Kōno Sakura Timber Dripper Set$105
The Kono Dripper Set is the perfect choice for the beginner home brewer or the dedicated professional barista. This set combines the iconic ‘Meimon’ Dripper with the Kono Range Server in an elegantly designed starter set, complete with Kono Filter Papers and measuring spoon. Perfect for the home enthusiast or a great gift idea.
The Meimon dripper was developed by the Kono Coffee Syphon Company in 1973 after five years of refining and modification. The Meimon was the first of its kind, with 12 vertical resin ribs running down the inside of the conical design, ensuring consistent and even extraction, producing sweet and clean filter brews.
In 1919, Akira Kono was sent to Singapore as part of the Japanese Embassy’s medical staff. After his first encounter with Singaporean coffee, Kono, a medical student and assistant a the Kyushu Imperial University College of Medicine, became obsessed with brewing coffee using equipment based on vacuum or ‘syphoning’ principles.
After returning to Japan in 1923, Kono – now a doctor – continued to work on his coffee syphon device while running his own medical clinic in Ueno district of Tokyo.
By 1925, Kono’s vision was completed and labelled the “Kono Type Tea Saifun”, as was his newly founded company, The Coffee Saifun Co., with the mission statement being: to “gracefully extract the characteristic of coffee”.