Satori Kato was a Japanese chemist. Kato was initially thought to be the inventor of the first soluble instant coffee whilst working in Chicago, after filing a patent in 1901 and exhibiting the product at the Pan-American Exposition until it was rediscovered that David Strang of Invercargill, New Zealand had invented the product two years earlier. The New Zealand newspaper, Southland Times, reported on the Stang's patent in 1889.
- Kato Coffee Company (1901). "Kato souvenir : Pan-American Exposition". Retrieved 20 December 2013.
- US patent 735777, Satori Kato, "Coffee Concentrate and Process of Making Same", issued 1903-08-11, assigned to Kato Coffee Company
- Jones, Bridget (16 December 2012). "Instant coffee invented down south". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 20 December 2013.