Kiyomi Koide


Ceramic Artist and Designer

Oakland Coffee is all about kick starting your day. What is your morning boot up sequence?

Always, coffee first. Morning never starts without coffee.

What’s off the table prior to drinking coffee?

Coffee first. Nothing before because coffee gives me appetite.

What’s your coffee order / how do you take it?

Latte or Drip. If it’s drip, black.

What’s your coffee brewing set up? (Give us a rig rundown)

Pour over or French press.

Sunset or sunrise?


Are you reading, listening or watching anything interesting?

I am very much into K-Rap right now.

What inspires you?

Nature, color, enough time.

Any new habits or hobbies?

Learning a foreign language (Korean).

Where were you born?

Yokohama, Japan.

Has your coffee routine changed throughout your life?

Definitely. Especially since the pandemic started, I drink coffee three times a day, day and night. I just need coffee when I take a break.

One breakfast food you can’t live without?


Best advice you’ve ever been given?

Count 10 before you say anything when you get angry or emotional.

Hot or cold shower?


If you could have coffee with one person dead AND alive who would they be?

Georgia O’Keeffe and Haruki Murakami

What do you have coming up that you're most looking forward to?

Traveling abroad after all this time of the pandemic. Japan and Chiapas, Mexico by the end of this year!

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