Take a Coffee Journey to Japan with Ueshima Coffee Company

By Emily Dalton

Japanese coffee culture, as Ueshima Coffee Company (UCC) is now one of the fastest growing coffee brands in the UK. (Photo: Ueshima Coffee Company)
Japanese coffee culture, as Ueshima Coffee Company (UCC) is now one of the fastest growing coffee brands in the UK. (Photo: Ueshima Coffee Company)

When you think about coffee culture, Seattle, Rome, or Paris might spring to mind. But making waves throughout the UK is Japanese coffee culture, as Ueshima Coffee Company (UCC) is now one of the fastest growing coffee brands in the UK. The nearest store is in Westfields, West London.

The Ueshima Coffee Company focus has always centred on innovation and coffee science, striving for coffee quality, consistently.

Japanese coffee culture is making waves throughout the UK. (Photo: Ueshima Coffee Company)

It began in 1933 when a young man established a western food store in Kobe, Japan. Tadao Ueshima's passion for all things Western soon led him to discover coffee and such was his passion for this rich, aromatic 'mysterious beverage' that he dedicated his life to making coffee popular across Japan; leading him to be known as the 'Father of Coffee' in his homeland.

Japan has been at the forefront of coffee innovations like pour-over, siphons and flannel dripped coffee – long before they were popular in the Western world. Baristas at traditional Japanese coffee shops – Kissatens – pride themselves on attention to detail, from carefully measuring coffee grounds to controlling water temperature for the perfect extraction process.

All of Ueshima's core coffee blends are all sourced sustainably from Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade or NKG Bloom initiatives. The company is committed to zero waste and have updated its packaging – to make doing the right thing, the easy thing.

All its coffee beans and ground packaging are now being phased into in a mono PP material (mono poly propylene). The flexible plastic not only keeps coffee fresher for longer, it's also 100% recyclable. just need to drop it off at a flexible plastic collection point – available at most large supermarkets across the UK.

The nearest Ueshima Coffee Company store is in Westfields. (Photo: Ueshima Coffee Company)

COFFEE BUNDLES

Perfect the craft of coffee at home with Ueshima's brew bundles containing essential equipment and your choice of Ueshima coffee, to upgrade coffee making skills and bring barista style brilliance to the kitchen.

Master Bundles contain everything needed to brew perfect Ueshima coffee at home: a Hario Bloom Skerton Plus ceramic grinder, a Kinto ceramic V60 two-cup brewer with 60 paper filters and 300ml glass jug, plus a 250g pack of beans. The V60 has become a 'go to' dripper design for leading baristas in many of the world's most popular pour-over coffee shops.

Embark on a flavour adventure with Ueshima's Taster Bundles, designed to give you a glimpse of our core range. Indulge in a trio of unique blends: Tokyo Roast, House Blend, and Fuji Mountain - the only decision left to ponder is whether to opt for the convenience of Ground Coffee or the authenticity of Coffee Beans.

COFFEE SUBSCRIPTION

Bring the heart of Japanese coffee culture directly to your loved one's doorstep by signing them up to the ultimate coffee subscription. Explore and combine from Ueshima's three core blends: each boasting a uniquely smooth, bold flavour profile with low acidity, reminiscent of the coffee cherished in coffee houses and homes throughout Japan.

Discover flexibility like never before - tweak formats and adjust frequency to match your preferences. Select your desired coffee and delivery frequency with absolute ease. Plus, no hidden clauses; feel free to skip, pause, or cancel your subscription at any time.

Buy the beans online or in store, and ground them to suit your coffee preference. (Photo: Ueshima Coffee Company)

DISTINCT BLENDS

Custodians of the history of Japanese coffee, Ueshima coffee is driven by three founding principles: craftsmanship, innovation, and sustainability, dedicating itself to coffee perfection for over nine decades and it shines through in their distinct blends, including three new speciality coffees launched this August and a Fairtrade decaf, for coffee enthusiasts who seek the unparalleled taste of Ueshima without the caffeine. Each is beautifully packaged with subtle nods to its deep heritage.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Shoppers can purchase the range of Ueshima coffee at Sainsbury's, Waitrose & Partners, Ocado, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Booths or directly at www.ueshimacoffeecompany.com.

  • House Blend - available in coffee beans, ground coffee, coffee bags and Nespresso® compatible aluminium capsules.
  • Tokyo Roast - available in coffee beans, ground coffee, coffee bags and Nespresso® compatible aluminium capsules.
  • Fuji Mountain - available in coffee beans, ground coffee, coffee bags and Nespresso® compatible aluminium capsules.
  • Decaf – available in coffee beans
  • Takumi Blend – available in coffee beans
  • Mexico – available in coffee beans
  • Kenya – available in coffee beans

Each blend is available in a range of formats including:

  • 250g and 500g beans (priced at £4.50 and £8.50, respectively)
  • 200g speciality beans (priced at £8)
  • 250g ground coffee (priced at £4.50)
  • Packs of 10 Nespresso® compatible aluminium capsules (priced at £3.50)
  • Packs of 10 individually wrapped freshly ground coffee bags (priced at £3.50)

UCC Group, based in Kobe, Japan, is the fifth largest independent coffee company and roaster in the world, with a €2.58bn annual sales revenue. It remains an independent, family-owned company with the same founding principles.

     

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