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Dec 1, 2017

OPENING OF VERVE KAMAKURA

Vaughan: Congratulations on your second store, guys! The Good Coffee team doesn’t want to go back home to Tokyo. We could just stay all day – it’s really beautiful here… Colby: Oh, thank you Vaughan! That means a lot to …

Nov 17, 2017

THREE MELBOURNE MUSICIANS COMING TO TOKYO

Vaughan: Hi, Genevieve Fry! What do you play in? Genevieve: I am the singer and harpist in Cold Hands Warm Heart and I also play the with Hello Satellites. V: How do you take your coffee? G: Black. Long black …

Nov 12, 2017

THE OPENING OF THE NEW MARUYAMA COFFEE

Tell us about the new store, and what the goals are? The concept of Omotesando Single Origin Store is 「Discover Coffee」, which is about meeting with the coffee producers.  Each coffee is named after its coffee producer’s name, making sure …

Jul 22, 2017

SUSTAINABLE USE OF GROUND COFFEE

Have you ever thought about the impact coffee waste has on the environment? Could it be redirected? Once again action is taking place in the coffee capital of the world; Melbourne, Australia. Vaughan speaks with Ninna Larsen and Kaitlin Reid …

Jul 8, 2017

INTERVIEW WITH ALVIN MARK TAN

Last month, we caught up with Alvin Mark Tan, a traditional oil painter who has spent time capturing the Singapore coffee scene through his art. We had a great time together visiting a couple of cafes in Tokyo and it …

Apr 8, 2017

20 QUESTIONS with MIKI SUZUKI

1. Who do you work for and what is your current role? My role is sales planning director and barista of Maruyama Coffee. I appreciate that coffee has and continues to enrich my life. My goal is to create a …

Mar 10, 2017

20 QUESTIONS with DEVIN EIRING

1. Do you need coffee to wake you up in the morning? I don’t need it, but I enjoy it when I get it! 2. Favorite non-Verve coffee shop in the world? Well, if I’m talking about a place where …

Feb 16, 2017

20 Questions with Takamasa Miki

1. How does a typical day start? I usually go for a run. 2. First memory of coffee? My mother making coffee in the kitchen. 3. Which cafe do you visit the most in Tokyo? Coffeehouse Nishiya, I always learn …

Feb 3, 2017

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID KIM

David Kim, Head Barista at the famous Auction Rooms in Melbourne and 3rd in Australian Brewers Cup Championship, visited Japan and was guest barista for a day at About Life Coffee Brewers in Shibuya. After his trip, I spoke with …

Jan 21, 2017

20 Questions with NOBUMASA SHIMOYAMA

NOBUMASA SHIMOYAMA / SUPERRANDOM, MELBOURNE / 20 QUESTIONS – ANSWERS 1. What’s a cafe that you love to visit in Melbourne? I would say “Patricia Coffee Brewers” in the CBD. 2. One of your favorite cafes in Japan? Nem Coffee & …

Jan 13, 2017

20 Questions with JONNY REED

JONNY REED / CAFE MANAGER AT MOJO HARAJUKU / 20 QUESTIONS – ANSWERS 1. First memory of coffee? Mum used to drink instant coffee all the time, I hated it. But my first Espresso coffee was from Starbucks in Canberra. 2. …

Nov 7, 2016

KURASU OPENS SHOP IN KYOTO

Vaughan sits down with Yozo Otsuki, founder of Kurasu – the online shop to go to for buying coffee goods… which has now set up shop right by Kyoto station! V: Yozo, congratulations on the opening of your beautiful KURASU cafe in Kyoto. Y: …

Oct 28, 2016

20 Questions with CHACE FEDOR

CHACE FEDOR / PRODUCER & DIRECTOR OF POWEREDBY.TOKYO / 20 QUESTIONS – ANSWERS I asked Chace Fedor of poweredby.tokyo 20 questions about coffee and his life in Tokyo.   1. What’s your job? I work for the creative agency monopo, …

Oct 11, 2016

20 Questions with HANNAH CAMERON

1. Do you need coffee to wake you up in the morning? I can go without it until about midday but after that it’s game over. 2. A really delicious cup of coffee you had recently was at…? One of my favourite cafes …

Oct 2, 2016

20 Questions with LOUIS KING

LOUIS KING / THE LAGERPHONES / 20 QUESTIONS – ANSWERS 1. Favourite Café in Japan? Last time I was in Tokyo, in July of last year,  we went every day to Fuglen coffee and I loved it. Strong iced coffee every …

