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.
Beautiful product with innovative design that uses all types of filter paper
Great product and service.
TORCH Mountain Dripper White
I've been looking for this Torch dripper locally but couldn't find it, then decide to order directly from Kurasu. To my surprise, they shipped the item within a few hours after payment, now that's excellent customer service! Item arrived safely roughly 2 weeks later. I will not hesitate to order from Kurasu again in the future. Thanks.
Looks clean. Brews well. High quality. Shipped and arrived incredibly quick.
I love the simplicity of torch mountain and torch pitchi. It produce great coffiee using kalita wave recipes. Highly recommend for coffee lover. How do you clean/maintain the wood part? I hand wash it few days ago and the wood bend a bit but when it dry it start to straighten up again. Thank you for the great products.
TORCH Mountain Dripper White
Love the design of this product! I would recommend this to anyone!
nice, simple and elegant. and it got over the ocean just fine.
TORCH Mountain Dripper White
Got my Mountain and Donut drippers together, compare to it's big cousin "Donut" which I pretty much got it right during my first brewing, Mountain in the other hand, took me few times to really get it right. With many options on the filters, it gives more different outcomes during every brewing session. This little thing here will keep me entertained for a very long while. Thanks to Kurasu for introduced these two bad boy drippers to the world outside of Japan with the awesome price(you won't get this price on Ebay for sure), all of my other drippers will be sitting aside for a while from now on.....5 stars with the dripper and 5 stars for the service!!
Had been using normal dripper from Daiso for years and decided to upgrade it into this Porcelain Mountain Dripper. It doesn't just make me a great cup of coffee every morning, but also adds a wonderful visual pleasure to my eyes.
I've experienced with donut dripper before and I love how it can squeeze out flavour and body of coffee, so nothing to say much about it cousin.
I really like this little dripper. It is stylish and easy to use with pretty much any filter. I can't seem to find much information on brewing methods however. It seems not enough of the coffee world has this dripper yet so the collaborative nature and recipe sharing shared by owners of the v60 or bee house hasn't been established yet. I find this dripper is harder to make a great cup with but alas, maybe I just haven't played with it enough yet.
In summary, great product but hard to master.
I haven't tried it yet but it shipped Thursday USPS and arrived this morning (Monday). Super fast processing and shipping. I am excited to try it out this evening. I am sure it will live up to the high marks I have heard and read.
First of all the delivery time was excellent, from japan to bandung Indonesia i just need a week to received it.. The product is really good looking and it produced a clean and nice coffee.but when I used it with kalita wave filter i have to fold the filter first to fit to the dripper, but still it can give you a consistent taste of the coffee. Thanks kurasu
Mine doesn't have the observation of shape being uneven or it not sitting perfectly on the wooden ring as described by earlier reviewers. It works well for me and I really enjoy using it.
This dripper has become my go to dripper at home now. Considering the manual is only in japanese, I've had a lot of fun dialing in grind settings for all the different filters it can use. Of All the filters, I've found using kalita filters to yield the most consistent results. I highly recommend the mountain to everybody who wants a pretty good all around dripper. Only down side is the ceramic part is a little wobbly in the wood base as it doesn't perfectly fit.
I've been brewing with the Torch Mountain Dripper for the past week now and it's been great. There is so much more to coffee than just taste and this brewer is a great example of that. I love the imperfect shape of the porcelain and the unfinished wood base. I even like the way it doesn't sit perfectly in the base - it makes it feel like one of a kind.
The service was particularly good! Shipping only took a week from Japan to Sydney which is amazing. I would recommend it 100%
Wrote the first bit of my review on a mobile phone which auto-corrected to Norwegian; plus, I pushed "submit review" before I finishedwriting, so here's the final bit:
(Correction: I brewed 3 mugs with Kono filters, 1 with Kalita Wave)
As I said in # 1, the gap between the ceramic of the dripper and the wooden ring seems to prevent the brewing coffee from seeping onto the wood and staining it.I have no issues with the dripper not fitting perfectly with the wooden ring.
Two things one should be aware of: 1 - pouring water from anything but a gooseneck kettle into the filter requires a very steady hand. 2: when using a cone-shaped filter (Kono, Hario) the filter will collapse / settle at the bottom when you wet the grounds (or shortly thereafter). This doesn't affect the coffee in any way, unless the grounds spill out of the filter.
At the moment I don't prefer either filter. The Kalita Wave is easier to use though, not sure if the ridges in the dripper are of any use when using the Wave filters.
I highly recommend the Mountain dripper, both for its looks and for the coffee it produces.
I got this just earlier today and have now brewed 4 mugs of coffee; 2 with Kono filters, 1 with a Kalita Wave filter.
The coffee was more full-bodied that with other drippers I've used (Kono, Kalita Wave, V60) plus with Aeropress, which I use daily at work. That's a good thing, for me at least; I like my coffee that way.
I really like this dripper, and all my expectations were met.
As for the dripper itself not fitting snuble into the wooden ring, I'm not sure that's a drawback. When the coffee is brewing / dripping, the little gap underneath the wooden ring, between the ceramic dripper and the wood seems to prevent coffee from seeding onto the wood
The Torch Mountain dripper is the most versatile dripper that I know of, being able to accommodate three very different filter shapes (I have only tried the V60 02, and the brown Kalita wave 155 though) into one elegant dripper, while delivering an exceptional brew that is balanced, and more importantly, consistent.
