Jogging around in Hakodate City, I found the first coffee roasting machine near the hotel. It seems that the machine was made in 1935 in Hokkaido.
Suzuki Coffee Shop run by Misuzu Coffee chain has the first machine. As you may know, the southern end of Hokkaido Island is where the first pioneers stepped in .
Yes, the city has longer history than other part of the island. The bullet train called "Shinkansen" in Japanese reached to Hokkaido this year. What kind of change will the faster train bring to the island ?