Episode#1 Roasters in Bolivia now. Visiting from September 7-14, 2022 Episode#1 Roasters in Bolivia now. Visiting from September 7-14, 2022 Episode#1 Roasters in Bolivia now. Visiting from September 7-14, 2022 Episode#1 Roasters in Bolivia now. Visiting from September 7-14, 2022

TYPICA Lab

Documentary films that follow Japanese roasters as
they set off on tours to meet producers worldwide.

37 Roasters from Japan, each with a different background, visit coffee producers around the world.
Their ideas are deepened, philosophies reshaped, as they make new discoveries on their trips.
A dialogue documentary is to be released after roasters return home to follow them in their further pursuit of coffee.

Documentary
Coming Soon

A dialogue documentary film is to be released.

Follow Their Journey

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12日間に及んだボリビアの旅を終え
少し前に無事帰国しています。
今回様々な発見や出会いがありました。
その素晴らしさやポテンシャルに
これからの伸びしろを感じ
まだまだ可能性がある事を実感しました。
今回出会った農家さんのコーヒーなどは
今後少しづつ紹介して行ければと思っています。
楽しみにしていて下さい。
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#ナガサワコーヒー  
#bolivia
#typica_lab

Episode #1

Bolivia

end of stay

Staying from September 7 to 14, 2022

Find out what they feel about the producers and the project.

Read their narratives

Curators

Agricafe

One of the top coffee producers in Bolivia that has won the trust of world-famous roasters. Founded in 1986 by Don Pedro, the family business runs coffee farms and processing stations. Pedro’s unwavering philosophy is carried on by the next generation.

Nayra Qata

A dry mil located near La Paz. Founder Juan Boyan Guarachi has an ambition to shine a light on small-holder farmers in Bolivia and spread their coffee to the world. The name “Nayra Qata” is Aymara, the language spoken in South America. It means “to become first.”

Episode #2

Tanzania
Kenya

Coming Soon

Tanzania/Kenya tour starts
October 26th till November 1st, ‘22

Find out what they feel about the producers and the projects.

Read their narratives

Curators

Rockbern

Peter Muchiri of Rockbern is a revolutionary game changer in Kenya. Carrying on the spirit of his grandfather, who was a coffee producer, Peter is revolutionizing Kenya’s systemized coffee industry to enable direct trade.

Kenyacof

An affiliate of multinational Sucafina Group, Kenyacof has worked to enhance coffee farmers’ productivity by harnessing technology for soil analysis and other activities in Kenya, a country that’s seen a decrease in coffee production areas due to urbanization. The company is running its own dry mills, allowing farmers to commercialize micro-lots.

Acacia Hills

Acacia Hills is one of the top coffee producers in Tanzania. The company runs coffee farms in Mount Oldeani, overlooking Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage site. Acacia Hills co-hosts auctions with ACE, earning the praises of roasters across the world.

Episode #3

Ethiopia

Coming Soon

Tour to start in December 2022

Find out what they feel about the producers and the project.

Read their narratives

Curators

Wete Ambela Coffee

An Ethiopian-based start-up. Founder Mekuria Mergia was once a shrewd coffee cherry supplier. But after the government eased restrictions, he decided to become an independent coffee producer together with Elias.

Moplaco

Founded in 1971, Moplaco is one of the oldest exporters in Ethiopia. Headed by Heleanna Georgalis, the company runs washing stations in Yirgacheffe and Sidamo and farms in the western region of Sheka.

Episode #4

El Salvador
Guatemala

Coming Soon

Tour to start in March 2023.

Participating roasters

Find out what they feel about the producers and the project.

Read their narratives

Curators

CaféNor

CaféNor is a dry mill near Santa Ana in El Salvador. The company took its roots in this region four generations ago in the 19th century. CaféNor is a product of local farmers and the leadership of Alejandro, who is involved in coffee production.

Primavera Coffee

A specialty coffee exporter founded in 2013, Primavera Coffee has built a network of small-scale farmers mainly in Huehuetenango and Fraijanes, both coffee-producing regions with high potentials, spreading Guatemalan coffee’s appeal around the world.