56 min

Creating an anchor for the community in Japan with Kim Harase from iki Espresso Jandals in Japan

    • Entrepreneurship

Selling New Zealand in Japan might not necessarily be a stand-alone product, it could also be combined with an atmosphere or a Kiwi style sense of community. We had such a great first “Jandals in iki”meet up recently and now we are thrilled to bring you Kim Harase, co-owner and co-creator of iki Espresso. Iki Espresso are coffee and cafe specialists with many years of experience in both New Zealand and now Japan, too. If you are wondering how you can bring your slice of Aotearoa to Japan, then this episode will inspire you!
If you’d like to join the event at iki Eatery and Roastery, scheduled for September 28th, 2022 please be sure to RSVP to Kim at her email address below.
https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/n5v7b0 (Subscribe to our list) so you never miss an episode of Jandals in Japan
If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Head over to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jandals-in-japan/id1612222516 (Apple Podcasts) to leave a review and we’d love it if you would come and say hi (or Kia Ora or Konnichi Wa!) over on https://www.instagram.com/jandalsinjapan/ (@jandalsinjapan) on Instagram.
In this episode you’ll hear:
How Kim and Teru built up their expertise in the cafe industry in New Zealand
How they went about finding their cafe premises and created iki, in an up and coming neighbourhood in Tokyo.
What it takes to make a great New Zealand cafe in Japan
Some of the surprisingly easy things you didn’t know about regulations in Tokyo when starting a new business
Opportunities to work with iki or to collaborate



About iki Espresso
We are:
Coffee roasters and café specialists
Crafters of unique character spaces
Creators of welcoming environments
Locals, connecting locals
Passionate about great coffee and food


We do:
Wholesale and retail coffee
Cafe management support
Events and space hire
Catering and pop up dinners
Coffee classes and barista training


Connect with Kim and Teru
Website: https://www.iki-espresso.com/ (https://www.iki-espresso.com/)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iki_espresso/ (https://www.instagram.com/iki_espresso/)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ikiESPRESSOTOKYO (https://www.facebook.com/ikiESPRESSOTOKYO)
Email: kimharase@gmail.com


Links
Online store, listen to the episode for the code! https://shop.iki-espresso.com/ (https://shop.iki-espresso.com/)


Connect with Jayne and Catherine
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/company/jandals-in-japan-podcast/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/jandals-in-japan-podcast/)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jandalsinjapan/ (https://www.instagram.com/jandalsinjapan/)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jandalsinjapan (https://www.facebook.com/jandalsinjapan)
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwdbd0QSHSLlOSPcpceHOcA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwdbd0QSHSLlOSPcpceHOcA)

Selling New Zealand in Japan might not necessarily be a stand-alone product, it could also be combined with an atmosphere or a Kiwi style sense of community. We had such a great first “Jandals in iki”meet up recently and now we are thrilled to bring you Kim Harase, co-owner and co-creator of iki Espresso. Iki Espresso are coffee and cafe specialists with many years of experience in both New Zealand and now Japan, too. If you are wondering how you can bring your slice of Aotearoa to Japan, then this episode will inspire you!
If you’d like to join the event at iki Eatery and Roastery, scheduled for September 28th, 2022 please be sure to RSVP to Kim at her email address below.
https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/n5v7b0 (Subscribe to our list) so you never miss an episode of Jandals in Japan
If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Head over to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jandals-in-japan/id1612222516 (Apple Podcasts) to leave a review and we’d love it if you would come and say hi (or Kia Ora or Konnichi Wa!) over on https://www.instagram.com/jandalsinjapan/ (@jandalsinjapan) on Instagram.
In this episode you’ll hear:
How Kim and Teru built up their expertise in the cafe industry in New Zealand
How they went about finding their cafe premises and created iki, in an up and coming neighbourhood in Tokyo.
What it takes to make a great New Zealand cafe in Japan
Some of the surprisingly easy things you didn’t know about regulations in Tokyo when starting a new business
Opportunities to work with iki or to collaborate



About iki Espresso
We are:
Coffee roasters and café specialists
Crafters of unique character spaces
Creators of welcoming environments
Locals, connecting locals
Passionate about great coffee and food


We do:
Wholesale and retail coffee
Cafe management support
Events and space hire
Catering and pop up dinners
Coffee classes and barista training


Connect with Kim and Teru
Website: https://www.iki-espresso.com/ (https://www.iki-espresso.com/)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iki_espresso/ (https://www.instagram.com/iki_espresso/)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ikiESPRESSOTOKYO (https://www.facebook.com/ikiESPRESSOTOKYO)
Email: kimharase@gmail.com


Links
Online store, listen to the episode for the code! https://shop.iki-espresso.com/ (https://shop.iki-espresso.com/)


Connect with Jayne and Catherine
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/company/jandals-in-japan-podcast/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/jandals-in-japan-podcast/)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jandalsinjapan/ (https://www.instagram.com/jandalsinjapan/)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jandalsinjapan (https://www.facebook.com/jandalsinjapan)
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwdbd0QSHSLlOSPcpceHOcA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwdbd0QSHSLlOSPcpceHOcA)

56 min