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THE JAPANESE COFFEES


Coffee in Japan



Japan is by far the largest coffee market in Asia, with a consumption of 7.1 million bags in 2012. UCC Ueshima Coffee launched the first latte canned in 1969.


History of Coffee in Japan

Coffee was introduced to Japan by the Dutch in the 17th century, but remained a curiosity until the lifting of trade restrictions in 1858.'s First European-style café has opened in Tokyo in 1888 and closed four years later .

The early 1930's, there were more than 30,000 cafes across Japan. In the immediate post-war period, this figure has dropped to near zero. Were removed when the import barriers, the number of openings cafes replied to rise.

Introducing the lyophilized instant coffee, canned coffee and franchises such as Starbucks and Doutor Coffee at the end of the 20th century confirmed this trend to the point that Japan is now one of the main consumers of coffee in the world.

The Japanese coffee market

Coffee consumption in Japan has increased rapidly in the second half of the 20th century, with growth rates in double figures in the 1960's and 1970's.

However, growth slowed progressively as the Japanese market has matured and saturated. The average annual growth rate fell to 4.4% in 1980, 2.4% of the years 1990 and 0.6% since 2000.

Roasters in Japan with 32% Nestlé share market in 2012, General Foods (AGF), UCC, KEY ART (Mitsubishi Coffee), Tokyo Allied, and Unicafe Doutor. '

The instant coffee market is completely dominated by Nestlé and General Foods.

Japanese Coffee consumption

Japan is by far the largest coffee market in Asia, with a consumption of 7.1 million bags in 2012.

Japanese consume 3.4 kg of coffee per year, behind Brunei Darussalam which consumes 4.3 kg and is relatively stable since 2000.

The canned coffee

UCC Ueshima Coffee launched the first latte canned in 1969.

Canned coffee is ubiquitous in Japan, with a large number of competitors and offering various types of products. Japanese canned coffee is already brewed and ready to drink. It is available in supermarkets, grocers and distributors of beverages.

A large number of boxes sold in vending machines that offer heated in autumn and winter boxes, boxes and fresh hot months.

Japanese coffees brands




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