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ABOUT US COFFEE

A single cup of coffee can move people’s hearts and become a turning point in their lives. Offering specialty coffee in Japan’s former capital Kyoto, ABOUT US COFFEE strives to touch the senses of visitors. We interviewed proprietor Yasunari Sawanoi, who says, “That something that touches and resonates within a person is different depending on each person and that is why I insist on diversity. “  It doesn’t have to start with coffee In the old streets of Fushimi Inari, Kyoto, is a building that almost looks like a gentleman in a black suit. The white Roman letters of ABOUT US COFFEE are written vertically like Japaneseto create an artistic atmosphere. Many people may stop by the shop because its appearance tells their intuition that it must be a place where they can encounter something fashionable and exciting. Inside the store, the interior feels spacious with an abundance of white. “White is like a canvas and black is like a painting frame. I wanted the shop to be a place where the staff, customers, and products add color to this canvas, so I pursued a monotone and chic atmosphere. I am happy to see that the catchy design attracts many young customers. Originally, because of Kyoto’s location, I wanted to attract tourists and people from overseas, but six months after opening we were hit by COVID-19.” Sawanoi, who has a pleasant smile on his face while he answers our questions, is of course one of the people who add color to this canvas. Some days he wears a slim suit, and other days he chooses a more casual style like a hoodie. “The customers are...

ABOUT US COFFEE

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