Onna regional street market has been very successful with marketing local people and tourists.
The parking area is always crowded in mid-day.
In the corner of the market is Marui Coffee, a booth of organic coffee beans.
There’s the man. He’s the roaster.
He’s only here in weekends.
He imports organic coffee beans and roasts with local wood charcoal. He likes to roasts to French and Italian. It’s really difficult to roast with charcoals, not with gas, to the edge, close to just burning the beans. But he says the coffee tastes totally different. It brings up more flavor and sweet aroma. He says gas roast makes the taste edgy, and that charcoal makes it round. That’s how he calls his coffee, “Marui Coffee”, meaning “round coffee”.
We love dark coffee. Our favorite is Galapagos and Indian.
But when he’s around, we always check with him what he thinks is best.
200g a pack. JPY1,080
I think it’s very cheap.
His dark roasted coffee tastes really “round”. All the tastes of bitter, sour, sweet are well balanced to be round.
If you like iced coffee, try his beans infused in the water in the fridge for a couple of days. Enjoy non-edgy, well-balanced coffee with rich aroma.
We got Sumatra Italian roast this time as he recommended.