Sip on brews and roasts from around the world at the Tokyo Coffee Festival – set up for the weekend at UNU’s Farmer’s Market courtyard. The best specialty cafes of Tokyo will be there along with some international coffee-roaster-royalty. Visit the stands of special guests Stockholm Roast from Sweden (duh) and Simple Kaffa from Taiwan. You can take part in a Drip workshop with world champion Akira Kasuya and hear talks from the founder of San Francisco’s Ritual Coffee Roasters, Eileen Rinaldi.
If you’re just interested in seeing, smelling, and even drinking some really good coffee, then you can absolutely do that here too. You can buy a normal cup of coffee from each stand. or, you can buy a “Drinking ticket” for ¥1,000 which will get you 5 mini cups of coffee at different stands. If you prefer to drink out of porcelain, then we recommend buying the “Drinking ticket with limited edition mini cup” for ¥1,530. This gets you 5 mini cups out of a unique porcelain cup, which you can keep as a souvenir. You’ll have to buy the normal drinking ticket on the day, but with the porcelain cup, purchase a ticket online in advance here. You can also just buy normal sized cups of coffee from the stands as you please.
Check out the website for the full list of roasters and cafes at the Tokyo Coffee Festival. They change on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be various food stalls where you can buy cakes, crepes, curries and Swedish fika treats.
2015 was the first year of the Tokyo Coffee Festival, and it looked like it was a nice atmosphere packed with gorgeous coffee snobs and so much coffee you could swim in it.
The Tokyo Coffee Festival is open Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm both days.