Overview

Fundamental Concepts

The Specialty Coffee Association of Japan (SCAJ) raises awareness and deepens understanding of Specialty Coffee among Japanese consumers and coffee growers around the world. We seek to spread and publicize systematic knowledge of and practices in coffee processes from cultivation to the cup and to expand coffee consumption. Our fundamental concepts embrace the application of these efforts to the further development of the coffee culture of Japan, our contributions to the global Specialty Coffee movement and the improvement of the natural environment and standards of living in the coffee-producing countries.

Address

Specialty Coffee Association of Japan
Daiwa Onarimon Bldg. 6-1-11 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8577 JAPAN
Tel. +81-3-5400-5506 Fax. +81-3-5400-5613

History

1987 The Gourmet Coffee Association of Japan was founded in order to spread the enjoyment and awareness of delicious coffee.
1999 The association changed its name to the Specialty Coffee Association of Japan on the occasion of the holding of the World Specialty Coffee Conference and Exhibition in Japan.
2003 The Specialty Coffee Association of Japan was newly founded as a group with greater openness in Japan and towards abroad.