Premium Coffee Around the World

Kopi Luwak. Jamaican Blue Mountain. Hacienda La Esmeralda. Hawaiian Kona. These might be a few of the world-renowned premium coffee names. However, the world of premium coffee extends far beyond these select few. Furthermore, the way we perceive premium coffee and what attributes make a coffee 'valuable' are evolving. Sustainability and ethics behind a cup of coffee are becoming crucial factors considered by coffee lovers when choosing a brand to invest in.

Join us on a journey as we explore the realm of premium, luxury, and specialty coffee—dispelling myths, introducing you to new coffee beans, and offering tips on how to navigate through marketing strategies to find truly extraordinary coffee!

REC Coffee - Everything You Need to Know

As of now, a lot of our articles have focused on stores or individuals located (or originating) from the Fukuoka prefecture. We have talked about champions, like Hidenori Izaki who...

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How Climate Affects the Taste of Coffee

Coffee is almost like wine; each variety has its own typical character. Many factors ensure a unique result in your cup, all the way from the coffee plant to the...

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Manu Coffee - Everything You Need to Know

The coffee industry in Japan has never flourished as much as in the past few decades. A lot of that progress came from the local shops and roasteries that, along...

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McDonald’s Japan (and Coffee)

There are several brands that no matter where you are in the world, there is a good chance you will encounter them. This could be something like Starbucks for the...

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Unveiling Tokyo's hidden gem – 'Kies,' where the aroma of freshly baked homemade cookies welcomes you like a warm, cozy hug

Tokyo can sometimes make us feel a bit lonely, especially when it starts to get cold outside. That’s when we crave familiar faces and a warm, cozy place that welcomes...

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Specialty Coffee Association of Japan - Who Are They?

Specialty Coffee Association of Japan and World Coffee Competitions Japan has often been characterized as a tea country, and for good reason. However, it is also a country that has...

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Anticipation Builds: Sapporo Coffee Kan Gears Up for SCAJ (Specialty Coffee Association of Japan) Conference 2023

Confession time: I'm a bit of a gathering enthusiast. You know, those moments when people gather to celebrate life - the beats of a music festival, the sandy shenanigans of...

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Experiencing Coffee First-Hand in Italy - The Land of Espresso

“Coffee is balm to the heart and spirit.” Guiseppe Verdi, the greatest Italian opera composer of the 19th century So a few weeks ago, I found myself longing for a...

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British Coffee chain Costa Coffee (the world’s second-largest coffee chain) opens its first outlet in Japan

Costa Coffee. Does it sound familiar? Many of us might recognize it from its welcoming red cups or a trip to Europe; after all, it is the second-largest coffee chain...

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Roar Cafe and Roastery

Have you ever secretly wished your coffee to be more artistic and colorful than usual? If you have (believe me, I have), then I know the perfect spot in Tokyo...

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Top 10 Japanese Coffee Brands for Anyone Seeking an Authentic Coffee Experience

One of the most common questions from my coffee-loving friends is, "What are some of the best Japanese coffee brands I should try out?" Some of them have heard about...

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History of Sumiyaki Coffee

Introduction Across the span of the past few centuries, coffee beans reached all corners of the world. In every place it went, people poured a drop of their own philosophy...

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How Season Affects the Taste of Coffee

It might seem strange to talk about seasonality when it comes to coffee. Usually, the focus is not on seasonality but rather on a quality that is as constant as...

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Commodity Vs Premium Coffee

Commodity Vs Premium Coffee - What's The Difference and Which One Should You be Drinking Have you ever wondered why coffee tastes so different based on where you get it...

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7 different Arabica varieties that are cultivated in Colombia

With so many types of coffee beans in the world today, it might seem intimidating to start knowing about different types of coffee beans, but it does not have to...

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What is So Special About Sumiyaki Charcoal Roasting?

The “hot air roasting” and “direct fire roasting” have been the two predominant types of roasting in the world of coffee but an exciting, third type of coffee roasting has...

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Japanese Contributions to the World of Coffee

You would probably be more inclined to associate the country of Japan with tea rather than with coffee, but the Japanese are, in fact, avid coffee drinkers. The country is...

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The Characteristics of Premium Coffee Beans

Different factors like the origin of the coffee beans, the farming practices followed and the roasting techniques applied, play a major role in the final aroma and flavor you have...

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Married Beans, Vietnam VS Sapporo Coffee Kan, Japan

The majority of individuals start their day with only a cup of coffee. People are unable to survive without it. It boosts their energy levels and keeps them alert throughout...

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Top 10 Most Exotic Premium Coffees

Kenya AA Bourbon Pacamara Tokunoshima Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Toarco Toraja Kopi Luwak Sumiyaki Panama Gesha Jamaica Blue Mountain There are loads of people who want their coffee to taste the same...

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Brewing Tips for Premium Coffee

Much like the other roles, yours is a very important one too because by purchasing premium coffee you help towards a more sustainable coffee industry.  It’s only fair when you...

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About Sapporo Coffee Kan - The Roaster

"Hokkaido" – Japan's northernmost prefecture known for its abundance of nature, beautiful water bodies, fresh air, mountain ranges, and active volcanoes. Throughout the year, the humidity is low and the...

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Is Nescafé a falling trend?

Coffee’s popularity spans the entire planet. There are coffee lovers and evidence of the high demand for this favorite beverage no matter where you go. And if you ask in...

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Key Coffee vs. Sapporo Coffee Kan

Japan is known to boast a strong coffee culture. Of course, coffee in itself represents Western influence in the country, but it has also already entrenched itself in Japanese society...

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Blue Bottle coffee vs. Sapporo Coffee Kan

Blue Bottle coffee vs. Sapporo Coffee Kan – Two leaders of the third-wave coffee culture A few days ago, I wrote about Starbucks vs. Sapporo Coffee Kan. Since then, another name...

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What to know about Roasting when it comes to Premium Coffee

Nowadays, finding enough information to determine the correct grind for different brewing methods is no longer a problem, but choosing the right coffee roast profile can often be confusing. What...

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Starbucks Vs. Sapporo Coffee Kan

Today, we are going to take a look at two coffee companies that are both very dear to my heart: Starbucks and Sapporo Coffee Kan. Looking at the title, 'Starbucks...

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