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coffee uno

In October 2018, a specialty coffee shop “coffee uno” opened in a corner of the shopping street in front of Kintetsu Shirako Station in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture. With the goal of opening his own shop by the age of 30, master Akio Higuchi dropped out of graduate school and spent a total of 8 years training at cafes and long-established coffee shops in Nagoya. What is the story of Mr.Higuchi, who decided to open a shop in his hometown Suzuka, where he doesn’t have to compete with competitors and people who previously have been good to him?  Maintain comfortable distance It takes about 40 minutes to Nagoya station by limited express train. In the mornings and evenings, there are many commuters heading to Nagoya. There is a shopping street with 30 to 40 individual stores and pubs at the west exit of Kintetsu Shirako station, which is also called “the gateway to Suzuka”. About half of the stores and restaurants are open only at night, so the shopping street looks like a “shutter street” (streets with many closed-down shops or offices) during the day, but at night, it shows a different face. In one corner, coffee uno has been in business since October 2018.  “Before COVID-19, the shop was open until 11PM because many customers came for coffee after having drinks at a nearby izakaya (Japanese style pub). I myself like to drink coffee at night, so this shopping district was perfect for such a shop.” The warm bare light bulbs hanging above the tables, the chic color of the tables and floors in harmony with the white walls, and some plants are placed inside...

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