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    Fuyu Moe: Winter Blend

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    Sweet aroma, red currant and baked apple flavors, rich finish like milk chocolate

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    Fuyu Moe: Winter Blend (Medium Roast)

    Country El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia
    Process Washed/Semi Washed
    Flavor note Red Currant, Baked apple, Milk chocolate, Well balance
    Barista's comment Sweet aroma, red currant and baked apple flavors, rich finish like milk chocolate.

     * 500g / 1kg packaging will be in our wholesale bags.

     

    What we aimed for with this seasonal blend is a warm but light cup perfect for a chilly winter morning.

    The blend has coffees from El Salvador, Colombia and Guatemala- El Salvador has a wonderful balance of the fruitiness of crisp sugary apple and rich sweetness; Colombia on the other hand gives you a little more fresh and bright impression like citrus fruits.

    While El Salvador is perfect on its own, we found it a little too heavy and un-balanced as the roasting process progresses, so we blended the Colombian to add lightness and acidity to adjust. These two already make a great blend, but we wanted it to have a little more drama.

    You may surprise to hear this because it’s not a characteristic usually associated with coffee from Guatemala unlike African coffee, but actually many coffees from Guatemala have a flamboyant aroma. African coffee tends to overwhelm the others when added to a blend for its distinctive presence, whereas this Guatemala did a stellar job fully showing its superb balance which is already a work of art on its own, stabilized the balance of the entire blend, while adding a little kick, just exactly as we wanted.

    That’s how our seasonal blend came to be to celebrate the end of this year. 

    Our Roasting Schedule
    We roast all of our coffee in Kyoto, at our Fushimi Inari roastery, twice a week on Thursday and Sunday.
    We then pack and ship the freshly roasted beans out as early as on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (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 12pm on Wednesday and Saturday will likely to be fulfilled on the next week’s roasting day.

    Customer Reviews

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    Y.O.
    Actually makes really good cold brew as well

    The currant notes really shine as a cold brew! I recommend giving it a try.

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    Marvelous

    This winter blend is a no-brainer. Get it while you can. Absolutely delicious taste.

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    Nice blend

    Kurasu did it again! This new winter blend is loaded with currant and a hint of dark chocolate! Easy to drink throughout the day! I purchased this twice already and still loving it!!

    Our Roasting Schedule

    We roast all of our coffee in Kyoto, at our Fushimi Inari roastery, twice a week on Thursday and Sunday.

    We then pack and ship the freshly roasted beans out as early as on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (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!

    *Any order made after 12pm on Wednesday and Saturday will likely to be fulfilled on the next week’s roasting day.

    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 - Cafe Imports, Nordic Approach, Umi no muko, 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 a 6 kg semi-hot blast type roaster made by a Dutch manufacturer, Giesen.

    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 2-3 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.

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