Release Date: Dec 2, 2016
The coffee scene in Japan is a fascinating story and it just keeps getting better. The last time the Tokyo Coffee Festival was held; there were over 40,000 people in attendance. And although official numbers haven’t come in yet, the turnout once again at last weekend’s Tokyo Coffee Festival proves that the hype is still there.
The festival brought together roasters from all over Japan as well as from across Asia for 2 days at United Nations University, just behind the Farmers Market. Attendees queued in front of roasters to get a taste of what is currently being produced. Here’s a video that we took of the line, more than 50 deep, of the queue in front of the Rec Coffee table.
Live music kept the people in the queues entertained with excellent performances by Loop Pool, Sami Elu and Laid Back Bicycle. And drip coffee workshops were held nearby at The Local Coffee Stand by baristas from Toranomon Koffee, Onibus Coffee and Light Up Coffee. Goodcoffee.me photographer Nik van der Giesen captured the vibe on the Sunday. Check out the photos below!
We look forward to seeing you next year at the next Tokyo Coffee Festival! Dates to be announced soon!