Lafcadio Coffee

Our coffees are a reproduction of the taste and flavor of Lafcadio Hearn's favorite coffee. Our aim in undertaking this reproduction was to pay tribute to the master writer for his love of Matsue, but also to compliment our customers with the Meiji romance in modern time.
To find out the most likely coffee Hearn (Yakumo Koizumi) might have drank while in Matsue, our company spent years of investigation in collaboration with Hearn's great-grandson, Mr. Bon Koizumi. 
The findings suggest that Hearn liked coffees of Old, Java, Mocha and Santos beans, and he liked heavy roast coffees. As a matter of fact, in a letter to his best friend, Hearn says he used to take black coffee for breakfast. In his works also--for instance, La Cuisine Creole--he mentioned related coffee drinking habits.
Lafcadio Hearn's PictureLafcadio Hearn (1850-1904)
Born in Greece and educated in Britain and France, Hearn came to Japan in 1890 and was assigned to teach in Shimane Prefecture. He stayed in Matsue for only one year and three months (before moving to Kumamoto Prefecture and later on to Tokyo), but his ties with Japan originated here. It is here that he got married to Setsu Koizumi, and it is here that he wrote Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, his first and foremost work on Japan. 
(For more information on Hearn, see our Links Page)

Mocha Blend
This product is a Mocha from Yemen (main constituent) blended with a Guatemala coffee. It has a strong taste and a superb fragrance.  
Mocha Blend Mocha Blend

140g can 1,100 yen 

MOcha Blend Sac Mocha Blend 

200g bag 1,200 yen

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