shokunin coffee collective

The Japanese word shokunin is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but such a literal description does not fully express the deeper meaning.  The shokunin has a social obligation to work his/her best for the general welfare of the people.  This obligation is both spiritual and material. No matter what it is, the shokunin’s responsibility is to fulfill the requirement.

– Tasio Odate

Shokunin brings people who are passionate about coffee flavour and culture together. There are so many dimensions to the coffee experience, that only by communicating and working sustainably, we can become true masters of taste. Shokunin creates the opportunity for people across the production chain to learn and enjoy. We introduce open-minded farmers to new concepts, train ambitious professionals and create engaging coffee experiences for passionate consumers.

Expect new, exciting flavours. Expect engagement in the industry. But mostly: expect passion and fun in our favourite beverage.