These days, everyone wants “experiences,” not “stuff,” so how about digging into your Santa sack for presents that deliver #youllneverguesswhatwedids that could only come from (where else?)…Japan! This year, give … Continue Reading Top Ten Crazy Holiday Gifts From Japan 2018
In case a shot of caffeine isn’t quite enough to get you going in the morning… (If you’re braver than I am, you can find it this month at your … Continue Reading Pink Pepper Milk Coffee
The kopi luwat civet poops coffee. Or, to be more precise, it climbs to the top of coffee trees, eats the ripest beans, digests the fruity bits around the seed and, … Continue Reading How About A Nice Cup Of Civet Poop Coffee?
I think I’d describe this as: all flavors of NO. • “Without question, the best book I have read all year.” —Susan Spann, author of the Hiro Hattori mysteries and … Continue Reading Popcorn Latte
Coffee + Milk + BLUE CURACAO? With a LIME on top? I’m still gathering the courage to try the latest entry in this season’s unlikely flavor-combo coffee drinks of Tokyo – partly … Continue Reading Blue Cafe Latte
You know when you were a kid, and you made the Nobel-prize-winning discovery that if you dumped chocolate syrup into your milk, it turned into chocolate milk? And then you tried it with … Continue Reading Green Brownie Sludge Frappucino
Let me ask you this: how often can you get something that’s the best in the world for less than ten bucks? Because today – score! – I had the … Continue Reading Where To Get The Best Cup Of Coffee In The Whole World
Why, iced coffee of course. What were YOU thinking? • Read a novel set in Tokyo
Ooo, love that campfire-smoky, sizzle-licious, summer-grillin’ charcoal roast flavor…unless you’re talking about COFFEE. Do you think the namers of this product thought they were marrying the roasty goodness of arabica … Continue Reading Mmm, Charcoal Roasted…Coffee?
Oh noooo! It is! Chocolate banana coffee, to be exact, and it’s this month’s special at the Excelsior Cafe. In my humble opinion, those two flavors go together like mushrooms … Continue Reading Please Tell Me That’s Not Banana Coffee
Oh, how it feels like you kicked over a snowman when you take that first slurp of happy bunny foam… • Read a novel set in Tokyo…
…the stars & stripes and a Harley! Not quite sure what message this brand is trying to send to Japanese consumers, but I’m pretty sure it’s not “Try the brew … Continue Reading Nothing Says “American Coffee” Like…
Clearly I’ve been living in Japan too long. When I saw “Starbucks Origami Personal Drip Coffee” at the local super and discovered it’s only being marketed here in Japan, I … Continue Reading Origami Coffee
So, when you saw the name of this product, was the first thing that came to mind, “Mmm, coffee!”? Yeah, me neither. And I have to admit, I’ve never woken … Continue Reading Mr. Smoky