Situated in the north-west of Kyoto city in the quiet neighbourhood of Cheikoin, we have set up a small roastery and coffee lab. Here our staff study everything about coffee in earnest: the beans; the roasting process; the brewing process, all in order to deliver the best cup of coffee possible. Feel free to drop by our coffee-scented secret base.
Our beans have been come from all over the world, grown by farmers passionate about coffee. After carefully selecting the green beans, and while taking into account the temperature and humidity of that day, we roast to bring out the innate flavor of that country and variety.
We roast small lots in order to roast with the most amount of accuracy and attention to detail. It's a lot of work but it's this unyielding devotion to roasting small lots that makes our coffee delicious.
We roast on a Diedrich roaster shipped from America, which we chose because we felt it was best suited to our pursuit of quality. Diedrich is a hot-air style roasting machine where the beans are roasted by convection heat.The temperature is very easy to control, introducing heat gradually resulting in a consistent and even roast. The resulting flavor is clean bringing out the full sweetness and acidity of the bean - it's the perfect roaster to showcase the characteristics of modern specialty coffee.
We also use a domestic-made HCR-1000 which ideal for small batch test roasts. Each machine is carefully built. It's easy to use and well up to task of bringing out the beans' flavor.
We hope that our roastery will become a place of exchange between our staff and customers, a place to become even more fond of coffee - aside from roastery we also plan hold events in the space.
At DRIP & DROP, we roastery beans to other cafes and restaurants, and other businesses. We also offer any assistence you might need in offering the best tasting coffee to your customers. We're confident we can help your business offer a satisfying coffee experience.
In addition to our current beans line-up, we can also create an original blend to suit your requirements, whether is be your personal tastes, your shop's atmosphere, or to match your menu. We will work with you creating trial blends until we come up with an original blend just for you.
We can offer your staff all the technical training they need in order to make great coffee.
- The basics about using the different kinds of coffee equipment
- How to brew filter coffee
- How to use an espresso machine
- How to draw latte art
If there's any other specific thing you'd like to learn about coffee or would like more information, please ask our staff.