Japan Coffee Pods Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Hard Pods, Soft Pods), By Caffeine Content (Regular, Decaffeinated), By Flavors (Regular, Flavored), and Japan Coffee Pods Market Insights, Industry Trend, Forecasts to 2032.

Industry: Food & Beverages


Japan Coffee Pods Market Size, Forecasts to 2032.

  • The Japan Coffee Pods Market Size was valued at USD XX Billion in 2022.
  • The Market Size is Growing at a CAGR of 2.1% from 2022 to 2032.
  • The Japan Coffee Pods Market Size is expected to reach USD XX Billion by 2032.
  • The Japan Coffee Pods Market size was valued at USD XX Billion in 2022.


Japan Coffee Pods Market

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The Japan Coffee Pods Market Size is expected to reach USD XX Billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 2.1% during the forecast period 2022 to 2032.


 The Japan coffee pods market will likely continue to expand in the coming years, owing to factors such as an expanding consumer base, rising disposable incomes, and the country's ongoing coffee consumption trend.


Market Overview

The Japan coffee pods market is the industry that manufactures, distributes, and consumes coffee pods in Japan. Coffee pods, also known as coffee capsules, are single-serving containers filled with pre-measured amounts of coffee grounds. They are intended to be used with specific coffee machines, allowing users to brew a single cup of coffee without using traditional brewing methods. The market is distinguished by a diverse range of coffee pod brands and flavors that cater to a wide range of consumer preferences. Major international coffee pod brands compete in this market, as do local Japanese companies, with options ranging from classic blends to exotic single-origin coffees. Eco-friendly and sustainable coffee pod options have also gained popularity, appealing to environmentally conscious consumers. The coffee pods market in Japan has grown significantly in size and popularity. This can be attributed to a variety of factors, including the convenience and ease of use provided by coffee pods, the growing preference for specialty coffee, and the country's growing coffee culture. Japanese consumers, who value high-quality products and pay close attention to detail, have embraced the concept of coffee pods as a convenient way to enjoy a consistently good cup of coffee at home or at the office.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the Japan coffee pods market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the coffee pods market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the coffee pods market.


Japan Coffee Pods Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Forecast Period:2022-2032
Forecast Period 2022-2032 CAGR:2.1%
Historical Data for:2018-2021
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:110
Segments covered:By Type, By Caffeine Content, By Flavors, and Country Statistics (Demand, Price, Growth, Trends, Competitors, Challenges)
Companies Covered: • Nestlé Japan Ltd., • UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd., • Key Coffee Inc., • Komeda Holdings Co., Ltd., • Doutor Coffee Co., Ltd., • Georgia Coffee, • AGF (Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.), • Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd., • Tully's Coffee Japan Co., Ltd., • illycaffè Japan Co., Ltd., • Others.
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

Coffee pods provide a convenient and hassle-free brewing experience, allowing consumers to prepare a single cup of coffee quickly and without the need for traditional brewing methods. This convenience factor appeals to busy people who want to make coffee quickly and efficiently. Japanese consumers are known for appreciating and seeking out high-quality goods. Coffee pods allow you to enjoy a consistent and premium coffee experience at home or at work. This is consistent with the Japanese value of attention to detail and the pursuit of excellence.


Restraining Factors

Coffee pods, particularly those associated with premium brands and specialty blends, are more expensive than traditional coffee brewing methods. The higher cost of coffee pods may deter price-conscious consumers from purchasing them on a regular basis, especially in a market where cost-consciousness is prevalent.


Market Segmentation

The Japan Coffee Pods Market share is classified into type and caffeine content.

  • The hard pods segment accounted for the largest share of the Japan coffee pods market.

The Japan coffee pods market is segmented by type into hard pods and soft pods. Among these, the hard pods segment accounted for the largest share of the Japan coffee pods market. Their popularity has been aided by their premium positioning, perceived quality, and compatibility with specific coffee machines. Hard pods are made of rigid plastic or Aluminum and are also known as rigid pods or capsules. These pods are usually made to be used with specific coffee machines that puncture the pod and extract the coffee. Hard pods have an airtight seal, which ensures freshness and consistency of quality.


  • The regular segment is expected to hold the largest share of the Japan coffee pods market during the forecast period.    

Based on the caffeine content, the Japan coffee pods market is divided into regular and decaffeinated. Among these, the regular segment is expected to hold the largest share of the Japan coffee pods market during the forecast period. The increase can be attributed to the widespread use of caffeinated beverages and the demand for a traditional coffee experience. Coffee that has not been decaffeinated is used in regular coffee pods. These pods contain the full amount of caffeine found in coffee beans. Customers who enjoy the energizing and stimulating effects of caffeine prefer regular coffee pods. 


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the Japan coffee pods market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.  


List of Key Companies

  • Nestlé Japan Ltd.
  • UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd.
  • Key Coffee Inc.
  • Komeda Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Doutor Coffee Co., Ltd.
  • Georgia Coffee 
  • AGF (Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.)
  • Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd.
  • Tully's Coffee Japan Co., Ltd.
  • illycaffè Japan Co., Ltd.
  • Others


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Development:

In November 2022, Nescafé Dolce Gusto introduces Neo, the company's newest line of coffee makers and pods. Neo's new coffee pods are made of paper, can be composted at home, and require 70% less packaging (by weight) than conventional capsules.


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at Japan, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the Japan Coffee Pods Market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Japan Coffee Pods Market, By Type

  • Hard Pods
  • Soft Pods


Japan Coffee Pods Market, By Caffeine Content

  • Regular
  • Decaffeinated


Japan Coffee Pods Market, By Flavors

  • Regular
  • Flavored

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