Niseko, Kyoto, and Tokyo - Page 5

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#41: Post by roopaksuri »

I just came back from Tokyo/Kyoto/Osaka trip. Here's what I would recommend

A) Tokyo:

Fuglen Tokyo: Norwegian Japanese coffee
Cokuun: omakase coffee experience by Miki Suzuki - would recommend everyone to try this
KOFFEE mameya, KOFFEE Mameya Kakeru
Leaves Coffee Roasters - Great for pour over coffees
Single O - if you love Australian flat whites, this is place to go
Glitch Ginza: would be low on my list only because of long queues. I went there at 9am and still had to wait an hour before I got inside. Honestly it's overrated - the coffee is ok, and overpriced

B) Kyoto:
Kurasu Ebisugawa
Weekenders Tominokoji
Weekenders Roastery
2050 coffee

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#42: Post by LBIespresso (original poster) »

roopaksuri wrote:I just came back from Tokyo/Kyoto/Osaka trip. Here's what I would recommend

A) Tokyo:

Fuglen Tokyo: Norwegian Japanese coffee
Cokuun: omakase coffee experience by Miki Suzuki - would recommend everyone to try this
KOFFEE mameya, KOFFEE Mameya Kakeru
Leaves Coffee Roasters - Great for pour over coffees
Single O - if you love Australian flat whites, this is place to go
Glitch Ginza: would be low on my list only because of long queues. I went there at 9am and still had to wait an hour before I got inside. Honestly it's overrated - the coffee is ok, and overpriced

B) Kyoto:
Kurasu Ebisugawa
Weekenders Tominokoji
Weekenders Roastery
2050 coffee
I am so glad there is someone else here that got to try Fuglen. I LOVED that place and it was around the corner from my hotel.
100% agree on Cokuun.
Sad I missed Mameya.
I guess I got lucky with Glitch since I only waited about 5 minutes and got to try a COE winner.
Weekenders :!: {heart emoji}

Looks like you had a great trip!
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#43: Post by roopaksuri »

The best thing about Fuglen is it's open all day from 7am till 10pm. So if anybody's craving for coffee late in evenings, this is the place to go!
And reading this thread I now realize Kurasu doesn't have an espresso machine!!!
I had amazing iced matcha latte & matcha espresso cake there! I bought some matcha for home as well

If anybody is going Osaka, I'll recommend Baristamap Coffee.





Here are coffees from this trip I brought home
Weekenders, Kurasu, Glitch

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#44: Post by LBIespresso (original poster) »

I did notice there are a lot of shops that use the Nucleus. At Cokuun they swear by it. Funny that I have yet to see one in the wild in NYC.

Nice haul btw.
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#45: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz »

My experience at Glitch is in this post.

Revel Coffee - Colombia Washed Nitro Caturra

Due to late opening hours of each we didn't make it to the others but FUGLEN will be around the corner when we return.
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#46: Post by LBIespresso (original poster) »

With all of that jet-lag just give in and have that cup past your caffeine cutoff time!
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#47: Post by MNate »

A friend was just in Japan and brought a bag back from Weekenders in Kyoto. Very good! When I go back I think I'll have to have a better coffee plan.

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#48: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz »

LBIespresso wrote:With all of that jet-lag just give in and have that cup past your caffeine cutoff time!
That's why I had an espresso and pour over at Glitch. I will head your call for action on the balance of the trip.
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#49: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz »

Osaka Blue Bottle - gotta say I was impressed with the precision. I am not often saying that when out and about. They were precise and the coffee was excellent - we got the Blend for caps. They offer you either a blend or for 120 yen more a single origin.



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