Narratives

Meet the Roasters Video

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Mameporepore

Mameporepore is a roastery and coffee shop based in Okinawa City, southwestern Japan. An Okinawa native, owner Yoshiyuki Nakamura has a stellar resume of accomplishments, including a second-place finish in an international roasting competition. Though he has now reached an extraordinary height, a young Nakamura longed to be “just another ordinary kid.”
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GLITCH COFFEE & ROASTERS

GLITCH COFFEE & ROASTERS opened in 2015 in Tokyo’s Jimbo-cho, home to Japan’s traditional kissa culture. Specializing in single-origin coffee, the brand is working to spread Japan’s coffee culture abroad. It roasts coffee in a way that brings out wonderful characters unique to each origin, trying to convey the continuous effort and bottomless passion of coffee farmers.
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COFFEE COUNTY

Founded in the city of Kurume in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, in 2013, COFFEE COUNTY runs 3 shops now. Ever since its opening, they have visited coffee farms and bought green coffee directly from producers. The roastery operates under the slogan, “Vibrant Flow in You!”
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LATTEST

LATTEST strives to launch the world’s best female baristas into the world. The espresso bar opened its first shop in Tokyo’s trendy Omotesando district in February 2012. Having expanded into a network of 6 stores, the all-women LATTEST draws a stream of Japan’s coffee lovers with its signature espresso and latte art performance.
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ROASTERY MANLY COFFEE

A former winner of the Starbucks Coffee Ambassador’s Cup in Japan, Noriko Sunaga started MANLY COFFEE in Fukuoka in 2008. A mother of three, Sunaga is striving to become the world’s best roaster by 2028. She is making small efforts every day to create an emotion-inducing shop where people are wowed by coffee and treated with amazing service.