7 Best Japanese Canned Coffee Brands You Should Try
Although Japan’s canned coffee market has been sluggish in recent years, I hear Japanese canned coffee is popular with foreign travelers because of its delicious taste.
In my country, canned soft drinks are available from vending machines in every corner of the city, and among others, coffee cans sell well.
Makers usually price those beverages at 100-130 yen, and as the vending machine carries a wide variety, it may be hard to decide what to choose.
7 Best Japanese Canned Coffee Brands to Try
Unfortunately, Japan has not accepted foreign tourists yet (as of April 3rd, 2022) due to the spread of COVID-19. But nowadays, you can effortlessly get those Japanese coffee cans using online marketplaces like Amazon.
When buying unfamiliar things, reviews often give us benchmarks by which you can imagine how the products are. But don’t you want to know what brands have been favorites in Japan?
For those who answer yes, I will introduce the seven best and most-loved Japanese canned coffee brands today, based on the online questionnaire by Netolabo.
#7. Asahi Wonda
First, Wonda (ワンダ) is the flagship canned coffee brand of Asahi Soft Drinks, launched in 1997. In the series, the Morning Shot (モーニングショット) and Kin no Bito (金の微糖) cans are top-selling.
#6. Kirin Fire
#5. Dydo Blend
Dydo Blend is a canned coffee brand from Dydo Drinco. It is a long-seller from 1975 with lots of fans. The signature product, Blend Coffee Original, uses no flavoring agents.
#4. Coca-Cola Georgia
Released in 1975, Georgia (ジョージア) is the best-selling canned coffee brand that Coca-Cola Japan boasts. It has a taste you won’t get tired of, loved by all generations.
#3. Ucc Black Muto
Ucc Black Muto is a canned coffee brand from Ucc Ueshima Coffee, specializing in authentically brewed black coffee with no sugar. It debuted in 1994 and later gained tremendous popularity.
#2. Itoen Tully’s Coffee
As with Ucc Black Muto, Tully’s Coffee from Itoen is known for its authentic taste. Although Itoen has a strong image as a green tea distributor, the coffee of American origin is worth trying, never letting you down.
#1. Suntory Boss
Boss (ボス), which Suntory Foods started to sell in 1992, has now become a nationally loved canned coffee brand. The TV commercials (YouTube) featuring Tommy Lee Jones are humorous and eye-catching, and the coffee is the real deal.