Sencha (Green tea)
I want to have a more enjoyable experience in the kitchen.
I had various thoughts until BALMUDA The Kettle was created.
BALMUDA CEO Gen Terao
It's the experience that counts
Two years ago, I bought a cookbook by the chef of Restaurant Omiya in Asakusa, Tokyo. As I did, it occurred to me that if all I wanted was to eat the chef’s cooking, it would have been faster to go to the restaurant. So why buy the book? Because I imagined making the same Hamburg steak myself, at home, and seeing my children enjoy it. I began to think that what I had bought was not the book but that weekend experience in my imagination.
A wonderful breakfast
That experience sowed the seeds for BALMUDA The Toaster, the embodiment of this “experiences over things” approach. This toaster sees heavy use at my house too. Because the toast it makes is so delicious, I started making bacon and eggs in a cast-iron frying pan to go with it. This in turn made breakfast a more enjoyable experience than ever. It was only natural that I’d eventually start wishing for perfectly brewed coffee as well.
Coffee, tea, soup
I decided to master the art of pour-over coffee. After my first few practice sessions, I was sure of one thing: Existing kettles, whether traditional or electric, were difficult to use. What sort of nozzle and handle, I wondered, would provide the easiest and best pouring experience? After countless prototypes and discussions with baristas, BALMUDA The Kettle took on its current form. Brewing pour-over coffee is now a soothing ritual in itself. Of course, the kettle is also ideal for more casual occasions when boiling water is needed, from pots of tea to instant noodles. Whether in the kitchen or at the dining table, BALMUDA The Kettle delivers a natural and enjoyable experience.