Ninety Plus Coffee Arabica Kyoto

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 what to expect. Even though this event seems like a “trade show”, coffee fans will be delighted by the variety of quality beans, drinks, and equipment to try. Over 100 exhibitors. Even though this classifies as a trade show, the admission fee is a mere…

Gumtree Coffee Tokyo Cappuccino

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 work or catch up with friends can head up to the 2/F seating area. Gumtree Coffee serves beans from Single Origin Roasters in Australia. They have daily single origin and blend beans for Aeropress. I tried the cappuccino, and the beans have a nutty flavour to…

LGBTQ Asian Gay Pride Parade 安比小姐

Gay and Lesbian Resources in East Asia

A working list of LGBTQ information and resources for China, Japan (travel, living), Taiwan, and Hong Kong from a gay / lesbian / bisexual Chinese Canadian. If you have any tips, information, and directories, please send them over! Preference is for sites with English, or are relatively easy to navigate even if not. Some great non-English resources are included to get people started. My Posts: 10 Best Things about Being Gay and Lesbian in East Asia LGBTQ Decision Making Approaches for Asia Gay and Lesbian Tokyo: A Brief Guide (Updated 2018) LGBTQ Living in Japan: A Guide for Work, Queer…