Blue Tokai Coffee Japan
Founded in New Delhi in 2013. In India, Blue Tokai Coffee has sparked a boom in specialty coffee. At the roastery in Yaita, Tochigi Prefecture, Shreyas Chitnis, who served as head roaster and quality manager at the head office, is in charge of roasting. “You can enjoy the differences in terroir, such as the differences in regional characteristics, the techniques of the producers, and the farms that carry out experimental processes. It has a chocolate and nut flavor, and it has a tea-like flavor in Kerala, which has a history of coffee plantations for over 100 years. Another unique feature is that only beans from a single farm (Single Estate) are used. “In India, we have a washing station and production processing equipment for each farm, so we can secure enough beans from a single farm. that’s important,” he says.