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.

Vending Machine selling Canned Coffee

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

Best Japanese Canned Coffee Brands

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

Asahi Wonda Morning Shot Coffee

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

Kirin Fire Hikitate Bito Coffee

The canned coffee brand introduced in 1999 by Kirin Beverage, Fire (ファイア), reminds me of Stevie Wonder starring in a TV commercial (YouTube), singing the song To Feel the Fire.

#5. Dydo Blend

Dydo Blend Coffee Original Jujutsu Kaisen Edition

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

Coca Cola Georgia Emerald Mountain Blend Coffee

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 Whole Brewed Roasted Coffee

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

Itoen Tully's Coffee Barista's Black

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

Suntory Boss Zeitaku Bito Coffee

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.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

4 Responses

  1. David says:

    Hello 🙂 I wonder if you are still blogging. I drank Boss coffee from a vending machine in Ube 1993. You coffee article made me happy 🙂

  2. ggggg says:

    Which has the highest caffeine content?

    • Tomo says:

      Thank you for commenting.
      Based on this article on Macaroni, the top 10 Japanese canned coffee with a high caffeine content is as follows.

      #10. Asahi Wanda Morning Shot (モーニングショット) (About 60 mg per 100 grams)
      #9. Itoen Tully’s Coffee Kilimanjaro Black (キリマンジャロ Black) (62 mg per 100 ml)
      #8. Itoen W Coffee Gekiteki Bito (劇的微糖) (68 mg per 100 ml)
      #5. Suntory Premium Boss (プレミアムボス) (About 70 mg per 100 grams)
      #5. Kirin Fire Hikitate Bito (挽きたて微糖) (70 mg per 100 grams)
      #5. Asahi Kin no Bito (金の微糖) (About 70 mg per 100 grams)
      #4. Kirin Fire Zeitaku Demitasse (贅沢デミタス) (77 mg per 100 grams)
      #3. Kirin Fire Jikabi Blend (直火ブレンド) (78 mg per 100 grams)
      #2. Itoen Tully’s Coffee Barista’s Espresso (86 mg per 100 grams)
      #1. Asahi Wanda Koime (濃いめ) (About 90 mg per 100 grams)

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