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Onibus Coffee grows up in Nakameguro – Tokyo Japan

Since I’ve been back in Australia I’ve spoken to countless people about the specialty coffee scene in Tokyo. I liken it to Melbourne about 10 years ago – there’s an innate love of coffee in its people, there’s no market saturation, however there are a select few roasters that are pumping out some truly awesome beans and a community of baristas passionate about their extraction. My experience of the Japanese culture is one of perfectionism in process, there is great pride taken in making things in the most correct way possible.

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Single O + Deus + A Film About Coffee

Last week Sydney’s Single Origin Roasters, in collaboration with Deus Ex Machina hosted a screening of A Film About Coffee at Deus’ Harajuku store in Tokyo. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it on the night but barista Naoya Akagawa was there to take these sneaky snaps. Single O is doing some pretty cool stuff in Japan…


Onibus Coffee – Late night brews in Tokyo, Japan

The sun was already setting as I jumped off the train at Jiyugaoka Station, I was running late but having missed out on a visit last time I was in town, I powered through the neighbourhood’s perfectly manicured streets, determined to finally make it to Onibus Coffee before closing. It’s owned by Atsushi Sakao, the…

Field Notes – Tokyo, Japan

Field Notes – Tokyo, Japan

UPDATE: June 2015 – Well Tokyo, I still love you. I’m back home in Okinawa now after what turned out to be quite the eventful weekend. I was on the 32nd floor of the Cerulean Tower hotel when the earthquake hit. The building shook violently and visibly for almost an entire minute, window panes creaking and steel flexing like it was putty…

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Tokyo bound

Living on a tropical island certainly has it’s benefits but every now and then I get a craving for some city vibes, especially now that the rainy season has well and truly set in on Okinawa. So I’ve packed up the camera and tomorrow I’m off to Tokyo to check out a few new cafes…