The cat will soon be let out of the bag at the Coffee Fest show in Anaheim later this month as Victoria, B.C.-based Sunbridge Innovative Products, Ltd., has announced it has become the product’s first North American distributor. The filter itself is expected to be commercially available by October, according to Sunbridge, a newly established company led by Andrew Camp.
DCN Associate Editor Howard Bryman profiled Kubota Minora Ceramics and its Kyuemon filter last year. Here’s more from that piece:
A professional roaster/barista associate of Daily Coffee News did observe a difference in flavor in the cup when comparing a Kyuemon porous ceramic filter to its more familiar counterparts. The effect was attributed to greater filtration of acids and oils, resulting in a cup akin to heated cold brew. In terms of performance, using a ratio of 25 grams of coffee to 400 milliliters of water, with beans ground to Chemex-style medium-coarseness, extraction time averaged between three and four minutes, which is on par with other more conventional filter types.
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