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Bean In Love: Ruanda Karengera & Ecuador Especial de Vilcabamba
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Bean In Love: Ruanda Karengera & Ecuador Especial de Vilcabamba

To nurse the shock from Brazil’s ignominious World Cup losses, we drank more coffee, ironically, coffee from Germany. The kind folks at SOLVINO from Hamburg — exclusive retailer for Speicherstadt Kaffee — had sent us Ruanda Karengera and Ecuador Especial de Vilcabamba. Sonia used Hario V60 and Bodum French Press to brew the coffee; I … Continue reading

Visvim unveils flagship store in Omotesando.
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Visvim unveils flagship store in Omotesando.

Last month, cult Japanese label visvim unveiled its Tokyo flagship store in Omotesando. The flagship store has exclusive collections from visvim, WMV (a women’s label launched in 2013) and F.I.L. Indigo Camping Trainer. Located in Gyre shopping centre, it also boasts the first visvim cafe, little cloud coffee. little cloud cafe makes coffee with a single house … Continue reading

Tokyo Coffee Trail: #18 Amameria Espresso
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Tokyo Coffee Trail: #18 Amameria Espresso

Located on the ground floor of a residential apartment in Musashi-Koyama, Amameria Espresso combines industrial chic and country aesthetics using raw concrete replete with exposed brickwork. That is not the only melding: Amameria Espresso is an amalgamation of the words mame (“bean” in Japanese) and cafeteria. Amameria Espresso has a comprehensive menu that includes Gibraltar … Continue reading

Omotesando Koffee opens new outpost at Toranomon Hills.
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Omotesando Koffee opens new outpost at Toranomon Hills.

Named Toranomon Koffee, it has two coffee counters (Omotesando Koffee only has one), one of which is helmed by owner barista Eiichi Kunitomo himself. Flanked by two pristine La Marzocco machines, one counter offers espresso based drinks only while the other also provides brewed coffee. Opened in June 2014, Toranomon Hills is a new project … Continue reading

Streamer Coffee Company opens another outlet.
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Streamer Coffee Company opens another outlet.

Last Sunday, Sonia went to Streamer Coffee Company’s new outlet, Streamer Coffee Company Gohongi, with a friend. We visited the Shibuya outlet during our Tokyo Coffee Trail and left impressed. Nuova Simonelli unveils its longest ever espresso machine here: the Aurelia II T3 has an astounding 6 group-heads. Custom built for Streamer Coffee Company, the … Continue reading