Ethiopia Nigussie Gemeda Mude (Light Roast)
|Flavor note||Apricot, Grape, Lemon, Cola, Jasmine tea|
Refreshing chocolate aroma, apricot, grape, and lemon flavors, with coca cola-like spiciness and jasmine tea-like sweetness as it cools.
* 500g / 1kg packaging will be in our wholesale bags.
This coffee ranked 25th at Ethiopian COE 2021.Wataru & Co., Ltd., one of our importers, kindly sends COE samples from each country every year- since they are the one who handles the auction, and with budgets and stock situation involved, it is rare to get exactly what individual roasted first laid their eyes on. But COE is no ordinary shopping but more like a festival- and every coffee that is ranked in has the beauty and the quality worthy of it. 25th may not sound impressive as a number but this is so much more than that- imagine coca cola and jasmine tea working beautifully in one cup (Also, the producer is the winner of COE 2020.)
How we roast this coffee
This coffee is roasted with a standard procedure and temperature progression. To make the most out of this naturally processed coffee, we lowered the heat down at the final stage and roasted quickly- 9 minutes 42 seconds up to 197.7c.
Great COE coffee for hot or ice drip!
Kurasu may be the best light roaster out there.
This is yet the best coffee I've had at home (whether hot or cold). Although a bit pricey, it was all worth it. The aroma and taste certainly stands out among the other coffee beans I've tried. Will certainly buy again.
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.
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.
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.
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.