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Getting a cup of coffee in Japan

Coffee is big part of my life, I usually drink a cup of latte with my breakfast and another cup after lunch. When I came to Japan 3 years ago, I noticed that a cup of Starbucks coffee cost about 15% more compare to the US. For example, with the same amount of money you can buy 3 cups of coffee in the US, but in Japan you can only buy 2. For a coffee lover like me, I am not willing to pay 5 dollars for a cup of Starbucks coffee with syrups. I prefer a cup of coffee prepared by a skilled barista, handmade according to my order. It usually cost about the same as a Starbuck coffee. Another reason, I prefer not to drink at Starbucks in Japan is because the atmosphere, you usually have to wait for a long queue before getting your cup of coffee, after that you have to wait for a table. 

About a year ago, convenience store start to sell coffee at an affordable price (150 yen) from a coffee machine with a build-in-grinder and milk steamer. When you press a button it start to grind the coffee bean, while the milk foam come out of the machine first and then the freshly brewed coffee. Since then I never buy an overpriced Starbucks coffee.
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How about taste, I heard coffee taste different.


The coffee taste really good, but they only have black and latte. If you want something special, Starbuck maybe the only choice.


Some place in Tokyo offers free coffee to anyone.
You can also relax & get the information about each services of the owner.

Recommend to Check and visit the place.

1. emobile showroom facing Roppongi intersection

2. lounge of mitsubishi estate near Yurakucho station.



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