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This Blog is a collection of articles related to Japanese Coffee and Charcoal Roasted Sumiyaki coffee, unique roasting only found in Japan. Coffee culture in Japan has evolved as isolated from around the world and has much uniqueness not found in the rest of the world.

How Roasting Affects Taste of Coffee

Did you know that it is particularly important for baristas to ensure that the coffee they brew is perfectly roasted? That’s why there are people in the coffee industry who...

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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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French Press vs. Drip Coffee Maker

French press and drip coffee makers are two of the most popular methods for preparing coffee. But which one is better for your personal coffee routine? The comparison below will...

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What Happens If You Heat up Nitro-Cold-Brew Coffee?

Have you had the pleasure of enjoying a cup of nitro cold-brew coffee? It has been around for a decade, but if you're pretty set in your preferences, you might...

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How Do Coffee and Caffeine Affect the Heart

In recent decades, there have been various studies with conflicting findings on the effect of coffee and caffeine on the heart. The results of different studies have indicated that coffee...

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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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Doutor Coffee - Everything You Need to Know

There are different coffee-oriented establishments you can find in any given progressive country. The most common coffee shop concepts you're likely to encounter in a metropolis are cafés, coffee bars,...

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Mid-Year Recap - Best Articles of the Year 2023 (so far)

First, thank you for your continuing support and for reading our coffee blogs. We hope that you find our coffee information enjoyable, and because of your views and messages, we...

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What You Need to Know about Koji Coffee

Coffee has been the preferred beverage for many people across the globe for at least a century. As a result, there is a constant influx of innovations and trends to...

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The History Of Why Americans Drink Coffee More Than Tea

Americans drink more coffee than tea, which has been the case for quite some time. Whether you're a coffee or tea lover, it's interesting to learn about the history of...

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Is Japanese Instant Coffee better than the rest?

The other day, a small circle of coffee-loving friends and I were sampling a delicious pour-over, brewed using a batch of freshly roasted single-origin Colombia Cerro EL Pital beans. We quickly...

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Japanese Convenience Store Coffee War

When businesses compete with each other, the public benefits the most. People get the best possible products in terms of quality, quantity, and price. Besides giving their customers the best...

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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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How Water Affects the Taste of Coffee

You may be surprised to learn that water is one of the most important factors in how coffee tastes. This post will explore this critical element and give you some...

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Does Coffee Dehydrate You? - Coffee Quiz

For several decades until recently, since a study in the late 1920s, many believed coffee to cause dehydration even when consumed in small amounts.  But what if I told you...

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Trung Nguyen instant coffee powder vs. Japanese Sumiyaki Single-Serve-Pour-Over

Single-Serve-Pour-Over Sapporo Coffee Kan Why is the hidden treasure in Single-Serve-Pour-Over Sapporo Coffee Kan? This coffee is a one-of-a-kind Japanese coffee-making method with unique attributes such as single-origin specialty coffee...

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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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Studying the coffee culture of Japan during the cultural exchange of students?

Japan is renowned for tea ceremonies and sushi, but it also boasts a unique coffee culture. Students on cultural exchanges can immerse themselves in this, exploring kissaten and modern cafes.

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What Makes a Cup of Coffee Strong?

If you're like most people, you take your coffee seriously. You need it to be strong, with a robust flavor that can cut through the morning fog and help you...

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Samurai Coffee Experience – Coffee Consulting Company founded by Japanese World Barista Champion

Introduction - What is a coffee Consultant? Have you ever heard of the term "Coffee Consultant"? Strange as it may sound, to most coffee lovers out there, this is one...

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Behold: Balmuda's "The Brew" - Tokyo-based design powerhouse brings their coffee maker to the USA

The birth and growth of Balmuda Balmuda's Timeline Why Balmuda is a "Design and creativity powerhouse" rather than an appliance maker Design awards received by BALMUDA The genius behind the...

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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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Can a coffee pot make the coffee taste better?

It is a coffee enthusiast’s guilty pleasure to always look for more things that could make our beloved beverage taste even better. And countless methods for brewing and processing have...

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Yoshikazu Iwase - World Barista Champion from Japan

There are quite a few Baristas all over the world who have performed in National and World Class Championships and many of them have impacted the coffee world with their...

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The Zen of Coffee & Ikebana: Creating a Tranquil Coffee Ritual with Flowers

Transform your coffee break into a tranquil ritual by embracing Japanese arts like Ikebana (flower arranging) and sadō (tea ceremony). Create a serene environment, arrange flowers mindfully, prepare coffee meticulously...

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