Kurasu House Blend for Espresso (Medium roast)
Country: Brazil , Guatemala
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.
Love the taste and the freshness of the beans.
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.
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.
Moka pot espresso, balanced and bright. Lovely.
I love the espresso beans, it has very unique personality and taste to it, appreciate the barista for sharing the espresso recipe. Definitely trying out other beans soon!