Japan has always had a deep and deliberate coffee culture, and in recent years the modern specialty end of the market has heavily expanded, with both..
About Life Coffee, a tiny stand from Onibus Coffee, opened quietly this May in Dogenzaka in Shibuya, an area more synonymous with nightlife than great coffee. While this after-dark-centric neighborhood is..
2014 has been a good year for Rec Coffee in Fukuoka—its new Kencho-Higashi cafe opened this past March, co-founders Yoshikazu Iwase and Osamu Kitazoe both made the SCAJ..
Last June, Hidenori Izaki became the first Japanese competitor to win the World Barista Championship (read about his victory here in Japanese). Sprudge.com Assistant Editor Alex Bernson..
You can find the original english-language version of our story on Hidenori Izaki’s 2014 World Barista Championship win online here. イタリアのリミニで開催された「2014 World Barista Championship」で、日本代表として出場した丸山珈琲・小諸店の井崎英典（いざきひでのり）バリスタがチャンピオンに輝いた。今回初の優勝を勝ち取った丸山珈琲はオークションでトップクラスのコーヒー豆、特に「Cup Of..
The 2014 World Aeropress Championship went down last week in Rimini, Italy, during the global coffee hubbub of the World Barista Championship. The event happened at..
Hidenori Izaki of Maruyama Coffee in Nagano, Japan has won the 2014 World Barista Championship in Rimini, Italy. This is the first-ever win for Maruyama..
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