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    Kurasu House Blend Light

    Kurasu proudly presents our House Blend: A classic, well-balanced espresso also great for pourover


    Kurasu House Blend Light (Medium-light roast)

    Country
    Brazil, Guatemala
    Process
    Natural/Washed
    Flavor note
    Cacao, Cashew nuts, Raspberry, well balanced
    Barista's comment
     A classic espresso balanced well suited as black or white. Expect a more full bodied flavor when used as pourover.


    About Kurasu House Blend Light

    Kurasu House Blend Light is our first blend coffee. We created this blend about a month before the opening of our roastery— Kurasu Fushimi Inari.
    Kurasu Fushimi is our first roaster, everything is new to us, so we couldn’t find a clear direction at the beginning. Luckily, we have Pok-san, who trained our head roaster, helped us with the set-up and create our house blend.
    We aim to create a blend that when people drink it, they will immediate know that’s Kurasu-taste. A perfect balance of chocolaty and nutty flavor that you could enjoy every day is what we are looking for.
    House Blend Light is the basis of our blend coffee, with this sturdy foundation, we are able to create more and more Kurasu blend, such as Kurasu House Blend Dark and Peaceful blend.



    How we roast this coffee (roaster's approach)

    Kurasu's roasting principle is quite simple- we try to find a sweet spot between an acidity that kicks your tongue, and a sweetness that gives the cup a good balance.
    Green beans give out sharpness if you roast them quickly, and by slowly roasting you can get more sweetness out of it. We usually finish roasting at 9 minutes and 40-50 seconds, to get the goodness out of the raw material. If the roasting time is too short it will be too acidic and undrinkable, and if it's too long it will then be sickly sweet. Of course every case would be slightly different.
    The roasting period of House Blend Light is about 1 minute longer than our other light roasted coffee. The result is, it emphasizes the fruitiness and bittersweetness.
    There are around 66% of natural Brazil beans in this blend, so we tried to prolong the time until first crack to 8’50’’-9’00’’. For Brazil beans, if you try to quickly push through the roasting process by powering up, coffee beans will start to burn from the outside before roasted thoroughly, and you are only able to taste the acidity without fruitiness. we roasted relatively slow(roasting period: 9’40’’ to 9’50’’) to bring out the sweetness, fruitiness, good-body and balance.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 11 reviews
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    M
    M.P.
    So soothing

    I really like this Houseblend. It's so fresh and very nutty taste.
    Hope to order soon.

    T
    T.N.
    Fresh beans!

    Love the taste and the freshness of the beans.

    W
    W.
    Delightful as pour over

    This was a gift for my partner who was kind enough to part with the odd cup whenever a pot of coffee was made. To be deemed a house blend I assumed that the coffee would be very drinkable, and of course it was. However, instead of being a forgettable cup of coffee, it was actually delightfully complex where the described notes were, well noticeable. The first mouthful led me to think that the coffee would be too acidic and leave a sour aftertaste, but that dissipates quite quickly and finishes quite nice. I am not the coffee person in this house, but my partner who travels to Kyoto every year has said they are definitely stopping by the shop to stock up.

    M
    M.W.
    Great coffee

    It was actually lighter than I thought if using it for espresso, but pour over was great and I love the fruity notes and really well balanced and smooth.

    D
    D.E.
    Great brew!

    Moka pot espresso, balanced and bright. Lovely.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 11 reviews
    64%
    (7)
    36%
    (4)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
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    M
    M.P.
    So soothing

    I really like this Houseblend. It's so fresh and very nutty taste.
    Hope to order soon.

    T
    T.N.
    Fresh beans!

    Love the taste and the freshness of the beans.

    W
    W.
    Delightful as pour over

    This was a gift for my partner who was kind enough to part with the odd cup whenever a pot of coffee was made. To be deemed a house blend I assumed that the coffee would be very drinkable, and of course it was. However, instead of being a forgettable cup of coffee, it was actually delightfully complex where the described notes were, well noticeable. The first mouthful led me to think that the coffee would be too acidic and leave a sour aftertaste, but that dissipates quite quickly and finishes quite nice. I am not the coffee person in this house, but my partner who travels to Kyoto every year has said they are definitely stopping by the shop to stock up.

    M
    M.W.
    Great coffee

    It was actually lighter than I thought if using it for espresso, but pour over was great and I love the fruity notes and really well balanced and smooth.

    D
    D.E.
    Great brew!

    Moka pot espresso, balanced and bright. Lovely.