Drawing on their kissaten coffee shop culture, Japan has risen to become one of the coffee capitals of the world. And it’s in these hole-in-the-wall shops where slow coffee culture evolved. Coffee brewing was always ceremonious – coffee grounds were weighed and ground while cups were warmed – and never something to be rushed.
“I understand that some of you are put off by proselytizing — you want coffee, not a sermon” said food writer Oliver Strand. “But where others perceive smugness and superiority, I see enthusiasm and curiosity,” and for those in the latter camp, a new pour-over coffee brewing set wants to deliver.
Developed by Japanese tableware brand Kinto is the Slow Coffee Brewer Stand Set. It’s a unique coffee brewing tool inspired by the passion of craftsmen. The set came together by seeking the best materials and thoughtfully crafting them to create a distinguished pour-over coffee brewer.
The Brewer Stand combines a deep walnut wood with brass that will age beautifully. And it’s all pulled together by transparent, heat-resistant glass that lets you closely observe the dripping process. Minimal dots on the side of the server let you measure the amount of coffee made. It also comes with a glass measuring cup for beans, which doubles as a holder for the brewer and filter once you’re done making coffee.
March 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm
So interesting! I didn’t know this. Maybe Japan is going to become famous for coffee after havig became famous for whiskey 😉
March 17, 2017 at 10:03 am
Naomi, in the third wave coffee world (which is a worldwide independent coffee phenomenon you might not be aware of if you mostly go to large coffee chains), Japan is already famous for its coffee brewing gear! I doubt Japan will become famous for exporting its coffee, largely because Japan doesn’t grow coffee and the cost of roasting and shipping it worldwide makes the beans prohibitively expensive. It’s my experience that good coffee in Japan is already one of the most expensive consumables compared to most other things, but it’s also a beautiful experience well worth the splurge.