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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.

     

    Our Roasting Schedule
    We roast all of our coffee in Kyoto, at our Fushimi Inari roastery, twice a week on Monday and Friday.
    We then pack and ship the freshly roasted beans out as early as on Wednesday and Monday (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 12pm on Thursday and Sunday will likely to be fulfilled on the next week’s roasting day.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 13 reviews
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    C.H.
    One of the best blends I’ve had
    J
    J.C.
    One of my favorite Coffee Bean
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    M.P.
    So soothing
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    T.N.
    Fresh beans!
    W
    W.
    Delightful as pour over

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 13 reviews
    69%
    (9)
    31%
    (4)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    C
    C.H.
    One of the best blends I’ve had
    J
    J.C.
    One of my favorite Coffee Bean
    M
    M.P.
    So soothing
    T
    T.N.
    Fresh beans!
    W
    W.
    Delightful as pour over