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Topic: OT Re: + French roast + in the Philippines (4 msgs / 75 lines)
1) From: Michael Mccandless
I don't know id this still holds true after 40 yrs,
 but if you check the label you may see made in Philippines or made in
Manila.
Was a major difference back then.
McSparky
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2) From: Brett Mason
The Philippines also has a native coffee which is not exported as green
beans.  "Barako" is the name of the coffee, and is grown in many places, but
currently in the province of Cavite.  We used to buy it in the public market
when we lived in Batangas City in 1987-89.  Very similar to the Sumatras
from Tom, but different to some degree as well.
If you get opportunity to buy some Barako, be sure to try it...  Most of the
farms gave up because of the dwindling coffee economy in the Philippines.
Yet again another benefit of the Marcos Cronyism...
"Mag-beer, muna tayo.  Mag-beer muna, tayo, Oh, anong sarap ng San Miguel
Beer."
This was the jingle for San Miguel when I studied in the Philippines
1975-76.
  Translation - "Let's have a beer together, let's have a beer together - Oh
how delicious, San Miguel Beer."
  And it was certainly true, still is!
Te na!
Brett
On 5/6/07, Michael Mccandless  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

3) From: raymanowen
I don't ever think I had any brewed coffee or cola when I was on that side
of the Dateline. I was 23 when I got to Clark. The cooler of choice was the
first beer I ever had- San Miguel in the white screened dark glass bottle.
Brewed in Philippines, not Manila for export.
Helluva lot more popular as the "Radio Relay equipment spares" in the radio
relay hut and 6x6 I couriered to a base in Vietnam during the holidays in
'68. Christmas in July?
Hotter than July 4th at Christmas time on the South China Sea beach.
Walter Kidde's coffee pot was far more popular than the Carling Black Label
beer, but the San Miguel (SM) changed all that through New Year's...
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Mmm... Masarap. Ayos na ang Kasunod!

4) From: Robert Joslin
Gosh Ray...your post almost makes me feel nostalgic.  On arrival in the
Republic I bought a refrigerator from a departing FANG (1950s model Norge
with vegetable bin in the bottom.  A substantial portion of the contents was
San Miguel brought to us weekly by our reliable base flight (a venerable old
C47 named Dragon Lady....she was so old that she carried ANARC-3 Army radio
equipment which required an RO, so we had an inside line to the riches of
Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Phillipines.)  I used to volunteer to go on
NORS runs incountry just for the FUN of it.  The bottom looked like grandmas
quilt from all the patched bullet holes. I sold that refrigerator when I
left country for $85.00....exactly what I paid for it and it would still
freeze anything you stuck inside.  I never had a good cup of coffee
incountry, but I always had COLD beer.                    Josh
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