Project Description

Koji Ida
Rokumei Coffee Co.

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I’m CEO and head roaster of Rokumei Coffee Co. The shop is located in Nara, Japan.
My coffee roasting career started in 2010.
I’m a judge in the Japan Barista Championship and Japan Brewers Cup.

Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:

2013 Japan Coffee Roasting Championship – 6th Place
2016 Japan Coffee Roasting Championship – 3rd Place
2018 Japan Coffee Roasting Championship – 1st Place

What are you excited to do while you are in Taipei?:

I’m looking forward to enjoying some delicious Taiwanese cuisine.

Which coffee-producing country most interests or excites you?:

El Salvador.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

In the area of coffee production.

Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the competition?:

I am grateful to my wife and parents, to everyone in the company and in the coffee community.