Tokyo

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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Seoul

Seoul Cafes: 5 Extracts (Itaewon)

A review of 5 Extracts in Seoul by an amateur coffee enthusiast and shoestring digital nomad. Descriptions are equal parts coffee and remote-work suitability. Cafe Overview: 5 Extracts in Itaewon is a modern and classy reincarnation of the down-to-earth Hongdae cafe with its award-winning barista, Hyunsun Choi.  The espresso served is pulled to accommodate a complex set of […]

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Tokyo

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

Tokyo Cafes: iki Espresso

It’s the first sunny spring day in Tokyo, and iki espresso has opened its panel doors to let the fresh air in. It sits on a quiet street with little traffic and the covered veranda keeps the sun out of your eyes as it warms your lap. They have recently planted themselves in Kiyosumi after operating […]

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Tokyo

Tokyo Cafes: Ryumon Coffee Stand

Consider yourself in know if you’ve come to check out hip Kichijoji, just 15 minutes train ride out of Shinjuku, but already in Musashino City. You probably already know about lights, bustle and covered main shopping arcade with a down-to-earth mix of veggie stalls, boutiques, bars, and famous food joints. The unique indie shops radiate […]

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Tokyo

East Tokyo Cafes: 15 on a Short List

Hi there! This is a full map of East Tokyo Cafes, which has many hidden gems missed in popular guides. You should set aside an entire day to explore this entire map, the neighbourhoods, and scenic canals of Koto District (Koto-Ku). If you want a quick tour, I recommend focusing on Kiyosumishirakawa, Oshiage (Tokyo Sky Tree), […]

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Tokyo

Tokyo Cafes: Unlimited Coffee Roasters

While UNLIMITED Coffee Bar opened its doors only recently in 2015, the company has been around since 2012. This cafe’s origins differs from most; it is a barista training company that expanded into wholesale roasting, and finally, into retail coffee. The location is on a busy corner right under the Tokyo Skytree, with a ground […]

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