Sydney coffee roasters, Single O have launched a new café in Japan’s Hamacho district.

The concept was created entirely over zoom, with the goal to build a specialty café with an innovative free-pour coffee system.

“Our six-tap bar is something we’re particularly excited about,” says Single O General Manager Mike Brabant.

“We debuted the world’s first four-tap system in our Surry Hills café and are stepping things up a notch for our Tokyo base.”

Mamiko and Yu Yamamoto (Brewers Cup winner) are running the venue and working alongside Ken Takakura, who is also a highly regarded barista.

The café has opened with five specialty brews including Colombian microlots and the award-winning Cup of Excellence from Peru and will also have a rotating international guest roaster.

The brand’s signature Reservoir blend is also on offer along with a range of single origins selected for espresso and long blacks.

Yu Sasaki is running the kitchen after time at The French Laundry in the US and Sydney’s Marque.

Breakfast items feature Australian staples such as banana bread with espresso butter, jaffles and freshly baked pies.

“Japan is a place we have had a connection to for many years, and we couldn’t be more excited to debut our first international café in Hamacho,” adds Brabant.

“With our much-loved roaster and tasting bar in neighbouring Ryogoku for the past six years, supplying a host of local business and more recently serving athletes within the Tokyo Olympic Village, this feels like a natural step.”

Single O’s Hamacho location is now open seven days a week.

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