These delicately handcrafted coffee measures are designed to add elegance to the coffee-brewing experience. Carved out of rich walnut / birch wood and designed to look like a traditional Japanese house, they have been designed by founder of Torch company Takayuki Nakabayashi to encourage a return to the simple pleasures of coffee.
Slight differences in the grain and timber used to create each measure results in each individual house being totally unique. Coffee drinkers with highly refined taste may even agree with Nakabayashi san that natural walnut and birch wood are the perfect choice for compatibility with the flavoursome, natural oils of the coffee beans. Each Torch coffee measure house is neatly embossed on the base, and packed in a stylish box conceived by Japanese design duo, Pomme dessin. Perfect as a special gift for a friend … or even for yourself!
Care: 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.
Kurazu which means “to live” or “lifestyle” in Japanese – an online store showcasing Japanese homeware in Australia launched in 2013. In March 2015, Kurasu had rebranded to focus solely on coffee ware to target global audience. Kurasu officialy open its physical store in August 2016 in Kyoto Japan.
What is coffee to me?
“Coffee is my passion and it’s what I do right now for a living through Kurasu – spreading the word of Japanese coffee culture and selling beautiful Japanese coffee equipment’s to the world. Coffee has allowed myself to open doors to unlimited possibilities and to be able to connect with amazing people from all over the world. On a personal level, it’s the process to be able to let go of the hassles or busy work schedule for the day. It’s to enjoy the pour, smell, bloom, and the sound of drip. Moreover, coffee is remembering how my mom brewed for me, and how that experience has shaped me to who I am.”