Tokyo Coffee Trail: #6 identity COFFEEBAR + GALLERY
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Tokyo Coffee Trail: #6 identity COFFEEBAR + GALLERY

Intelligentsia Coffee is one of the Big Three of Third Wave Coffee, together with Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Counter Culture Coffee. As one of the pioneers of direct trade, they are on a constant pursuit for truly exceptional coffees by working closely with farmers. Around since 1995, Intelligentsia now has 7 bars – 4 in … Continue reading

Tokyo Coffee Trail: #5 LATTEST OMOTESANDO Espresso Bar
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Tokyo Coffee Trail: #5 LATTEST OMOTESANDO Espresso Bar

You will be struck by a strong sense of déjà vu even before stepping into LATTEST OMOTESANDO Espresso Bar located in Ura-Omotesando. The latte art signage outside bears a striking resemblance to STREAMER COFFEE’s. In fact, LATTEST OMOTESANDO Espresso Bar was planned and executed with Hiroshi Sawada’s consultancy. This explains why the place is embellished with … Continue reading

Tokyo Coffee Trail: #3 STREAMER COFFEE COMPANY
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Tokyo Coffee Trail: #3 STREAMER COFFEE COMPANY

Don’t be surprised if STREAMER COFFEE COMPANY evokes a familiar feeling. Hidden along the alleys of Shibuya, the coffee shop is spacious with a lofty ceiling, long wooden communal tables and grey concrete walls much like coffee joints from the Pacific Coast. There are comfortable cushion seats on one side of the shop for you … Continue reading

Tokyo Coffee Trail: #2 SARUTAHIKO COFFEE
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Tokyo Coffee Trail: #2 SARUTAHIKO COFFEE

SARUTAHIKO COFFEE is named after a powerful guardian deity of the Japanese Shinto religion. Despite what the name suggests, the coffee shop is far from the gaudy Kissaten (Japanese-style coffee house). Bathing in the warm glow of lighting from steampunk copper fixtures, the cozy little shop is an eclectic stash of tarnished weighing scales and quirky … Continue reading