Kazuhiro Adachi was born as the eldest son of a teashop. After graduating from high school in 1980, he started his career in manufacturing and sales of the Japanese traditional Mizuhiki knot. In 1999, he built a hut to roast coffee beans in his garden, and embarked on coffee roasting business. Kazuhiro later participated in a group of buyers of green coffee beans where be studied specialty coffee, and even travelled to production areas to purchase them as a micro-roaster. He also served as an international judge for Cup of Excellence. As a pioneer of direct trade that establishes network between farmers and roasters, he now runs four home-roasting coffee shops in Fukuoka. Despite his achievements, Kazuhiro is still busy living up to his dream!