Royal Coffee is hitting the road again, but not like the road road, more like the air road this time, because y’know, there aren’t a lot of roads that cross the Pacific Ocean. Starting this week, they will be hosting four different events around Japan that will feature some very cool special guests.
The tour starts Friday, March 30th at 7:30pm at FabCafe in Tokyo with a roasting demo and Q&A with Coffee Wrights’ roaster and co-owner Yuki Mune. After the talk, Ikawa will offer spectators a chance to roast their own coffee using Royal-created roast profiles. The event will conclude with a cupping of some of Royal’s coffee and a chance to use Minedrip Coffee’s new flavor wheel app. Tickets for the event are ¥1,000 and can be purchased here.
Then, two days later Royal heads to Osaka for a collaborative roasting event at Hoop Coffee. Four roasters—Lilo Coffee, Rio Ashiya, Hoop, and The Coffee Time—will each receive a green coffee from Royal, which will all be presented, cupped, and discussed at the event. But bad news for everyone who doesn’t already have a ticket, as this event is sold out. The good news for residents of Osaka, though, is that a cupping and brew instruction will take place the very next day at School Bus Coffee Stop.
Finally, Royal will be heading to Gunma on April 3rd for a cupping hosted by Kaffa Coffee.
For more information on the events, visit the Facebook event pages for each event:
3/30: FabCafe in Tokyo
4/1: Hoop Coffee in Osaka
4/2: School Bus Coffee Stop in Osaka
4/3: Kaffa Coffee in Gunma
Zac Cadwalader is the news editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.
*top image via Hoop Coffee Facebook event page