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Date: 04 Jun 2007 01:14:14
From: louise
Subject: espresso in Japan?
I will be traveling to Tokyo, Yokahama and then south to
Kyoto over a 2+ week period.

Any suggestions for decent espesso?

Thanks.

Louise




 
Date: 06 Jun 2007 08:45:44
From: lobo
Subject: Re: espresso in Japan?

don't know if the shop co-operate with Vivace, Seattle
is still running. You may contact Vivace to know more.

Good luck



louise <louise@invalid.invalid > wrote:

>I will be traveling to Tokyo, Yokahama and then south to
>Kyoto over a 2+ week period.
>
>Any suggestions for decent espesso?
>
>Thanks.
>
>Louise



 
Date: 05 Jun 2007 01:11:48
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: espresso in Japan?
On Jun 5, 12:08 am, louise <lou...@invalid.invalid > wrote:
> Flasherly wrote:
> > On Jun 4, 1:14 am, louise <lou...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
> >> I will be traveling to Tokyo, Yokahama and then south to
> >> Kyoto over a 2+ week period.
>
> >> Any suggestions for decent espesso?
>
> > Seems I recall the Japanese and a taste for they they in particular
> > adopted, as coffee came in a large sense instrumental to a build up
> > and subsequent cultivation from Sumatra and perhaps directly Vietnam.
> > Curious then how it -was- adapted, if at present largely seen for
> > mechanized concoctions apart from simply brewing it. As cosmopolitan
> > as Tokyo is - I doubt it wouldn't be absent, although as for the rest
> > of Asian interests, perhaps it's a minor role.
>
> Thanks to all for your suggestions - I will try to visit the
> places recommended.

There's a Milan-based Italian establishment, Via Quadronno. With
three Tokyo locations, it should be a convenient matter to locate a
nearby ristorante. Provided The New York Time's recognition of its
own branch, credited for having the best espresso New York has to
offer, presumably for no less than, in like kind, a transparently
transposed service. . . cin cin, or banzai, as may be the case.



 
Date: 04 Jun 2007 13:49:20
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: espresso in Japan?
On Jun 4, 1:14 am, louise <lou...@invalid.invalid > wrote:
> I will be traveling to Tokyo, Yokahama and then south to
> Kyoto over a 2+ week period.
>
> Any suggestions for decent espesso?

Seems I recall the Japanese and a taste for they they in particular
adopted, as coffee came in a large sense instrumental to a build up
and subsequent cultivation from Sumatra and perhaps directly Vietnam.
Curious then how it -was- adapted, if at present largely seen for
mechanized concoctions apart from simply brewing it. As cosmopolitan
as Tokyo is - I doubt it wouldn't be absent, although as for the rest
of Asian interests, perhaps it's a minor role.



  
Date: 05 Jun 2007 00:08:11
From: louise
Subject: Re: espresso in Japan?
Flasherly wrote:
> On Jun 4, 1:14 am, louise <lou...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
>> I will be traveling to Tokyo, Yokahama and then south to
>> Kyoto over a 2+ week period.
>>
>> Any suggestions for decent espesso?
>
> Seems I recall the Japanese and a taste for they they in particular
> adopted, as coffee came in a large sense instrumental to a build up
> and subsequent cultivation from Sumatra and perhaps directly Vietnam.
> Curious then how it -was- adapted, if at present largely seen for
> mechanized concoctions apart from simply brewing it. As cosmopolitan
> as Tokyo is - I doubt it wouldn't be absent, although as for the rest
> of Asian interests, perhaps it's a minor role.
>
Thanks to all for your suggestions - I will try to visit the
places recommended.

Louise


 
Date: 04 Jun 2007 07:23:44
From: Yiqin
Subject: Re: espresso in Japan?
On Jun 4, 1:14 pm, louise <lou...@invalid.invalid > wrote:
> I will be traveling to Tokyo, Yokahama and then south to
> Kyoto over a 2+ week period.
>
> Any suggestions for decent espesso?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Louise

and you may try this guy's shop cafe tomtom(http://
www.coffeetomtom.com/) too.

He even build his own warm house to plant coffee in Japan.

Yiqin



 
Date: 04 Jun 2007 06:42:23
From: Yiqin
Subject: Re: espresso in Japan?
On Jun 4, 1:14 pm, louise <lou...@invalid.invalid > wrote:
> I will be traveling to Tokyo, Yokahama and then south to
> Kyoto over a 2+ week period.
>
> Any suggestions for decent espesso?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Louise

Maybe you can try Cafe Bach (http://www.bach-kaffee.co.jp/)in tokyo. I
don't know how is the cafe, but I read a book written by the owner
about coffee roasting, it's a very good book.

Here is the link to the map:
http://www.mapion.co.jp/c/f?uc=1&grp=all&nl=35/43/24.916&el=139/48/12.430&scl=25000&size=500,500&icon=mark_loc,0,,,,&coco=35/43/24.916,139/48/12.430

Yiqin



 
Date: 04 Jun 2007 08:11:37
From:
Subject: Re: espresso in Japan?
When I lived in Japan, I wasn't really all that interested in what I
drank, so I wasn't paying attention to whether a place sold espresso
or not. But, I don't remember ever seeing espresso on any of the
menus there.

The biggest coffee shop chain is Doutor. After that, you'll find
Starbucks and then a whole bunch of smaller cake shops that sell
coffee (that is, small pastry shops that sell a "sit down and drink
coffee with your cake" experience.) Most coffee sold in Japan is of a
much higher quality than what you'll find in the U.S., including most
of the specialty shops here. Doutor sells two drinks - "hot" (which
is a good, strong hot coffee) and "American" (which is a watered down
version of "hot"). Of course, they also sell iced coffee.

Most of my experiences in Japan are a few years old, so espresso may
have caught on over there. But, the Japanese don't really like the
overly sweet candy bar drinks that use espresso, so I'm betting that
if you really want to find espresso there, you'll have to go to
Starbucks.

On Mon, 04 Jun 2007 01:14:14 -0400, louise <louise@invalid.invalid >
wrote:

>I will be traveling to Tokyo, Yokahama and then south to
>Kyoto over a 2+ week period.
>
>Any suggestions for decent espesso?
>
>Thanks.
>
>Louise