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Australia’s Single O marks ten years in Japan with new roastery and café

The Tokyo site will quadruple Single O’s coffee roasting capacity to meet growing wholesale demand and will also offer quality control and training facilities

The Ryogoku Roastworks roastery-café | Photo credit: Koji Shimamura / Single O


Sydney-based specialty coffee group Single O is marking a decade of operations in Japan with a new roastery-café in Tokyo. 

In a press release, Single O said the Ryogoku Roastworks site was launched in response to increased wholesale demand in the country, with the new roastery expected to quadruple the coffee roaster’s current production capacity. 

The new roastery will replace Single O’s existing roastery in Hamacho and also offers on-site quality control and training for wholesale partners.  

The Australian coffee roaster said the move highlights its commitment to ‘fostering talent’ and ‘enhancing specialty coffee culture’ in Japan. 

The on-site café will serve Single O’s single origin Reservoir blend and a rotating selection of single origin batch brews from self-serve coffee-on-tap counter.  

“We hit the ground running in Japan a decade ago, and the response we’ve had since then has honestly blown us away – we’re now roasting for 130 wholesale partners across Japan. Moving the roastery into a bigger and better space is really an opportunity to double down in support of those partners and grow our offering,” said Dion Cohen, co-founder, Single O. 

Single O opened its first store in the Surrey Hills suburb of Sydney in 2003 and currently operates three sites across Australia. The coffee roaster opened a roastery in Hamacho, Tokyo, in 2014 and a coffee shop in the same neighbourhood in 2021.  

Following the launch of its Ryogoku Roastworks outlet, Single O will open a new coffee bar concept in Tokyo’s Shibuya district in July 2024. 

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