Caffe Verdi is a little bit out of the way but you get the distinct feeling when you get there that it’s actually a place for the locals to enjoy a really good cup of coffee. Kyoto is packed with coffee shops and among all these choices, I decided to go for the one that was among the highest ranked on the “tabelog” website.
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Cafe d’Esprit is a coffee shop and a coffee roaster which was recommended to me by a fellow Okayama coffee lover.
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Finding an address in Japan is difficult at the best of time, but finding Coffee Club in Marugame proved to be an epic drive complicated by the fact that there were two route 205 running parallel to each other. Beyond this major urban planning faux pas, Coffee Club is well worth driving around in circle for 30 min.
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It was snowy in Fukuoka and my ever lasting quest for coffee had suddenly came to a dead end when I came upon the closed doors of Honey Coffee roaster. One of the worker at Honey coffee was nice enough to recommend that we walk toward Yakuin station and try a place called Rec Coffee which are using their coffee beans.
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After I read about the coffee grower Aida Batlle in the New Yorker magazine special food issue of November 21, 2011, I knew I had to try her coffee.
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Cafe Rosso was recommended to me 4 years ago by a fellow Canadian who lived in Yasugi and I am thankful until this day that she let me in on this coffee heaven.
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Japan might be one of the biggest coffee importer in the world, but when it come to producing coffee, you will need to head to Hiro Coffee Farm in the northern part of Okinawa to taste truly Japanese home grown coffee.
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Honky Tonk: what an awful name for a coffee shop. Japan is the land of shops christen with the weirdest names, so if you look beyond the name, you will find an original coffee shop right in Okayama.
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Kaeru is the word for “frog” in Japanese and it’s also the name of a great little coffee shop in Okayama City. A local English teacher recommended this coffee shop, so I jumped on my bicycle and rode all the way from Kurashiki just to try it.
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I found Bankoku coffee roaster by pure luck. I parked my car to visit a furniture shop and I saw the bright green coffee sign in the distance.
My curiosity was rewarded by a fragrant and well stocked coffee roasting shop, the type of shop I had been dreaming about since I arrived in Japan.
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I have a feeling that a number of great coffee shop in Japan are often located in the most unlikely places and Cafe Tikal is no exception to the rule.
This friendly coffee shop is hidden behind the gate of the Kogawa family residence in the castle town of Hagi in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
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The prevalent idea in the coffee drinking world is that fresher is better. I was proven wrong on my last visit to Tokyo when I stopped at the legendary Café de l’Ambre for a cup of their finest aged coffee.
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