Release the full flavour of your favourite ground coffee with this elegantly crafted, Mountain Dripper from Torch.
The 1-2 cup version of the Donut Dripper, the slim, stylish form allows the coffee to be perfectly layered and shaped to extract the best possible flavor. The finely-crafted, porcelain dripper features special internal ribs which guide the flow of water through the coffee grains. The large outlet hole ensures the optimum rate of flow for consistently smooth, full-flavoured, fresh-tasting coffee.
Each Torch dripper set features an exquisite white Japanese Mino Yaki style porcelain dripper with an untreated, white ash base. Over time the attractive wooden base gains additional character from the natural patterns and staining of regular use.
Question: What's the different between the Donut Dripper and the Mountain Dripper?
Answer: Donut dripper takes up to 4 cups and created for dark roasted beans which is the main trend in Japanese coffee beans. It has more height than that Mountain so more beans hit the coffee grounds, giving the coffee a more heavy taste balance, which again works very well with dark roasted beans.
The Mountain Dripper takes up to 2 cups created with the Donut in mind but designed more for Third wave / Western coffee bean culture with hints of acidity and fruitiness. Overall it drips slightly faster than the Donut and produces a more "clean" taste pallet great for light-medium roasted beans.
Question: How does the dripper align with the wooden base? Does it have ridges for the dripper to be stable?
Answer: The porcelain dripper just sits lightly on top of the wooden base. It does not have any ridges. Since the wooden base and ceramic drippers are each individually hand made, they are not "perfectly" constructed and you may need to find the "right spot" for the dripper to sit on the base. Personally, our team at Kurasu usually don't have any issues of the dripper titling for example, while extracting coffee.
Question: Can Kalita wave filters be used in the Torch Mountain Dripper?
Answer: Yes! Kalita wave filters #155 can in used with the Mountain Dripper.
Recipe for TORCH Mountain Dripper by Kurasu
TORCH Mountain Dripper
Kalita Wave paper filter 155 (or Hario V60 paper filter 01 size)
Timer (if available)
Coffee grind 14g (EK43:9 coarse/medium)
Water temp. 90-93c
Very fun dripper and its very easy to achieve great results with all kinds if filters.
Have tried it with v60 01 and 02 sizes, kalita wave small and large and kalita 102 and 103 filter papers.
It holds the larger filters well and you can easily brew larger batches with them. The water is contained within the filter paper, above the height of the dripper itself.
I bought this dripper out of curiosity and it delivers an excellent cup of coffee. It's one of my favorites now.
Besides that, shipping was extremely fast and the dripper was carefully packed. It arrived in excellent condition in here Brazil. Purchase recommended!
I love my Torch Mountain dripper. It has a beautiful aesthetic and it makes an excellent cup of coffee. Would recommend it a hundred times over.