15 Oct '15, 3pm

Meet The 2015 Japanese Coffee Champions - Sprudge

The Cup Tasters Championship was won by Coffee Rankan ’s Terukiyo Tahara, who not only scored two perfect scores to take the title, but also did so with an incredible time of two minutes in the final. Having placed third in the 2011 World Cup Tasters Championship and hungry for a second chance at the title, Tahara’s victory shouts echoed out of the stands and melted to tears as he latched on tight to the MC, where a long and touching, if slightly awkward hug ensued. Tahara admitted to considering retirement, saying he would have retired if he hadn’t won. But with a round-trip ticket secured to the World Championship in Sweden, Tahara hopes to prove the efficacy of Japanese cupping methods.

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