Ziplocks. Best way to keep them fresh is to store them in those Lock and Lock airtight containers and keep them in your pantry - NOT IN THE REF! Refrigerating coffee will expose them to condensation every time you take the container out of the ref to get your daily dose. Room temperature is best. And brew your beans no later than 2 weeks after the roast date. I will indicate the roasting date of your coffee for your guidance.

Aeropress available again and still at the same prices - P1,900 per unit.

Delivery service is available via 2Go. Still P150 for up to 2 packs of coffee within 2Go's "Serviceable" areas - this means the big cities like Angeles, Baguio, or even CDO, Davao and Cebu. This is usually next day delivery, which is pretty good.

Orders may be PMed or texted to me. Makati or Pasig pick up if you're in a hurry for your coffee.

Thank you!
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Re: dante: FS Freshly Roasted Specialty Coffee -August 9 Update!

Postby O.D. Yeo » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:23 pm

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Re: dante: FS Freshly Roasted Specialty Coffee - Christmas 09!

Postby dante » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:06 am

Aerolatte Satin Finish

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Original Milk Frother for making capps and lattes with minimum fuss. Makes a great Christmas gift. P800.

Aeropress coffee maker, still at P1,900.

Christmas gift ideas - Aerolatte with a pack of coffee (Roaster's choice) - P1,200. Coffee gift pack - Aeropress + Aerolatte + Pack of Coffee (Roaster's choice) - P3,000. Coffee - 10% discount for orders of 10 packs or more.

Available coffee -

Panama Elida Natural - P800 per 200g pack. Limited stocks. I will let the cupping notes from my supplier speak for itself. Usually, coffees with scores of 86 and up are considered very good already. :D

Dry- 3.9 Huge Aroma, Honey, floral, sweet, berries, cloves
Wet- 4.2 Huge aroma, Sweet, floral, Blueberries
flavor- 8.4 Honey, citrus, fruit, crisp apples
acid- 7.6
body- 7.8
aftertaste- 8.2 similar as the flavors with a delicate earl grey tea finish.
total+50= 90.1

Ethiopia + Yemen Red Sea Blend - P600 per 200g pack. This is a proprietary blend (meaning we don't know the specific origin and ratio of the bean blending) of Yemen and Ethiopian arabica, but a consistent best seller for many years now in the US. The coffee is pre-blended and so does not roast evenly BUT this makes for a very interesting cup. It is full bodied and yet substantially acidic. In coffee, acidity is not a bad thing - that does not translate to "asim" or sourness, but to a drier mouthfeel, almost astringent. Think "dry" in terms of wine. "Excellent" comes to mind when drinking this blend. Highly recommended!

Jamaica Blue Mountain Mavis Bank Estate - P1,500 per 200g pack. Stocks are dwindling, but my 2009 JBM is still here. Surprisingly, in these lean and supposedly mean time of economic crisis, my premium coffees (like my Grey Garrards) are the ones being snapped up. So, why the JBM? Simple. It is considered by many as the best in the world, bar none. The Japanese love this coffee and a must try at least once by a true coffee aficionado. Go to UCC to try a cup - at P300 per cup, I think. ;)

Hawaii Kona - P1,200 per 200g pack. New harvest frm Lion's Gate Farm, Kona.

Ethiopia Amaro Gayo Yirgachefe - P700 per 200g pack. This is almost as good as the IMV that I am no longer offering for sale. Almost Gesha-ish in character.

Ethiopia Kochere Wet Processed Yirgachefe - P500 per 200g pack. A traditional Yirg, processed wet, the traditional way. Good acidity, hints of lime and lemon, malty and complex. Great from hot to cool. In fact, it gets sweeter as it cools in your cup! Very nice body and mouth feel, typical of good Yirgs. Smooth and full bodied. I'd say that this is an all day coffee.

Ethiopia Korate Wet Processed Sidamo - P500 per 200g pack. From fruit punch to aged cabernet. The Ethiopians never fail to amaze. The Korate coop use the same Sidamo bean that they usually process dry and prepare it like a Yirg to achieve a very different flavored coffee. If you like fruit in your cup, but not too much of it, with a certain amount of wildness left in the brew, you have to try this bean.

Colombia Supremo 18+. That's bean size, not age. If you want your coffee simple - kapeng kape - no fruit, no tobacco, no flowers - just coffee - this is the coffee for you. Smooth but punchy, developing a chocolatey after taste as it cools. Excellent for breakfast. Or lunch. Even dinner. One of my mainstays. - P500 per 200 grams.

Costa Rica La Minita Tarrazu - P700 per 200g pack. Every Internet coffee place will tell you how great a coffee the Tarazzu arabica from La Minita Farms is! It is the quintessential coffee from Central America - smooth, full bodied. Suave with a long finish. Very enjoyable any time of the day, but really perfect in the evenings after a nice dinner.

Kenya Peaberry Gethumbwini Meryl Streep in Out of Africa grew coffee on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro where this coffee is from also. Very different from the Ethiopians. And the fact that this is a Peaberry (only one bean per coffee cherry instead of two) makes this a very unusual coffee. My daughter calls it "kapeng-kape". Just when you thought you've tried them all, along comes great coffee like this. Very limited stocks now. P700 per 200 grams.

Phiippine arabica - I am no longer roasting Philippine coffee. Quality and price issues continue to hound the local market.

Costa Rica Swiss Water Process Decaf is still available. Nobody will believe that this is Decaf. The body and mouth feel suggest a very good Central American coffee. All the flavor characteristics of a good Central, sans the caffeine! I take this even at midnight, with no caffeine kick. Great for evenings. And anytime of the day for the caffeine-sensitive among us! - P600 per 200 gram pack.

