Robin is a Kyoto-based illustrator, originally from Ireland. Her love of specialty coffee began in Dublin where she was spoiled for choice with a number of excellent independent cafes doing good things. Many happy years were spent having coffees and brunches and chats with lots of people who are also connected to coffee. Then at some point, Robin found that she was also connected to coffee first by association and then more solidly after she produced a webcomic during her first trip to Kyoto. As there was very little specialty coffee at the time in Kyoto, Robin also had to get better at making coffee herself. As of now she's working to bring in more European-style specialty coffee to Kyoto when she's not illustrating or doing aikido, which is what she came to do in Kyoto in the first place.