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 is a coffee roastery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. We try to make everyone’s coffee experience more enjoyable by presenting a variety of delicious flavours and beautiful stories about our coffees. Our values of transparency and stability form the base of sustainable partnerships with our producers.

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. Working with our coffee will not only reveal new flavour experiences, but also support our projects for growth across the coffee chain.

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