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    Guatemala Jalapa Cascara

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    Tart-sweet and refreshing like plum juice. Cascara is back- and it's better than ever.

    This year we're bringing back cascara from Guatemala in finer grind for you to bring out the bright, full flavours nice and fast.

    Check out the full description that makes our cascara special from here.
    Recipe available from here.

    ・Rediscover coffee; a must-try for all coffee-lovers.

    We all love a roasted, aromatic coffee, but little did we know that the outer layer of the coffee cherry was so fruity, sweet, and delicious. With notes of rose hip and plum, cascara tea is such a delightful drink that deserves more credit.

    ・Less caffeine, rich in polyphenols.

    Compared to its beans, cascara contains only 1/4 to 1/8 of caffeine and is also rich in polyphenols. Why not treat yourself with a delicious cup of cascara tea?

    ・You can help up-cycle just by enjoying your drink- what do you say?

    Cascara has long been seen only as a byproduct and has been treated as production waste. By appreciating cascara's juicy deliciousness by drinking it, you can also reduce water pollution and help coffee producer's business even more. A win-win for everyone!

    Best before date     April, 2025
    Quantity  60g , 150g , 500g
    Country of origin  Guatemala
    Region  Jalapa
    City  Mataquesquintla
    Variety  Pache70%, Catuai10%, Catisic5%, Pacas5%
    Natural sugar content  18%~22%Brix

     

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    Our Roasting 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!

    *Please note that any order made after 3pm on Saturday will likely to be fulfilled on the next week’s roasting day. If the order contains 500g~ coffee, please kindly note that the coffee will be roasted and fulfilled on the next week's roasting round, and it may take longer to fulfil the order. 

    Green Beans

    We understand the quality of the raw material determines most of the quality of the end product. That is why the selection of green beans, and knowing the source and traceability is so important to us.

    We work with only reputable green bean importors - Wataru & Co., Ltd., TYPICA Holdings, Inc., along with directly sourcing from mirco lots from around the world. We make sure to understand as much as possible the farmers, their approach to harvest, processing, and logistics to reach Japan.

    Our Roast

    At Kurasu we roast with convection drum roaster, Loring S35 Kestrel, and semi-hot blast type roaster, Giesen W6A.

    The roaster helps us roast a coffee with a soft, complex flavour and texture.

    Coffee beans are naturally fragrant and have fresh and juicy acidity and sweetness of fruits. We make sure not to develop the roast too long and conscious to find the perfect balance to maximize the potential of each coffee.

    Quality Control

    We roast 1-2 times a week - at each session, right after roasting and on the day before the roasting, we check the quality of our roasted coffee.

    We pay close attention to the batches we adjusted the roasting profile for and any batches that show readings with any difference to usual.

    Roasting is an ever evolving process for us. There's always some small adjustments that can be made and we strive for ship out the best roasted coffee we can possibly produce.