Though at a glance it may look similar to a ceramic Kalita wave dripper, the Mountain is much more than just that; with it's large central opening to accommodate cone shaped filters, and it's four small holes for the flat bottomed filters. The flat bottom design dictates that even with a cone shaped filter, a natural bowl will form above the very tip of the cone (though the tip is still pointy), which makes for a distinctly different extraction from the V60. The two piece construction is also a wonderful feature as it allows for quick removal from the wooden ring should you not require it, or for washing, etc.
The only flaw with the dripper is as some people have already pointed out, the dripper does not sit perfectly into the wooden ring due to the straight edge of the rung and the angled edge of the porcelain. This is however, not a very serious issue, as I find that it allows for adjustment of the dripper, and still holds the dripper in securely enough with a gentle push, after which the friction between the wood and the porcelain creates a gentle grip which is even enough to lift the wooden base along with the dripper when it is lifted. Also, it's a simple fix to chamfer the edge if you are still not confident, as the wood is untreated, so there is no worry of marring the finish. There may be imperfections on the porcelain (my top is slightly wavy), but where it maters, everything is perfect. The bottom is smooth and flat, and the holes are crisp and round. Besides, the imperfections in aesthetic give it more character.
In summary, it is a excellent dripper which brings the best of 3 styles into one, while maintaining its own unique character.
Great service from Kurasu and product has beautiful aesthetics, but wooden donut needs chamfered edge to hold dripper more securely.
Absolutely loving my Mountain Dripper! Markedly different from the Wave or the Yasukiyo dripper (for those of you in a dilemma), versatile enough & definitely worth a shot! In sum, Japanese workmanship, attention to detail & customer service that the world's come to know & love! Cheers, Yozo!
I recently received my TORCH Mountain Dripper and love it so far! As a coffee professional, I love both its complexity and depth of flavor as well as its ease of use. I feel like I can consistently make excellent cups with it, but I would also be confident putting it in the hands of a less experienced brewer as I feel that its a forgiving brewer in regards to technique. Not to mention, they look killer.
Great products, great customer service.
This is an extremely gorgeous dripper that works as well as it looks. By design, it can take a v60 or Kalita Wave type filter, which is great.
have been using the torch for a few times, and it's very pleasing to use, feels very warm in hand
I had high expectations when I bought it but unfortunately I'm still hoping for better cups. First of all the instructions on how to use this ( grind size, brew time etc) are hard to find and the manufacturers' website is all in Japanese and not much info even in Japanese. Other than the aesthetic aspects I can't really see much difference compared to v60.
What a wonderful addition to my collection of coffee gear. It's clean, simple, classy, and very easy to use. Works great with Kalita wave filters and adds an extra little touch to the pourover experience. It's hard to say what it is exactly, but using this dripper feels great — and the coffee comes out clean and flavorful, too!
Really in love with this new dripper ! Perfect for 1 person and brew well with Kalita wave or fan shaped filter ....
You make my day perfectly through my throat =)
I love how promptly my package arrived. And how awesome the Brewer looks! Can't wait to use. I will definitely be shopping again here!
This little dripper is of the highest quality. The finish on the ceramic is smooth, and the wood stand below is equally well-finished.
The dripper itself takes hario or Kalita style filters. The hario filters drip quite slow unless pouring through the center mostly. I have found much more success with the Kalita filters, where it acts like a faster version of the Kalita wave.
All in all, a wonderful, quirky product for the home barista interested in an alternative to the Kalita wave.
Excellent postage service and item received in good condition.
Ingenious idea to combine two methods into one. The ceramic material holds temperature really well. Design is minimal and great. However, do keep the dry the wooden piece to avoid moisture in it!
Made really well. Packing was great with lots of protection.
Beautiful Japanese products. Highly recommended
I received them very fast and started making pour overs that day the mountain dripper is smaller and does not take up much space which I like and it just feels good in your hand and the kalita server is very nice as well I am pleased with this purchase
This is a really nice, tactile product. Something a little different that handles both conical and wave filters.
I really love the combination of wood and white ceramics! This dripper is just what I are in need for my collection of coffee wares. Good quality and craftmenship!
I have been using the Kalita Wave and Hario v60 on rotation for my daily brews, and the Chemex when I have friends over. I liked how the Torch Mountain brewer can take filters from both the Kalita and the v60, which means that I do not have to buy any new filters specifically for this new brewer. Besides, the minimalist design of white ceramic on a light coloured wooden ring is very pretty.
In terms of usage, it fits in between a v60 and a Kalita Wave, but leans towards more of the v60. You can either use the same grind size, or just that bit coarser than the v60, but finer than when you’d for the Kalita. So far, the pulse method in a circular motion worked best for me. 93ºC filtered water, v60 02 filters, 11g of coffee to 180g of water. Target brew time is just under 3 minutes.
Overall, a good brewer. But if you’re used to using the v60 and Kalita Wave, there’s nothing much more that the Torch Mountain will offer. After all, the filters will be the same.
The design of the mountain dripper is so clever. Beautiful porcelain ceramic dripper on a cute natural wooden stand. Only the Japanese could perfect such a minimalist, clever, and oh so kawaii coffee dripper. Plus, I love the taste of coffee it produces as well :) Fit perfectly with my Pitchii server which I purchased separately.