TRUNK COFFEE BAR
In 2010, he started his career as the first Japanese barista in Northern Europe Denmark, which was said to be the cutting edge of coffee at that time. In 2014, he established trunk coffee in Nagoya. Currently, it has 3 coffee shops in Japan and 2 coffee shops in China. With the theme of "free coffee", we are creating new things and new value in the industry.
He travels around the world all year round, participates in events, and spends his days involved in the promotion and development of manufacturers.
In the coffee industry, it is called a unique barista.
As a brand partner of ORIGAMI since 2014, he has been involved in product development since the brand was born.http://www.trunkcoffee.com/
This time, we interviewed Mr. Yasuo Suzuki, the owner/barista of TRUNK COFFEE who co-developed this flavor cup, in order to know the development background and his commitment, as well as to reveal the mechanism of the taste changes.
When the ORIGAMI brand was born, there were almost no Japan-made espresso cups, and the finish of cups sold in the global market seemed to be still rougher than they are now. However, the situation around coffee has changed in the last few years. Drip coffee has become more and more popular all over the world. At the same time, people gradually became enjoying the difference in taste depending on the producing area and variety such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Brazil, and so on. Nowadays, some even say that the way of enjoying coffee is similar to that of wine.
As to wine glass, it is now natural to link fragrance and taste with the glass shape, but coffee cups haven't had that kind of idea. Speaking of wine, RIEDEL* changed the concept of wine glasses. Until then, everyone was drinking wine in ordinary glasses. In the world of coffee, I thought that ORIGAMI should lead the world in proposing the value of new cups, so this flavor cup was born.
*RIEDEL is an Austrian wine glass maker. Focusing on the fact that the fragrance and taste change depending on the glass shape, they developed the world's first glass with a shape that matches each grape variety.