Ryusendo Black Coffee

I don’t usually write about coffee — as I tend to make it home, where it’s easy to keep it keto friendly. I used to enjoy trying random drinks from the combinis in Japan, but after starting the ketogenic diet I found I could barely drink anything in Japan! Most of the drinks here are full of sugar, even those marketed as 低いカロリ (low calorie) or カロリオフ (calorie off).

For canned coffee, the only ones that are safe on keto are the “black” coffees. Typically this means Boss Black or UCC Black, which I’ve been able to find everywhere. Unfortunately, those drinks are not particularly nice! I find the iced coffee sold in the stores to be far better!

I spotted Ryusendo coffee a few months back in a Natural Lawsons. I didn’t buy it at the time (it was rather late), but remembered to pick up a can the next time I went.

Ryusendo Black Coffee
無糖 means “no sugar”

This coffee is far, far better than the usual offerings from Boss or UCC. It is very drinkable! It’s not up to the standard of a good coffee shop, but it’s far better than anything else I’ve had from a combini.

It turns out Ryusendo is a town famous for some large caves and spring water. So, as you have probably guessed, this coffee is made with the aforementioned spring water.

My only worry, is that combinis are always changing their stock. I have found some nice products before, that disappeared after a few weeks. Still there’s always amazon.

So, if you spot this canned coffee whilst out and about in Japan — オススメ!

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! I intend to use this blog to write about various protein bars and products I’ve tried whilst following a ketogenic diet.

I started the ketogenic diet in November last year and restricted my net carbs to 20g a day. By the end of March I had lost over 18 kilograms (40 pounds). Since then I’ve been on holiday (diet and an actual holiday!) but intend to transition to a more relaxed ketogenic diet (50g net carbs) for maintenance.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton