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SCAJ Tokyo Coffee Convention 2016 Recap

Recap of the SCAJ Tokyo Coffee Convention (SCAJ 2016) in October, which had over 200,000 attendees over 3 days at the Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba. With an entry fee of a mere ¥1000 with a pre-registration, visitors had access to unlimited tastings of Japan’s, and the world’s, best coffee suppliers. Check out the photos below on […]

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Tokyo Cafes: Gumtree Coffee

At an nondescript gunmetal grey corner, professionals just outside the manic Tokyo city centre can get a great cup of coffee at Gumtree. This small, lost corner of central Tokyo bordering Ginza and Tsukiji remains relatively quiet, making it a great place to work. Of course, the busy can simply buy a take-out coffee. Those who want to […]

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Tokyo Cafes: Glitch Coffee

Right in the heart of Jimbocho, central Tokyo, is an independent cafe and roastery, Glitch Coffee. Their weekly selection is sitting right at the entrance greeting every customer. El Salvador Santa Rita for their white espressos Costa Rica Las Lajlas Natural Rwanda Coko Bourbon Guatemala Santa Clara Natural Ethiopia Kochere Washed You can check out their […]

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Tokyo Cafes: North Tokyo

Hi there! This is a map I’ve done for coffee in North Tokyo, covering from Ikebukuro, Waseda University, Kagurazaka and Iidabashi, the University of Tokyo, and Yanasen. These areas make great, local walking neighbourhoods. That means they that they are better known for their kissaten, coffee houses, and lifestyle cafes than espresso bars per se. In the map below, the […]

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Tokyo Cafes: Kayaba Coffee

If you frequent the Yanaka area, you may have seen a lineup outside a dark, 2-storey wooden house. What’s the fuss? Kayaba Coffee has been around since the Showa Era, which means it’s over 50 years old. That also means this is a traditional kissaten, Japanese coffee house that also serves staple comfort foods. Come here […]

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Tokyo Cafes: Macchinesti Coffee

From the outside, the year-round Christmas lights and neon coffee sign, Macchinesti Coffee looks like an over-zealous suburban transplant in sophisticated Tokyo. Nonetheless, to the discerning coffee drinker, the red sign clearly says ‘Chemex’, indicating a refined brewing sentiment. The interior comes as a bit of a surprise. Even though it’s an open space with a […]

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