Release Date: Mar 20, 2017
The attention on the Tokyo coffee society has exploded in recent years. And one of the most exciting events on the calendar that not only reminds us of this attention but also allows us to get a real taste of what’s happening in the scene is the Tokyo Coffee Festival. Many of Japan’s independent and boutique coffee rosters gathered once again on March 18th and 19th, this the sixth festival, to serve coffee to the coffee lovers of Tokyo.
The time, the festival’s theme was “Local”, exploring the idea that every good community has a good local coffee shop, where people gather to share hobbies and interests regularly.
Although official numbers are yet be released, I’m pretty sure last time’s record of over 40,000 people will be surpassed. On the first day, The Barn (special guests from Berlin) posted on their instagram that they’d served 1,000 cups of coffee. This time the festival also welcomed roasters from Taiwan and South Korea, and the crowds were entertained with live music performed by trad jazz group Tiny Song Show and instrumental festival favorites Loop Pool, presented by yours truly! Enjoy the photo report below by Nik van der Giesen @nvdg81! (Photos were taken on the Saturday.)
I look forward to seeing you at the next festival on June 24 and 25.