Buying tips: buy only enough coffee for one week use, maximum two weeks. I can grind it for you, but you will get the best results if you grind the beans yourselves just before you brew your coffee.

Storage tips: I pack roasted coffee in resealable bags but they are not as airtight as the Ziplocks. Best way to keep them fresh is to store them in those Lock and Lock airtight containers and keep them in your pantry - NOT IN THE REF! Refrigerating coffee will expose them to condensation every time you take the container out of the ref to get your daily dose. Room temperature is best. And brew your beans no later than 2 weeks after the roast date. I will indicate the roasting date of your coffee for your guidance.

Delivery service is available via 2Go. Still P150 for up to 2 packs of coffee within 2Go's "Serviceable" areas - this means the big cities like Angeles, Baguio, or even CDO, Davao and Cebu. This is usually next day delivery, which is pretty good.

Orders may be PMed or texted to me. Makati or Pasig pick up if you're in a hurry for your coffee.

Thank you!
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Re: dante: Freshly Roasted Specialty COFFEE

Postby dante » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:03 am

The first WS sponsor! For a non-audio product! I am deeply honored! :D :D :D

I suppose coffee improves the listening experience, so it is still audio-related. Sort of! :D :D :D

Have a good weekend bros! I'm off for some R&R in Tagaytay! ;)
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Re: dante: Freshly Roasted Specialty COFFEE

Postby dante » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:11 pm

New York Is Finally Taking Its Coffee Seriously

Ttommy has it made! I'd love to hit all these new espresso bars.
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Re: dante: LX3/D-Lux4 GGS Screen Protector

Postby dante » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:07 am

I have an extra GGS screen protector for LX3or D-Lux4. Selling at cost for P720.
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Re: dante: LX3/D-Lux4 GGS Screen Protector

Postby Nelson de Leon » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:32 am

Sir, re aerolatte, is it used for making the cream? Or para magka-froth?
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Re: dante: LX3/D-Lux4 GGS Screen Protector

Postby dante » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:19 am

Nelson de Leon wrote:Sir, re aerolatte, is it used for making the cream? Or para magka-froth?


Hi Nelson, the Aerolatte is for making froth for lattes and capuccinos.
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Re: dante: LX3/D-Lux4 GGS Screen Protector

Postby Superman » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:53 am

dante wrote:I have an extra GGS screen protector for LX3or D-Lux4. Selling at cost for P720.


Hi Atty Idol!!

Please reserve:

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Thanks! :D
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Re: dante: LX3/D-Lux4 GGS Screen Protector

Postby dante » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:16 am

It's yours, Sups! ;)
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Re: dante: LX3/D-Lux4 GGS Screen Protector

Postby Superman » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:13 am

dante wrote:It's yours, Sups! ;)


Salamat! Will coordinate via SMS, Thanks! :D
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Re: Manila Collective: Dante's New Coffee Shop

Postby dante » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:41 am

Guess who came for coffee???

K.C! ;)

We finally did it. Opened a small coffee shop cum photo gallery/hang out at Cubao Ex. It's called the Manila Collective. If you haven't experienced Cubao Ex, you're missing a lot! We rotate Coffee Dante's coffees there on a weekly basis. Partner Jake Versoza provides the gallery exhibits, Ina Estacio the wonderful pastries, and Guia Abad the marketing savvy. Our barista, Peter, is a character to meet.

Drop by. We're open from 4 pm to 1 am everyday except Sundays and Mondays. ;)
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Re: Manila Collective: Dante's New Coffee Shop

Postby Jon Agner » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:54 am

dante wrote:Guess who came for coffee???

K.C! ;)

We finally did it. Opened a small coffee shop cum photo gallery/hang out at Cubao Ex. It's called the Manila Collective. If you haven't experienced Cubao Ex, you're missing a lot! We rotate Coffee Dante's coffees there on a weekly basis. Partner Jake Versoza provides the gallery exhibits, Ina Estacio the wonderful pastries, and Guia Abad the marketing savvy. Our barista, Peter, is a character to meet.

Drop by. We're open from 4 pm to 1 am everyday except Sundays and Mondays. ;)


Hmmmmm.... so you're doing the hosting job, I suppose :D :D :D :D Kidding aside, finally, you have your own coffee shop :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: ...... just as when my doctor advised me to cut down on coffee ;( ;( ;( ;(

Congratulations :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Manila Collective: Dante's New Coffee Shop

Postby redline_xp » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:03 am

dante wrote:Guess who came for coffee???

K.C! ;)

We finally did it. Opened a small coffee shop cum photo gallery/hang out at Cubao Ex. It's called the Manila Collective. If you haven't experienced Cubao Ex, you're missing a lot! We rotate Coffee Dante's coffees there on a weekly basis. Partner Jake Versoza provides the gallery exhibits, Ina Estacio the wonderful pastries, and Guia Abad the marketing savvy. Our barista, Peter, is a character to meet.

Drop by. We're open from 4 pm to 1 am everyday except Sundays and Mondays. ;)


Congrats atty to your new Biz venture. May password ba for discount? :lol: :lol: :lol:

All the best!
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Re: Manila Collective: Dante's New Coffee Shop

Postby onedown » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:25 am

congrats, dante. coffee by dante and black pizza by gypsy. hmmm. :)
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Re: Manila Collective: Dante's New Coffee Shop

Postby Superman » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:30 am

CONGRATULATIONS! :D
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Re: Manila Collective: Dante's New Coffee Shop

Postby dogears » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:33 am

Whoa! Congrats Chief!!!
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Re: Manila Collective: Dante's New Coffee Shop

Postby narayan » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:21 pm

Good wishes on your new business venture :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:
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