July 24, 2021 open
In the fall of 2020, Tsukasa Inada, who had been brewing coffee at events and at cafes of his acquaintances on his days off while working at his company, decided to open his own store. Mr. Sanshiro Yamazaki of Cafe Madlag, who has been active in the "Kyoto Coffee Shop Cultural Heritage" project, asked him if he was interested in taking over the space of Coffee Jin, which had been in operation for 48 years. The idea came from Mr. Sanshiro Yamazaki, who has been active in the "Kyoto Coffee House Cultural Heritage" movement.
I used to go to [Coffee Jin] at least once a month because it was close to where I lived. I thought it was a nice place where the regulars, grandparents, and neighbors could relax and spend time, and I was not sure if I wanted to continue my life as a salaried worker, so I thought this was a good opportunity, and I gave it my hand.
Inada-san brews his Inada Coffee Blend, watched over by speakers made in 1978, using coffee beans imported from Ishikawa Prefecture. A heavy cup of deep-roasted Guatemala, medium-deep roasted Mandarin, and other blends is served from 9:00 am.
We have people who come here every day, and it makes me happy to think that it is becoming someone's favorite place," he says. Lighthearted morning conversations are possible because it is not a place for family or friends. Perhaps this is the coffee shop culture that should be preserved.