Cafe Bimi in Fukuoka

Since I arrived in Japan and started discovering coffee shops, I have been recommended many places by coffee shop owners and Cafe Bimi was of course one of them.   The owner of Orizuru in Okayama  told me about Cafe Bimi a while ago since he is a good friend of the master and they travelled together to Africa to visit coffee farms in Ethiopia and Yemen.   Let’s just say that Cafe Bimi which is located in Fukuoka city is just as charming and delicious as I was told it would be.

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Starbucks Reserve Auromar Panama Geisha tasting event in Kurashiki

The Kurashiki Aeon Mall Starbucks held a special tasting event on September 17th for the new Auromar Panama Geisha.  It’s the latest Reserve coffee to come out and I was fortunate enough to be invited to try it for free.

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Zundouya Ramen Kurashiki

When Zundouya ramen opened recently in Kurashiki, I could not help but noticing the long line at the door and the packed parking.  It left me wondering if this new ramen shop was any good and my curiosity was rewarded by a great bowl of ramen. I am warning you there seem to be a line in front of that shop the minute they open at 11 AM.

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Hakuba Baisen Coffee Roaster

It was my third day surviving on 7/11 coffee when I walked into Hakuba Baisen.  I recently spent some quality time in the mountains of Nagano Prefecture and enjoying the cool air of Hakuba and Omachi, but my coffee addiction needed some quality fuel. By chance, I found Hakuba Baisen in a hiking magazine.

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