Introduction to Japanese coffee roasting

Who was the first Japanese person to roast coffee?

It is said that coffee roasting began to be carried out using special equipment in the 17th century, when coffee houses became popular in Islamic countries. There are records left.

As coffee spread to Western Europe, roasters with larger cylinders began to be seen, marking the beginning of improvements and developments in roasting machines.
The direct origin of the drum-type roaster, the ``Burns-type roaster,'' which was equipped with an inlet at the top of the cylinder and a lid for taking it out, was invented in the United States in 1864 (in Japan, it was The Meiji Restoration occurred four years later).
<The innovative Barnes roaster (from All About Coffee, 1922)>