Quest for the Best - Coffee in Japan

Quest for the Best - Coffee in Japan

I can go about three hours without a cup of coffee. It is my guilty pleasure, and I rarely care who knows it. When we purchased our first home, proximity to good, local coffee was part of the decision making process, and part of our wedding-day plans includes a pitstop at San Francisco's Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters

I was nervous as we laid out the details of our multi-week Japan trip, for fear that I'd be served green tea instead of my much-needed cappuccino. Thank goodness I couldn't have been more wrong - Japan had good tea but also fantastic coffee, and here are my favorite KISSATEN (coffee houses): 

  Mount Coffee Roasters  in Hiroshima. Buy a bag of beans to bring back!

Mount Coffee Roasters in Hiroshima. Buy a bag of beans to bring back!

  Cafe l'ambre  in Tokyo - absolutely old school.

Cafe l'ambre in Tokyo - absolutely old school.

The highlights of the trip included:

  • Blue Bottle - Tokyo, but you can also find in US
  • Kappabashi Coffee - Tokyo
  • %Coffee Arabica - Kyoto
  • Obscura Coffee Roasters - Hiroshima
  • Granknot Coffee - Osaka
  • Cafe l'ambre - Tokyo
  • Miyajima Itsuki Coffee - Miyajima
  • mount coffee - Hiroshima
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 Pleasantly surprised to find  Blue Bottle  in Toyko.

Pleasantly surprised to find Blue Bottle in Toyko.

 Great cappuccino, but the hot lemonade was tasty too at  Miyajima Itsuki Coffee .

Great cappuccino, but the hot lemonade was tasty too at Miyajima Itsuki Coffee.

 More amazing action from Cafe l'ambre.

More amazing action from Cafe l'ambre.

I hope you're Hungry - Food from Japan

I hope you're Hungry - Food from Japan

Hakone Open Air Museum

Hakone Open Air Museum