With its aesthetics and beautiful coffee it produces, Torch Mountain dripper has always been our and our customers' favourite. Now they added new color variation we were longing for - dreamy and tender blue.
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 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
good design and dimension.
The Mountain really is a lovely piece of craftsmanship, and produces consistently good cups.
Small details in the paint coating and the shape of the upper cone give it so much character as a hand-made brewer. It really feels like it was made with so much care.
If you enjoy slow coffee, this dripper is highly recommended -- makes the brewing process even more enjoyable. :)
Thanks Kurasu for introducing this beautiful coffee brewer to us!
Doesn’t need any manual to use. Just pour your fave coffee and let it do its magic. I use Hario V60 filter for this. Just be careful to wipe immediately any wetness and coffee stain on the wooden base to preserve its quality and beauty. Quite pricey but if you’re like me who depends on it every day, then it’s worth it. Color is pretty and nice too!
First of all, I love this brewer... it was love at first sight and I’m not disappointed in the least with the product itself. However, buyer beware... the shipping is quite expensive and upon receiving the product in italy, I was charged 16 Euros by incoming customs. So, in the end I spent three times the cost of the item itself, just to get it to my door. Very disappointing indeed ... I hope I use it for many years!
Simply beautiful dripper. I use it with a Kalita wave 155 filter and it actually holds the filter better than Kalita’s own dripper. Makes wonderful drip coffee.