Siphon coffee in Japan

22Jun09
Ttraditional coffee shops are rare in Japan.

Traditional coffee shops are rare in Japan, but this one is a great place to find.

Last weekend I went to a coffee shop in downtown Chiba, which is about an hour from Tokyo by train. It’s a great-looking little place that’s run by an elderly couple who didn’t want their picture taken. The decor seemed random and yet amazing.

This shop used very classic-looking lights through the whole place.

The shop had many classic-looking lights such as these.

The shop had sort of an old-world a gun motif going on.

It had sort of an old-world a gun motif going on.

They had a few different origins of coffee on the menu, including Jamaican Blue Mountain–considered my many to be the best coffee region in the world. I tried cupping it a little while ago at JJ Bean in Vancouver and was surprised by how terrible it was, so at this shop I opted for the Kilimanjaro.

This is the front counter. Notice the ash tray—smoking inside is legal in Japan.

This is the front counter. Notice the ash tray—smoking inside is legal in Japan.

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This had got to be one of the coolest-looking coffee grinders ever. Key Coffee is a very popular roaster in Japan.

This has got to be one of the coolest-looking coffee grinders ever. Key Coffee is a very popular roaster in Japan.

Lovely milk and sugar bowls, beautiful wood table... worst latte milk ever.

Lovely milk and sugar bowls, beautiful wood table... worst latte milk ever.

The coffee was crisp and well-rounded, but I could tell that the beans were a bit old by the muted flavors. It was still delicious, and I will be going back there often. But never for a milk drink.

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One Response to “Siphon coffee in Japan”

  1. 1 jon

    nice…..i like the antique touch on the renovation. looks very atmospheric.


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