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
|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.
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
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)
This product is a Mocha from
Yemen (main constituent) blended with a Guatemala coffee. It has
a strong taste and a superb fragrance.
140g can 1,100
200g bag 1,200
have also prepared gift sets.
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