Coffee Roasting Factory in Japan!

20 Jun

Today I’d like to talk about the Coffee Roasting Factory I visited in Japan in the winter of 2009. Since coffee beans are imported by containers from all over the world, the factory was located near the port. I still remember it was such a cold windy day that we almost froze to death from the cold ocean wind blowing onto our face!

Anyway, this is a coffee tree I saw in the factory. They were just growing it for the experiment.

Coffee seeds are red!

As some of you may know, coffee trees can only be cultivated in a certain climate. The weather has to be warm and windy, and they need to have certain amount of rain. So if you notice, most of the beans (Brazil, Guatemla, Vietnam, Indonesia, Etiopia, Kenya, etc.) are from the region within 25 North/South latitude centering the Equador; which is called Coffee Belt or Coffee Zone. Japan is not within this map so I was very surprised to see the coffee tree in the factory.

There were many coffee roasting machines in the factory. This is one of them.

This is another one that was in operation at that time.

Inside the machine is like an oven and raw beans are circulated (like in a washing machine) until it gets well roasted.

There is this small opening that you can take out the samples to see the roasting process.

And the finishing product will come out like this!

After the factory tour, the coffee expert made us a cup of coffee by hand dripping Columbia beans. It was very nice and made us warm!

2 Responses to “Coffee Roasting Factory in Japan!”

  1. April 21, 2013 at 6:13 am #

    Your style is so unique in comparison to other folks I have read stuff from.
    Thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this web site.

  2. August 7, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    A great article regarding coffee. Being a coffee lover i really appreciate this sharing. Can this prodedure be done at home ?

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