Nothing hits the spot on a hot day like an aromatic, refreshing iced coffee -- and using the pour-over method is now easier than ever! Make sure to use a lot of ground coffee, and start the extraction slowly.
The drip style gives a refreshing, easy-to-drink cup suitable for many kinds of coffee. Using a beaker that shows extraction volume is a good way to create a more stable brew.
Tea with a generous splash of milk has a sweetness and richness all its own. Make sure to use vat pasteurized milk at room temperature in order to preserve the flavor of the tea.
Sencha (Japanese green tea)
I wanted to have a more enjoyable experience in the kitchen. I had many thoughts of how to achieve this, which led me to the creation of BALMUDA The Kettle.
Gen Terao, CEO, BALMUDA
It's the experience that counts
Two years ago, I bought a cookbook by the chef of Restaurant Omiya in Asakusa, Tokyo. It soon occurred to me that if all I wanted was to eat the chef’s cooking, it would have been faster to just go to the restaurant.
So why buy the book? Because I imagined making the same Japanese Hamburg steak (or Hambagu) myself at home, and seeing my children enjoy it. I realized that I bought the book not for the meal, but for the experience of cooking the meal for my family at home.
A wonderful breakfast
My previous cookbook experience laid the foundation for BALMUDA The Toaster, with a focus on “experiences over things”. Believe me, 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
One day, I decided I wanted to master the art of pour-over coffee. After my first few practice sessions, I was sure of one thing: existing kettles (traditional or electric) were difficult to use. I wondered what sort of nozzle and handle would provide the 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.
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.