The couple who own the resort where we stayed in Irosin, Sorsogon had been expats. Meaning, accommodation and food as well as service were of five star quality. We even planned our menu with the cook who ensured we had fresh food everyday. Coffee’s just the three-in-one mix though. But the owners’ collection of authentic Starbucks sets they had us use compensated for the lack of fresh brew. Behind us, our backdrop, at the back of the resort, was an altogether different kind of brew happening- Mt. Bulusan spewing ash.