Japan Cup Tasters Championship 2022 Champion TRUNK COFFEE SHOMA ISHIHARA participates!

We have some great news today!
We have decided that SHOMA ISHIHARA , a roaster from TRUNK COFFEE, will be joining CROWD ROASTER as a new member.

``Trunk Coffee'' has been a leader in specialty coffee in Japan.

TRUNK COFFEE is a specialty coffee shop based in Nagoya.
This is a famous shop that popularized Scandinavian style light roasted coffee in Japan.

"TRUNK COFFEE" carries a variety of brands, from traditional coffee beans to innovative coffee beans that have undergone unique fermentation, and especially new varieties and coffee beans with new processes that allow you to feel the new possibilities of coffee. We deliver to many customers.

For SHOMA ISHIHARA , a roaster at TRUNK COFFEE, roasting is an important process in which the coffee produced by producers is approached to make it as delicious as possible and to satisfy consumers. It's called.
We continue to roast coffee with the aim of producing coffee that allows you to feel the full potential of the coffee without any negative elements.

The roasting machine operated by ISHIHARA is "StrongHold S7X."
The shop uses a Probat as its main roaster, but CROWD ROASTER uses the Stronghold, a new generation electric roaster that is also used in world roasting competitions.

This roaster is equipped with three types of heat sources (hot air, drum heater, and halogen), and by controlling these during roasting, it is possible to create a wide range of flavors.

Please enjoy ISHIHARA 's roasting, which beautifully brings out the sweetness and sourness without producing negative elements such as off-taste or bitterness, and also gives the coffee a thick body!

Cup Tasters is number one in Japan!

As a roaster, ISHIHARA says that he has valued not only roasting techniques but also cupping to discern the taste.
In order to improve the quality of the shop's coffee and improve my ability to discern the distinct taste of my own coffee, I have been cupping every day and working to improve my technique.

He then participated in the Japan Cup Tasters Championship 2022, a competition to compete in cupping skills, and won.

Please pay attention to the delicate taste of coffee that is roasted using ISHIHARA 's outstanding top-level cupping skills!

Commemoration of participation! 3 brands drinking comparison set now on sale!

To commemorate TRUNK COFFEE SHOMA ISHIHARA 's participation, we will be selling a limited quantity of "ISHIHARA CUP TASTERS CHAMPION BOX".

If you are interested in a brand in this set, or if you have a favorite brand that you would like to try roasted by ISHIHARA , please apply for a roast event! I'm sure you'll be happy to receive it!
This is the first CROWD ROASTER drinking comparison set packed with ISHIHARA 's commitment.

This time, ISHIHARA and I carefully considered the compatibility of the brands and selected three brands with great individuality.

The selected teas were "[CSRT] Colombia/El Paraiso Farm/ Castillo /Double Anaerobic Rose Tea," "[GJE] Ethiopia/Guji/G1/Ethiopian Original/Natural," and "[KKW] Kenya/Tim Factory/ There are 3 brands: SL28 /SL34/Batien/Louille 11/Washed.

This set is named "ISHIHARA CUP TASTERS CHAMPION BOX" after ISHIHARA 's history of winning the "Japan Cup Tasters Championship 2022".
ISHIHARA 's goal is to bring out the sweetness and sourness without bringing out negative elements such as off-flavors or bitterness, and enjoy the thick body of the coffee.

[CSRT], as the name suggests, has an impressive rose-like gorgeousness! As it cools down, its bright and light flavor becomes even more apparent.
[GJE] is impressive for its gentle sweetness. As it cools down, it has a sweet and sour taste reminiscent of berries.
[KKW] is a cup with an excellent balance of flavor and acidity. It has a distinctive taste that anyone can enjoy.

ISHIHARA performs cupping every day and strives to improve cup quality.
With this set, you can fully experience ISHIHARA 's roasting process that brings out the maximum potential of coffee!
As quantities are limited, we recommend purchasing early.