Blue Bottle Coffee will introduce a menu and merchandise for International Coffee Day on October 1. The menu will feature "Moleskin Blue Bottle Coffee Custom Edition," "Colombia Mauricio Chatta Uche Uche," "Colombia Mauricio Chatta Uche and Black Bean Glace," "The Lounge - Kyoto -" XR Pairing Set," and "Miir x World Coffee Research Travel Mug" will be available.
Moleskine Blue Bottle Coffee Custom Edition
CUSTOM EDITION JOURNAL EXCLUSIVELY FOR BLUE BOTTLE COFFE BY MOLESKINE will be available for pre-order at the official online store from September 13 to 30. The retail price is 4,730 yen (tax included, same as below).
Collaboration with Moleskine. The contents of the book are written in both Japanese and English, and consist of information pages where you can learn about the Blue Bottle Coffee brand story, coffee knowledge and extraction methods, worksheets for recording coffee aromas and tastes, and plain pages where the writer can freely express his/her creativity. The book also includes worksheets for recording coffee aromas and tastes, and plain pages that allow the writer to be creative.
In addition to basic coffee knowledge and explanations of commonly heard terminology, the book includes the tools needed to brew coffee, as well as basic recipes for hot and iced coffee brewing. The book also introduces tasting tips for a deeper understanding of the flavors, and it is said that this book will help the coffee novice begin his or her coffee life.
In addition, there is a notebook where you can write down information such as the coffee's origin with notes, and a cupping worksheet where you can describe the actual aroma and taste of the coffee sensitively. The size is 13 x 21 cm. The notebook measures 13 x 21 cm and comes with an elastic band, a bookmark string, an expansion pocket, and original stickers.
If you pre-order by September 19 at the official online store, 20 people will be selected by lottery to participate in a coffee cupping session with a Blue Bottle coffee trainer and the exclusive roaster from Blue Bottle's own roasting facility. The notebooks will not be sold at HUMAN MADE 1928 Cafe by Blue Bottle Coffee and HUMAN MADE Cafe by Blue Bottle Coffee.
Colombia Mauricio Chatta Uche Uche
Colombia Mauricio Shattah Wush Wush will be available in limited quantities at the official online store, with pre-orders accepted from September 13 to 30 and regular sales starting October 1. The retail price is 8,100 yen per 100g (3.53oz).
This is one of the extremely rare XR (Exceedingly Rare) coffees that Blue Bottle handles several times a year. It is made from the original Ushuush beans of Ethiopian origin, produced by Dr. Mauricio Chatta at the Finca La Negrita estate in Colombia. They have a fresh aroma worthy of a coffee day and a juicy fruitiness reminiscent of compote pears. It is refined through the Black Honey Process, a fermentation process that takes place twice under oxygen-free conditions, and is also said to feature a deep and complex taste with a unique blackberry jam-like flavor and honey-like sweetness. It is said to be enjoyed slowly to the last drop, changing over time to a bright pink lemonade-like flavor.
Colombia Mauricio Chatta Uche Uche and Black Bean Glace
The "Colombia Mauricio Chatta Uche Uche" and Black Bean Glacé" is a set of suit and coffee that is available only at the store. The price is 1,650 yen.
The coffee is made from "Colombia Mauricio Chatta Uche Uche" and is accompanied by a black bean glacé, a classic sweet from Tosyoan, an anko (red bean paste) shop in Horikawa Sanjo, Kyoto, that has been in business for more than 60 years. Hokkaido black soybeans are softly cooked and soaked in a syrup of Jamaican old rum for 20 hours. The black soybeans are characterized by the softly fragrant rum and the taste of the black soybeans when chewed. It is available at Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Flagship Cafe, Ginza Cafe, Kyoto Cafe, and Kobe Hankyu Cafe.
The Lounge - Kyoto - XR Pairing Set
The Lounge - Kyoto - XR Pairing Set" is a set of coffee and sweets available only at the store. The price is 2,200 yen.
The coffee is brewed by flannel drip and served in coffee mugs "AJIWAI" and "KAORI" made in collaboration with Kagoshima-based ceramic artist Yusuke Kido's porcelain brand "ONE KILN. A cup of coffee is prepared in a carafe, and each mug offers a different taste.
The sweet comes with a chestnut butter sandwich cookie, a rich butter sandwich with hazelnuts and marron glacé combined. The cookie features a sable cream sorbet with hazelnut powder mixed in to enhance the flavor of the chestnuts, and rum added to the butter cream. One bite of the cookie will fill your mouth with the flavors of autumn.
The Lounge - Kyoto - on the 2nd floor of the Kyoto Café - Hare will be selling the product.
Miir x World Coffee Research Travel Mug
The Miir x World Coffee Research Travel Mug will be available for pre-order exclusively through the official online store in late September. It is 12 oz. in size and retails for 4,510 yen.
The green artwork adorning the cup is by Lucy T. Smith, an Australian botanical artist and illustrator. Purchase will lead to a donation to World Coffee Research, a non-profit organization that supports coffee growers.