Koba Coffee is a brand new coffee roaster located in the heart of the old Bikan area in Kurashiki. It’s a bit on the edge of the old historic area on one of the smaller streets near Ivy Square, but it’s worth the trip. Kurashiki is such a nice place, so it’s always fun to play tourist in my own town.
Koba Coffee shares a small pink kura with a kimono dealer which occupies the second floor.
I am so happy I saw a post from the brilliant roaster of Blue Mountain on Facebook about this tiny coffee shop. The shop has a very limited number of chairs and the huge bags of coffee beans are occupying most of the floor space.
The coffee is roasted on an old Fuji Royal roaster.
I ordered an Ethiopian coffee and my wife got a Sumatra Mandheling. We were offered 3 brewing methods: french press, drip or siphon.
My Moka was great
My wife said it was the best Mandheling she ever drank. The roast is dark and the coffee was prepared to deliver a punch. The Mandheling was complex and I want to go back just to drink one.
Koba Coffee is a great little space devoted to good coffee, let’s just say it made a great first impression.
The owner told me that nel drip would be available pretty soon, but since the shop has been only opened for 7 days, he is still settling in.
Check the website for opening hours, no parking.