Staff Information

Yuya Iwasaki

Quality Control

In 2015, I moved from a different industry to the coffee world.
After obtaining the international coffee connoisseur "Q Grader

I have been a member of the Cup Of Excellence international jury.

In 2018, the country's most prestigious competition for roasting techniques, the
Second place at the Japan Coffee Roasting Championship 2018.

Then placed 5th in Asia at the International Roasters Cup international competition held in Taiwan.
In 2019, he won the JAC Roast Competition 2019.

I am in charge of quality control at TAKAMURA COFFEE ROASTERS.



When I was a student, I was working at a certain coffee chain, and one of the regular customers at the coffee shop was our representative, which led me to work at Takamura.

It's been almost six years since then.

I love the moment when people who are not familiar with coffee can feel the profound appeal of specialty coffee.

I am always thinking about the coffee that enriches the moments you enjoy, away from your own hands.

I face coffee every day.

Please spend a wonderful time with Takamura's coffee.



2018 Japan AeropressChampionship finalist.

Coffee is a wonderful and mysterious drink that brings people together. I am fascinated by it and joined Takamura.

My favorite drinks are sake and coffee, and my hobbies are pure coffee shops and vinyl records.

Please feel free to talk to me if you see me at the store!



Originally, I was not a coffee drinker, but I was shocked by the light roasted coffee and jumped into this world.

My favorite bean is Panama Esmeralda Geisha Washed.

My hobbies are hip-hop dancing and collecting coffee equipment.

If you have any questions about equipment or beans, please feel free to ask me at the store.



Born in Japan and raised in Thailand.

I love to go abroad.

I love colorful things, good smells, delicious food, never-before-seen scenery, passionate sounds, photography, music, coffee, pictures, and jokes.

I will be very happy if you feel free to talk to me!



Born and raised in Osaka, I love good food, Japanese rock and pop music from the 2000s, and idols like Morning Musume, and I often go to live concerts on my days off!

Takamura is new to the coffee industry and is still learning.

I would like to help people who are new to the coffee to enjoy choosing and drinking coffee without thinking too hard!

I will do my best to make coffee that you will find delicious, so if you see me at the store, let's talk!



Hi, I'm Ryo Kihara.

When I was a student, I worked at a cafe in Canada where I studied abroad.

From there, my passion for coffee gradually grew stronger, and after graduating from university, I went to Australia to study coffee.

After returning to Japan and working at various cafes in Japan, I joined TAKAMURA COFFEE ROASTERS.

I am able to work in an environment where all the staff members are pursuing delicious coffee every day, and I am fulfilled with what I learn every day.

I would like to continue to work hard in the future.