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Enjoy Your Coffee

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Top quality Specialty Coffee roasted weekly or on order just for you.

We Are Open!!

Our summer hours during this covid time are:

 

Monday ~ Friday 2pm ~ 5pm

We are passionate about our coffee. As a coffee shop, our specialty is coffee. As a coffee roaster, we are passionate about selecting and crafting the finest coffees available. We hope that you, and more and more of you will come in to enjoy and to savor the flavors of the coffee served at Jlodge. 

But actually, for us, the main point is not the coffee. Our customers are the point. Knowing you and sharing your life through the timeless ways of conversation are the point. 

To honor the Japanese value of excellence as an art form, to honor you through our striving to be the best and to honor our Creator, God who empowers us with life, love and grace.

We seek to give expression to the three values of Beauty, Truth and Meaning. 

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Yuka and I were married 19 years ago in Tokyo. We went back to the US and lived there for the first 10 years of our marriage and have been living in Japan for the last 9 years. 

We came to Japan out of our love for God and our love for the Japanese people. We had no idea that we would end up at Jlodge. But it fits us perfectly! Our love for coffee and our love for people have blended together into a coffee shop that is a refuge of peace and a place where everyone is welcomed.

Camping and wilderness backpacking have been our favorite hobbies for many, many years. Drinking coffee in the morning with mountains rising up all around is a beautiful and inspiring time.

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We purchase beans from all over the coffee belt. Our coffee comes from Latin America, Asia, Africa and sometimes the Middle East. 

Specialty coffee comes from all these regions and we look for the best quality beans with the most interesting flavors.

We stock beans from Columbia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Rwanda, Ethiopia and more. We strive to always offer coffee that has rated a cupping score of 87 or higher. 

Jlodge is considered to be a micro, artisan-roaster We are proud to be part of the Scott Rao school of roasting. In this way I am able to continually develop and improve in the craft of roasting. 

I hope you can come in to enjoy our coffee OR, you can order it to be delivered to your doorstep!

coffee growing regions
of the world

Coffee grows in the region of the world called the equatorial zone. Because all the world’s coffee grows in this area it is also sometimes called the Coffee Belt. Coffee grows well there because it is hot and humid all year round.

You can order your coffee from many countries and go on an around the world tasting journey!

Coffee Roasting

We use only specialty grade coffee beans that have been carefully selected from coffee grown all around the world.

私達は世界中から厳選されたスペシャルティグレードのコーヒーのみを使用しています


We always seek to roast beans from different places in ways that will highlight the unique and special flavors of those beans.

その豆が持つユニークさや独自の味わいを引き出すために、様々な方法で焙煎することを心がけています。


Our desire is to honor the men and women who have worked hard to grow and process the beans. This is also how we can honor you, our friends who come to drink with us. And, through this work of our hands, we can honor God who has created this wonderful drink.

私達の願いは、その豆を一生懸命育ててくださっている方々を褒め称えることです。それはこの店に来て下さる方々へも同じです。そうすることによって、私達を用いて働いてくださっている神様を褒め称えるができるのです。


We still have a lot to learn. But as we learn we are striving to be among the best coffee shops in the greater Kanto area. We hope you will join us in our journey into excellence!

私達はまだ修行中ですが、関東エリアでベストなコーヒーショップだと言われるよう、努力しています。どうぞお越しください。

Brewing matters

Coffee is a seed. It grows inside what is often called a coffee cherry. To extract the flavors that were brought out in the roasting process you need to get four things right:

  • Volume (amount of coffee)
  • Grind size
  • Temperature of the water
  • Time
These things are subject to the taste of whomever is drinking the coffee. But there are guidelines that were developed by the Specialty Coffee Association. Without going into details, here at Jlodge we brew our coffee within the recommended ratio of 55g of coffee/liter.
 
Grind size should be medium. Not too big and not too small. Larger size will yield weaker coffee. You might want to play around with this to get the grind size that best suits your taste.  Try to finish up the pour at about 2min 30sec. If your pour seems to take too long, try a courser grind  and if it seem too fast, try going a little finer with your grind size.      

Temperature is also really important. Too hot will extract more bitter flavors. Water too cool will fail to extract the full range of flavors. We start with  filtered water that is held at a temperature of 98 degrees Celsius. We pre-heat everything in order to hold the temperature as steady as we can.
 

Pour the water slowly and let the grounds soak up the water in a pre-wetting phase. Then pour in a gentle, controlled way until you reach the volume of water that you are aiming for.

Finally, the most important step is to sit back and enjoy your great cup of coffee! 

Jlodge is A Communication Cafe!!

Select your beans!

price is per 100g

Our bean collection

To order your beans, please copy the kind of beans you would like purchase from the above list. Then paste your selection(s) into the email form below. 

    3. Please choose which is best for you!

    Whole BeansGround Coffee

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