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.

Hario Syphon – Everything You Need to Know

Coffee in the syphon – not only does it sound special, it also tastes that way! The siphon preparation is one of the most exciting ways to prepare coffee -...

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4 Low Calorie Desserts You Can Make With Coffee

It’s well-known that coffee goes well with desserts. A study by Aarhus University reveals that because the drink can increase one’s ability to taste the sweetness in desserts, coffee is...

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The 10 Coffee Shops In Japan

The 10 Coffee Shops In Japan Coffee Lovers Must Try If you are a coffee lover who loves to travel, you might be used to carry your own coffee pods...

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How Grinding Affects the Taste of Coffee

Who doesn’t want a cup of coffee that is balanced, has a fantastic aroma and a wonderful aftertaste? Well, you can have all that once you realise all the factors...

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8 Reasons to drink Decaf Coffee

Some people are under the impression that decaf coffee is a weaker, inferior product. However, there are many reasons to drink decaf coffee – here are just eight of them!...

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Does coffee have any side effects? – Coffee Quiz

Today I want to talk about something that might be an unpopular topic in the coffee circle; however, it is a question that every health-conscious coffee lover must ask –...

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What is Binchotan (備長炭)

An important matter to consider in roasting coffee beans is not just the roaster's expertise but also the type of charcoal used. This article explains in detail what Binchotan is. 

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Caffeinated Health Boost: The Unanticipated Benefits of Coffee

Picture this: the sun is just peeking over the horizon, the dawn air is still crisp, and you're nestling a warm cup of freshly brewed coffee between your hands.  There's...

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How to Select Good Decaf Coffee from Bad Decaf Coffee? - Coffee Quiz

Decaffeinating coffee is one of the most popular methods for reducing the caffeine content of coffee. Unfortunately, not all decaffeinated coffees are created equal, some are good and some are...

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Maruyama Coffee of Japan - Who are they?

Introduction The coffee industry has never been as abundant, when it comes to variety, as it is today. With hundreds of companies offering all kinds of different beverages from all...

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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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Japanese Green Tea vs. Japanese Coffee

Both beverages are drinks of choice during breakfast and can inspire the youth to learn how to craft these and continue the tradition masterfully. At the same time, tea and...

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Japan Brewers Championship – All You Need to Know

Introduction Strange as it may sound, there are thousands of coffee-related events held all over the globe each year. Sure, most of them are merchant conferences and auctions for special...

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Coffee aromas and why they matter

Coffee is an aromatic drink. From the moment you open the bag to when you're pouring that deliciously dark brown liquid into your cup, coffee has a way of filling...

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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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Talking about Coffee and Kissaten (喫茶店)

What is kissaten (喫茶店)? Coffee places, or kissaten (喫茶店) as they call it in Japan, are unique in their own different ways. Some would conceptualize a cat café, while others would display...

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Japan Hand Drip Championship - All You Need to Know

Introduction There is over a dozen of competitions and presentations in the country of cherry blossoms directed to the coffee-lover community. None of them can identify as truly “Japanese” like...

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Do you still get the health benefits of coffee if you switch to decaf

If you enter the word “decaf” in the Instagram search bar, one of the first and most successful hashtags is displayed: #deathbeforedecaf (as if to say: I'd rather die than...

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Is Coffee Good for Kids? – Coffee Quiz

Of all the things that a busy parent would want to learn about coffee, from quantity to ideal bean roast, there is one question that always seems to rise back...

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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 History of Coffee Culture in Japan

If there is one drink that is most popular next to water, that would most probably be coffee. Nowadays, drinking coffee may be enjoyed either with a book on hand...

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Myth Busted? - Coffee Is Not Healthy Like Green Tea

Both tea and coffee have caffeine and antioxidants.  They help in weight loss and can make your mind calm yet, at the same time, attentive. Despite of these known health...

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What Makes Charcoal Roasting Expensive?

It is in the charcoal: The primary material involved in charcoal roasting  When it comes to charcoal roasting, there is this unique type of charcoal that is being used. Binchotan...

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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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Coffee Mania’s 11 Coffee Gift List 2023

Whether you want to introduce coffee or find something to give to a coffee lover, these items will make your coffee item hunt easier. See what coffee gift will suit...

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What is Single-Serve Pour-Over Disposable Filter Bag (Cup-On)?

First of all, we made this short video of what Single-Serve Pour-Over is. A Picture (video?) is worth a thousand words!  View video in different languages: Spanish French German Italian Chinese What is Single-Serve Pour Over...

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Single Origin Coffee vs. Blend Coffee

Knowing the difference between Single Origin Coffee and Coffee Blend is crucial to your enjoyment. Which one is better? In the world of specialty coffee, there are generally two varieties...

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