COFFEE IS OUR WAY OF LIFE

GREATNESS STARTS FROM
THE SOURCE

OUR COFFEE ESTATES

UCC directly manages two coffee estates in Jamaica and Hawaii. From the careful planting of each sapling to the harvest of the final beans, we deploy the latest technologies to develop the finest quality of coffee beans.

FROM A THOUSAND STEPS AND BEYOND

OUR COFFEE JOURNEY

The quality of coffee is defined by its beans and the rigorous process of ensuring a uniform standard with each batch. To deliver only the best, we’ve devised a thorough quality control system that spans from procurement of ingredients to shipment and brewing.

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OUR COFFEE JOURNEY

01

GROWING

Our coffee is grown responsibly by plantations that comply with the farming standards of The Rainforest Alliance. We go the distance to protect the well-being of our ecosystems so that we can continue to produce coffee with sustainability in mind.

02

HARVESTING

Stringent quality checks are implemented throughout the production process. They ensure that only the best and most sustainably grown green coffee beans are exported to Japan based on our very own ‘UCC quality’ standards. This mark of assurance is known as the strictest local inspection, maintaining original quality standards such as screen size, number of defects, and cup standard.

Once in Japan, the beans are subjected to another round of strict quality inspection by a coffee appraiser (Classificador). Only the high-quality green beans that pass the inspection can be imported to factories nationwide.

03

Roasting

Roasted coffee beans reveal their full flavour and aromatic potential. UCC employs a unique Aroma Freezing Manufacturing Method (Patent No. 3617906), where freshly roasted beans are immediately frozen at a temperature of -2°C to lock in the aroma. These beans will then go through a standalone roasting process in smaller batches, individually roasted before the final blend to maximise its characteristics from each production area.

04

Grinding

This magical stage turns each small-batch of roasted coffee beans into grounds. Precision is paramount here as the grind consistency makes a big difference to the taste. That’s why we’re always in awe of the expertise, intuition and experience of our master-grinders, who have honed the skills of the perfect grind every time.

05

Brewing

Crafting quality coffee is never a coincidence. From cherry to cup, the best choices have to be made across every step of the journey to ensure perfection. To unlock the true potential of your coffee in this final step, UCC uses leading proprietary brewing methods to enhance the particular characteristics for that perfect cup of coffee.

CHAMPIONING THE
CRAFT OF COFFEE

OUR BARISTA COMMUNITY

At the core of UCC Coffee is a consummate team of experts and leading baristas with a sterling reputation in the community. Our success is shared by their continuous passion and motivation to deliver the finest in the world of coffee crafting.

OUR UCC CHAMPIONS

UCC continues to train consummate professionals who deliver to the world our brand of enthusiasm and service.

KOREA

2017 World Brewers Cup Korea National Champion

Han Gyeo Re

THAILAND

Thailand National Latte Art Champion 2019-2020

Nutthinee Jearanan

JAPAN

2018 Japan Brewers Cup Champion

Chikako Nakai

TAIWAN

World Siphonist Championship, 2017

Yang Yi Shan

HONG KONG

2018 Hong Kong Siphonist Championship - 1st Runner Up

Elaine Wong

PHILIPPINES

2019 Philippines National Latte Art Championships - Champion

Joe Marie Lichangco

TAIWAN

2019 Taiwan Brewers Cup Champion 2019 World Brewers Cup 5th place

Hsu, Shih-Yuan

TAIWAN

2019 Taiwan Hand Drip Coffee Championship - Champion 2020 Taiwan Latte Art Championship - Champion

Lin, Shao-Sing

SPREADING THE
LOVE OF COFFEE

OUR COFFEE CULTURE

UCC Coffee is more than just a beverage. It represents the flow of life, zest and excitement. Our passion drives us to spread the coffee culture in a myriad of ways, and consistently contribute to its ongoing innovation. We pledge to continue creating outstanding coffee experiences that will bring smiles to coffee-lovers worldwide.

UCC Coffee Academy

Our commitment to coffee excellence is delivered by our talented team of experts through training programmes at our Coffee Academies across the region. Today, we’ve expanded to 3 campuses to meet the exceeding demands and interests to study the art of coffee-making.

> TOKYO > KOBE > PHILIPPINES

UCC Coffee Museum

Coffee enthusiasts and students can learn all about the art and heritage of coffee. From its origins to cultivation methods and its booming culture, visitors have full access to all the tools of the trade, devices, documentary records and a gallery of prized artefacts.

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UCC Coffee Recipe

Delightfully creative recipes, curated for the complete appreciation of coffee.

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