With its aesthetics and beautiful coffee it produces, Torch Mountain dripper has always been our and our customers' favourite. Now we have a difficult choice-- they released a black one.
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
It's beautiful, and easy to clean.
I have been using Hario V60 for some years now and the Torch Mountain for a couple months and both are very different. With the V60 every pour over is a surprise, because they vary for the slightiest changes you made in every detail and the Mountain you have something more constant. With Mountain I couldn't get the acidity and also the sweetness that I can get with the V60. It's not a bad coffee, I enjoy it everytime, but it's a coffee that hides the surprises of the bean, while the V60 emphasizes them. Even if it's the Torch version for lighter beans, it's probably a brewing method for those who enjoy more darker beans.
At first, I was a bit worried about having an item shipped to the Philippines. But the Kurasu team was there to assist me the entire time, and my item arrived safe and sound.
This TORCH Mountain Dripper produces very clean and balanced coffee. It is easy to use, and looks really great! I love it!
Purchase this because it was one of the best looking dripper out there with its wood base and simple ceramic shape. Also another factor for the purchase was that it can be used with multiple filters from Kono, Hario and all the way to Kalita Wave. So far, it's been great and the service at Kurasu has been top notch! Thanks again for the quick shipping.
Great! Fast delivery, wrap with good packaging.
New toy new experience, really enjoy Torch.
Beautiful coffee dripper, with fantastic result.