Founded in 2013 by Kenneth Shoji, who grew up in Kyoto, the % Arabica coffee shop has been growing ever since. There are now three % Arabica shops in Kyoto as well as others in Hong Kong, Kuwait, Dubai and Dublin. Using only high-end Slayer espresso machines, along with Tornado King roasters, % Arabica even has its own coffee farm in Hawaii.
Head barista Junichi Yamaguchi won first prize at the Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship in Tokyo in 2015, in the neighbourhood of some of Japan’s most prestigious coffee houses, and his unique foam designs coincide with his winnings. Furthermore, customers can pick their beans from over two dozen varieties which will then be roasted on the spot. It won't get much better than % Arabica.
- 8:00am – 6:00pm, daily
- (+81) 75-746-3669
- 87-5 Hoshinocho Higashiyama District, Kyoto 605-0853
- Near the Gion-Shijo Station