% Arabica

Japanese Barista - World Latte Art Champion

Biography

In 2014, latte art champion Junichi Yamaguchi met Kenneth Shoji, coffee connoisseur and owner of a plantation in Hawaii (Kona). Together they opened their first location, %Arabica, in the Gion district of Kyoto, the traditional home of the Geishas. Driven by their shared passion and high standards, the two men have become coffee pioneers in traditionally tea-drinking countries. Today, their brand has established itself as a highly respected international name behind speciality coffee bars. This unique concept store already has 22 outlets around the world.