|Doutor Coffee Co., Ltd.|
|Traded as||TYO: 9952|
Retail coffee and tea
|Founder||Toriba Hiromichi (鳥羽博道)|
|Headquarters||Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan|
|Japan, South Korea, Taiwan|
|Toriba Yutaka (鳥羽豊)|
|Products||Whole bean coffee
Doutor Coffee opened the first European styled café in Harajuku, Japan on 18 April 1980. The size of the small shop was only 9 square meters. Despite the small size and local competition, the Doutor Coffee shop succeeded and has expanded to the company that it is now.
Roasting coffee using hot air is a commonly used method by most roasting plants, but it takes away the original flavor of the coffee. Doutor Coffee explored other ways to roast the coffee, but in a more effective way that retains the flavor in the coffee. Doutor Coffee utilizes the flame roasting approach which is laborious and time-extensive, but it allows richly flavored coffee beans. Since flame roasting is used more for small shops due to the fact that it can only roast 5 kg to 20 kg of beans at a time, Doutor Coffee is trying to create an industrialized flame roasting technique.
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