The roaster who helped him make this blend is Takashi Nishikawa from "sanwa coffee works".
[Cricket Blend | Drip Pack / Powder Pack]
"I want to make something that symbolizes products for the spread of insect food," says Kazuki.
Insect food YouTuber "Kon Tuber", insect food activist Kazuki.
He is an active university student in Nara prefecture, Japan, and is engaged in activities to popularize insect food.
Kazuki was helped by Takashi Nishikawa, Japan's fourth-largest coffee roaster who sympathized with his passion.
Takashi Nishikawa is the owner roaster of "sanwa coffee works" in Osaka, Japan.
It is supported by many people in crowdfunding and has achieved the target amount.
It is a full-fledged insect coffee filled with their commitment and trial and error.
Selection of edible insects
Among the millions of species of insects, they chose "crickets".
There are many species of crickets and their tastes vary.
They narrowed down the tasting to three types with the following characteristics
The characteristic of "Acheta domestica" is that it has a good balance of taste.
The so-called "cricket taste" is not as strong as "Gryllus Bimaculatus", but it has no odor and is easy to match with any dish.
You can easily add the umami of crickets to your favorite dishes, so we recommend crickets when cooking with a balance in mind rather than individuality.
You can enjoy the shrimp-like flavor by applying heat.
"Gryllus Bimaculatus" is characterized by a stronger taste than "Acheta domestica". The stronger the taste of crickets, the stronger the umami.
By controlling this unique taste well, a very interesting dish is completed. Recommended crickets for recipes that make the most of individuality rather than balance.
By applying heat, you can enjoy a flavor that exceeds that of shrimp.
"Gryllus assimilis" is characterized by its coffee-like aroma and mild taste.
The cricket-like "animal habit" is weak and easy to match with any dish.
Especially, it is perfect for making sweets that make use of the fragrant aroma like coffee.
After repeated tastings, they finally arrived at "Gryllus Bimaculatus".
They are particular about the mixing ratio, and while it is a delicious coffee, we have made it a mixing ratio that allows you to enjoy the flavor of crickets.
Selection of coffee beans
They wanted to make coffee that emphasized the purpose of development, "to complement crickets."
They decided to use "Brazilian Santos (single origin)", which has a good balance of sourness, bitterness, and richness to complement crickets.
They blended into a distinctive coffee with a solid cricket flavor.
|Raw material||Coffee powder, edible cricket powder|
|Internal capacity||Drip pack (12g) /
Powder pack (100g)
|Preservation method||After opening,
Please keep it in the refrigerator and use it as soon as possible.
|Manufacturer||7-17 Ikedacho, Osaka Kita-ku, Osaka Japan.
- Allergies shrimp, crab
- If you are allergic to crustaceans such as shrimp and crab, please refrain from eating.
This is because the outer shell of arthropods contains chitin.