The story of Japanese coffee began during the 17th & 18th centuries when Dutch and Portuguese traders brought it into the port town of Nagasaki. It wasn't, however, until the Meiji period that coffee culture in Japan developed, coinciding with the national desire of Westernisation. Flash forward to 2018 and Japan has become one of the largest consumers of coffee in the world, importing more than 930 million pounds per year.
For this coffee, we're using "Mr Natural" by Dark Arts, picked in Ethiopia and roasted in Hackney. With this you'll find notes of yellow pear, pink marshmallows and strawberry yoghurt, with a white grape acidity.