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Kurasu House Blend Dark [Dark roast]

Orange Peel, Dark Chocolate, Buttery, Long aftertaste

Country: Brazil, Guatemala, Ethiopia
Process: Natural / Washed 
*500gr / 1kg packaging will be in our wholesale bags.

Size: 200g


Kurasu House Blend Dark is our second creation of Kurasu Blend. It is also our first attempt of making a dark roast coffee.

We often use “clean” to describe specialty coffee. But what is clean? Kurasu believes that a clean cup is one in which the characters of the beans are fully expressed and boosted. We don’t want to sacrifice any flavor during the roasting process, which often leads us to having a lightly roasted coffee. On the other hand, light roast isn't everything nor ultimate form of coffee- depending on places, climates, cultures, there are various standards in the world to define what's good.

Specialty Coffee Association of Japan (SCAJ) notes in the first paragraph of definition of specialty coffee like this- “Specialty coffee should be a coffee that has a superb taste, and that liquid in a cup consumers hold shall provide them with value and satisfaction.”

In Kyoto, with a deeply rooted “Kissaten” culture, we have many customers enjoy darker roast, as it is the traditional kissaten roast. We have been feeling frustrated that we haven't been able to offer them what they prefer, and that encouraged us to create this blend- the blend that celebrates Kyoto's long running coffee culture, and the people who lived with it and who love it, in the past, present and in the future.

The bean temperature is set to reach 15°C to 17°C higher than that of light roast coffee. We roast all the way through with medium heat for 11 minutes.

See Kurasu Coffee Brew Guide blog to try Kurasu's basic recipe,


try Head Roaster Kosuke’s Recipe for House Blend Dark

Dripper:Hario V60 Dripper
Coffee : Water ratio: 16g : 200g
Water temp.:91℃

Step by step:

00:30- 200g (pour it all at once in 30 seconds)
Finish at approximately 1:10

Kurasu Staff's Comment

"A blend for any occasion. It is pairs well with either bread or sweet treats. Whether you like dark roast or like roast this blend can be enjoyed by anyone, when you're not sure which to choose."


Roasting and Shipping Schedule

We roast all of our coffee in Kyoto, at our Nishijin Roastery, up to twice a week on Monday and Sunday.

We then pack and ship the freshly roasted beans out on weekdays (please note that our fulfilment operation closes on weekends).

The roasting date on your coffee will be between 14 days prior to your order, and while we try our best to ship as younger roast as possible, we actually recommend you waiting at least 1 week after the roasting date to enjoy the fully developed flavor, so if you receive a very fresh roast please let the coffee rest for about a week and give it a try!

*All shipment will be done on the next Wednesday after order is received.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 51 reviews
Fantastic and tasty blend

I am fan of dark roast bean and keep ordering this amazing house blend for every order with Kurasu, one of the best blend I have ever had!

M. H.A.A.

My go-to espresso. Brilliant!

My favourite dark roast blend

I order this house blend every time together with their seasonal blend. Really love this rich dark chocolate flavour, my booster for everyday!

Sarah G.

These are my new favorite coffee beans. When I ordered Kurasu, I was hesitant, but they are amazing. This dark roast is delicious and everything I was hoping it would be! I will definitely order again and probably expand my order to try other blends. Highly recommended!

Nice !

will order again