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 a urethane coated white ash base.
2 Internal ribbings act as stairs to optimally hold the water to create contact with coffee. 4 small holes with one large hole in the middle creates natural water flow.
Tapered ridges inside the wooden base to stabilize the dripper (Improvement from April 2016)
Makes 1-2 cups of beautifully smooth filtered coffee
Can use cone, fan, or Kalita wave filter
Porcelain dripper with white ash wood base
Can use commercially sold cone (Hario or Kono 1-2 cups), fan shaped (Kalita 102) or Kalita Wave #155 filters.
Material: Porcelain and white ash
Dishwasher safe (Only the porcelain)
Size: Diameter 9 (top, bottom 5.5cm) x Height 7 cm
Base: Diameter 11 x Height 1 cm
Weight: 200g (Shipping weight 300g)
Made in Japan
This product uses natural wood, and the appearance and texture of the wood may vary depending on the part and finish of the wood. We appreciate your understanding. *If you wish to clean after using the item, please wash it gently with a soft sponge. Do not leave it soaked in water or hot water. Do not wash with a scrubbing brush, hard object, cleanser, etc. as it may cause scratches. After the wash, please wipe with a soft dry cloth, dry well before storing. Please also read through the instruction manuals for other information.
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
You need: TORCH Mountain Dripper Kalita Wave paper filter 155 (or Hario V60 paper filter 01 size) Drip kettle Digital scale Server Timer (if available) Coffee grind 14g (EK43:9 coarse/medium) Water temp. 90-93c