Sep 9, 2016

INTERVIEW with TAKASHI INODA of CAFE-MAGAZINE.COM

Inoda-san, tell us about how you got started with cafe-magazine.com. Have you always been interested in cafes? Well, I was working at an advertising agency for about seven years. I was working with various clients across industries and one of my projects …

Sep 2, 2016

20 Questions with JAMES FREEMAN

JAMES FREEMAN / Blue Bottle Coffee / 20 QUESTIONS – ANSWERS (This interview took place at the Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyosumi Shirakawa Roastery & Cafe on March 29, 2016) 1. Favorite cafe in Japan? I would have to say Satei Hato. …

Aug 26, 2016

20 Questions with COLBY BARR

COLBY BARR / Verve Coffee Roasters / 20 QUESTIONS – ANSWERS 1. Do you need coffee to wake you up in the morning? No, but it sure helps! 2. How do you take your coffee? Usually, a cappuccino and a …

Aug 15, 2016

20 Questions with MASATAKA NOJO

NOJO-san / Nozy Coffee / 20 QUESTIONS – ANSWERS 1. Favorite cafe in Japan? Coffea Exlibris in Shimokitazawa. It’s always been special for me. I used to go as a student a lot. 2. Best city in the world for coffee? I think …

Aug 7, 2016

20 Questions with YU YAMA

YU YAMA / SINGLE O / 20 QUESTIONS – ANSWERS 1. Favorite cafe in the world? Single O Surry Hills. Where everything began… 2.Which city in the world do you think has the best coffee scene? I haven’t been to …

Jun 21, 2016

INTERVIEW with CHACE FEDOR from poweredby.tokyo

If I had a single yen for each time someone has asked me how on earth I found this coffee shop or this bar or this pizza shop or this garden, I’d have a lot (and I mean a lot) more money…. to …

Jun 10, 2016

27 COFFEE ROASTERS interview with CEO KOHTSU KASAI

Vaughan heads out to Tsujido in Shonan to visit 27 Coffee Roasters, not far from the beautiful Shonan T-site complex, for this interview with CEO and respected roaster Kohtsu Kasai. Vaughan: Kasai-san, it’s a pleasure to finally meet you in …

Jun 3, 2016

an interview with COLBY BARR (VERVE COFFEE CO-OWNER)

Vaughan catches up with Colby Barr, the man behind Verve Coffee Roasters, which has just opened smack bang in the newly renovated Shinjuku station in Tokyo.   Vaughan: Colby Barr, you’re co-founder and green coffee buyer of Verve Coffee Roasters. …

Mar 4, 2016

AT Ki WITH KIYOSHI-SAN

Vaughan interviews the man behind new VACANT BAR, the coffee shop inside the Vacant, one of Tokyo’s central cultural hubs. Vaughan: Kiyoshi-san, welcome to Ki. One of my favourites… Is it your first time here? Kurotaki Kiyoshi: Yes, it is …

Feb 29, 2016

SLAYER ESPRESSO INTERVIEW

We interview Brandon King, Global Sales Manager of Slayer Espresso – one of the coolest espresso machines going around… Good Coffee: Can you give us a brief history of slayer? When and how did this amazing product come about? Who’s …

Jan 22, 2016

interview with SPRUDGE writer HENGTEE LIM

Vaughan sits down with Hengtee Lim – the man who delivers coffee news in Tokyo to the world via Sprudge.com – and asks him about his lifestyle, his short stories and his take on coffee in Japan…   VAUGHAN: Hengtee, …

Jan 18, 2016

interview with Atsushi Sakao at the new ONIBUS COFFEE

Vaughan: Congratulations on the opening of your fourth shop! Does this feel like the most exciting one? Atsushi: Thank you very much. Yes, this time we’re very excited, but every shop has been special. V: Did you want to become …

Oct 31, 2015

COFFEE TIME IN SHIBUYA with THE HARPOONS

The Harpoons are an Australian four piece from Melbourne whose ‘genre-bending melodies’ and ‘old-school soul vocals’ channel the best of RnB, Soul and Pop music and bring their own unforgettable charm. In September, The Harpoons debuted in Tokyo, playing six …

Oct 9, 2015

DRIFT MAGAZINE – an exclusive interview with the DRIFT team

DRIFT is a stunning new print magazine devoted to coffee culture – with exquisite photos and fascinating articles. And despite it being new, it’s already known (and owned!) by most baristas in Japan and is almost destined to become your …

Jul 31, 2015

THE LAGERPHONES TALK COFFEE IN TOKYO

The Lagerphones are a party jazz band from Melbourne Australia – and have just finished their Japan debut tour. They did twelve shows in ten days – with a lot of them in cafes where a ‘live’ isn’t normally held. …