Did you know that Japan is one of the largest consumers of coffee in the world? You’ll see why once you stroll down the streets of cities like Tokyo. It is said that there are more than 7 million cafe-style restaurants in the country. In line with this, an event called the “Tokyo Cafe Show” is held every year where people interested in coffee come together and mingle. Check it out!
The coffee culture in Japan is rapidly changing, and the popularity of coffee shops in the country is unsurprising, as they serve as a commonplace for business meetings, dates, and meeting with friends. More and more people prefer going to coffee shops over having coffee at home, and has become a new lifestyle.
Another reason for the popularity of coffee in Japan is the country’s population dynamics. Most people have already stepped into the super-aged society where they have time and money to spend in cafes.
The expansion of the coffee industry in Japan has triggered the formation of events such as the Tokyo Cafe Show. This event is a trade show of ingredients, equipment, and services for coffee businesses and shops.
The Tokyo Cafe Show was first held in 2016 and has since been conducted on a yearly basis. This 2018, the event will be held on June 13, 14, and 15, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at Tokyo Big Sight.
The numbers have increased from 258 exhibitors and 28,611 visitors in 2016 to 344 exhibitors and 32,973 visitors in 2017. As for Tokyo Cafe Show 2018, 400 exhibitors and 35,000 visitors are expected.
The admission fee for the event is 3,000 yen, but you can pre-register here in order to get free admission. If you’d like to have an appointment with a certain company during the show, you may also do so.
Tokyo Cafe Show 2018 is a great opportunity for everyone who is into coffee. It is also a chance for people who are keen on opening a cafe to check out what exhibitors can offer. This event is definitely an interesting one so check it out in June 2018!