We, Mathieu Theis and Emi Fukahori, met each other over coffee championships and fell in love with specialty coffee. We got so fascinated by the world of specialty coffee, we quit our corporate office jobs and founded MAME in Zurich, Switzerland in 2016.
MAME means 'beans' in Japanese. The reference to the Japanese culture means for us dedication towards coffee and to never stop improving.
We love participating in coffee competitions, we believe that it is a great way to push our knowledge forward. Through competitions we also gain friendships and baristas.
We won multiple awards including World Brewers Cup Champion 2018.
2015: Swiss Barista Championship 1st - Emi Fukahori
2016: Swiss Barista Championship 1st - Mathieu Theis
2018: Swiss Barista Championship 1st - Mathieu Theis
2018: Swiss Brewers Cup 1st - Emi Fukahori
2018: World Barista Championship 3rd - Mathieu Theis
2018: World Brewers Cup Champion - Emi Fukahori
2019: Swiss Barista Championship 1st - Mathieu Theis
2019: World Barista Championship 6th - Mathieu Theis
2020: Swiss Barista Championship 1st - Emi Fukahori
2021: World Barista Championship 4th - Emi Fukahori
2021: World Barista Championship 8th - Daniele Ricci
2023: Polish Barista Championship 1st - Dominika Kowalska 2023: Italian Barista Championship 1st - Daniele Ricci
2023: World Barista Championship 2nd - Daniele Ricci
Starting to roast our own coffees in 2019, we select and source green coffees to showcase the diversity of flavors. We like coffees with characters. We serve our coffees through the flavor wheel asking our customers "which flavors do you prefer ?"
We do the same on our website, you can click on the flavor wheel and chose coffees through the flavors that you like.
We roast to showcase the characters of each coffee. We choose to have a specific roast profile for each espresso and a specific roast profile for each filter coffee.
Our espresso are roasted to get a balanced cup with a pleasant mouthfeel.
Our filters are roasted to get vibrancy and clean cup.
Meet us in our 2 shops.
Whether you like your coffee black or with milk, as espresso based or poured over, welcome to MAME! The best coffee is the coffee you like - and let us assist you to find what you enjoy.
Enjoy our coffee at home, in your office or at one of our MAMEs to explore flavour experience.
Emi & Mathieu