The art of manually brewing filter coffee has become an integral part of the recent third wave coffee movement. As the quality of coffee beans increases due to improvements in farm production and roasting, it is important to find a method that truly conveys the subtlety of flavour these beans have to offer. Filter coffee is that method.
Here at Kurasu, we know that coffee is much more than a drink. It's stimulating, invigorating, and for many people, the enjoyment of coffee is a huge part of their overall lifestyle. Of course, this means that the world of coffee comes complete with its own selection of gizmos, accessories, and must-have items. From brewers to beans and mugs to magazines, there are scores of great things to stuff in a coffee aficionado's stocking!
You're likely familiar with the concept of the third wave of coffee, but we'll reiterate that it's a movement of coffee appreciation and enjoyment that's rapidly eclipsing the idea of coffee as a mere commodity. In this realm of coffee culture, the Hario V60 has emerged as a staple tool – an all but required component of proper single-cup brewing.
We discuss the often misunderstood distinction between single origin and blended coffees, a notion steeped (pun intended) in misdirection and confusion as wine vintages and the aging process of Scotch whisky.
Kissatens have deep rooted history in the Japanese coffee culture. I examine the differences and similarities between Kissatens and raise of the Third Wave coffee movement.
The Donut Dripper was designed by Torch's founder Nakabayashi Takayuki san who became disillusioned with the designs of current drippers while running his cafe in Gunma prefecture. Having a background in design, Takayuki san set out to design and create his own dripper, an improvement among conventional coffee drippers and product which would brew coffee to his own liking.