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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.

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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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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Major Japanese Coffee Manufacturers In 2023 and Their Best Sellers

Earlier, I published an article about the major Japanese tea manufacturers and their best sellers on the Japanese Green Tea Co. Blog. The article became very popular, so it was...

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Why We Don't Vacuum-seal Our Coffee

Would vacuum-sealed packs be the best to store your coffee beans? You spend too much on its quality. You do not want it to go wrong right away, right? You...

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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 5 Japanese Food that pairs well with premium coffee

Japanese food is known to make great accompaniments for tea, but what about coffee? Coffee culture has been a significant part of the Japanese gourmet world for a long time,...

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Can Japan Grow Coffee? - Coffee Quiz

Good quality coffee is best grown on mountainsides or at high altitudes near the Equator, where daytime and nighttime temperatures alternate. Most coffee beans are produced along what is known...

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Japan Latte Art Championship - What is it?

For the past few centuries since coffee was first introduced, an outstanding number of techniques have been invented to push the loved beverage forward. Everything, from unique machinery to extensive...

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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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Decaffeination Method - Direct Solvent Process vs Indirect Solvent Process

Why are coffee beans decaffeinated? Who came up with this idea? What procedures are there for this and are they harmful to health? Many people are asking the above questions...

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Japan Siphonist Championship – Everything You Need to Know

Introduction Across the centuries, dozens of different ways have been created, by ingenious coffee lovers, to make their favourite drink better. From Turkish coffee, all the way to today’s Espresso...

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Hidenori Izaki – First Japanese World Barista Champion

Introduction No matter where you are from, what your profession is and how old you may be, if you love coffee this is the Championship you absolutely MUST watch at...

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Japan Barista Championship – Everything You Need to Know

Introduction People have been competing in all kinds of ways and for many different prizes since the beginning of our species. Whether in the form of a game, like football...

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Vietnamese Coffee vs Japanese Coffee

Coffee (from the French term café [/kafe/]) is a beverage made from roasted coffee beans, which are harvested from the coffee plant's fruit. However, each type of coffee will use...

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What is Tabete? – Japanese Unique App Solution to food waste at cafes

I recently wrote about Excelsior Caffé (you can check out that article here), and one of its recent notable business moves was joining Tabete. I thought this was such a...

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Everything You Need to Know about Peru Coffee

I have recently been fortunate to have visited Peru. Among many things, the country is known for its superb coffee and is the largest exporter of organic Arabica coffee; that's...

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