I have made it my quest to find half-decent coffee in Tokyo.
They love their kōhī here. And there appears to be a kissaten (coffee shop) on every corner. But everywhere I go they seem to make it using drip-filters rather than the espresso machines we’re accustomed to in Australia.
And their idea of a flat white or a latté is to have lots and lots of milk and bugger all coffee.
So you can imagine my excitement when I walk past this shop (below), rich with the aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans.
FYI: I think that’s a donkey dangling below the large coffee bean.
I enthusiastically step inside, exchange pleasantries and ask them if they make coffee as well as selling the roasted beans. They say yes and then show me a blackboard with a couple of options.
Damn! They too use the drip-filter method.
I will continue looking yet I may need to resign myself to this different style. Stay tuned.