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Roasting The World….9 lbs At A Time

Starbucks has opened its 30,000-square-foot Reserve-brand roastery in Shanghai, China, featuring three brew bars, theatrical coffee delivery systems, a mobile-based augmented reality experience and in..

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You won’t find the sleepy neighborhood of Kyodo on a Tokyo tourist map, but that doesn’t make its streets any less of a destination. It’s a trove of restaurants...

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When we last visited the Tokyo Coffee Festival in 2016, organizer Yuji Otsuki said it was a chance to introduce people to the local scene and show them the...

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With Blue Bottle Coffee soon to open a new shop, Coffee Wrights nestled into the suburbs, and Nozy Coffee sitting quietly on the outskirts, the Sangenjaya neighborhood looks primed...

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The scene is Tokyo, in late September. That’s where Takayuki Ishitani took his place in the history books, securing first place at the 2017 Japan Barista Championship. It is...

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Kokubunji, on the west side of Tokyo, is a “shitamachi”, or downtown area. It’s a collection of restaurants, izakaya pubs, and bars crowding together down old, narrow streets frequented...

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Miki Suzuki’s career record speaks for itself—since joining Maruyama Coffee in 2008, she’s been a consistent top five Japan Barista Championship competitor, and champion in 2010, 2011, and 2016....

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