Coffee County is a leading roaster in Fukuoka prefecture. The quality of its coffee and its aesthetic sense attract many people and give it a unique presence. A visit to their coffee bar in Yakuin in Fukuoka immerses you in their worldview. The coffee bar has a violet La Marzocco and the part of the counter is covered with brass. The coffee is served in warm, thick glasses and the coffee in the cup is delicious. You can feel the depth of thoughts that went into getting this liquid to its finishing in the taste. Mr. Mori the owner has been involved in the coffee business for a long time and has a deep relationship with the producing countries. I have heard his name mentioned many times by producers and although I had met him a few times at cupping sessions, this was the first time I had taken the time to talk with him. I decided to ask him all the questions that I had been wanting to ask him personally. To the origins of coffee After graduating from university, Mr. Mori worked at coffee shops in Sapporo and Fukuoka and joined a company in Fukuoka where he has gained experience as a roaster. After that, he quit the job and visited Nicaragua in 2013 that is how the story of Coffee County began. Mori states, “I thought to myself, “If I can’t go to the origins of coffee, it will be difficult to continue working in the coffee business any longer.” In my day-to-day roasting work, I always wanted to visit the production areas like a chef visits vegetable producers or selects ingredients...

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