Don't anyone dare tell me to go to Starbucks. If you're serving a separate premium line of coffee, then what's the story with the regular swill?
- little foam
- no milk
- option of pulling over a bit of hot water
For the second time in my life (Toronto) I have considered getting a machine for the home, other than my moka pot, but the truth is that if spend less than north of $500 it's not worth the trouble. For that price I can fly to fucking Italy.
All the dark coffee shops here (kissaten) are for chain-smoking oyaji, and if they ever made good pour-over coffee both the owners and customers are too old to have taste-buds anymore, and I am not into pour-over coffee besides. The chains may make cappuccinos and other baby food, but do not do custom orders. Segafredo is the only decent chain, though I do not think they do custom either, and even if they did, have you ever tried to go get a Japanese person to improvise...?
Via 'Japan Bash' I have come across the following two in areas I might get to: Bear Pond and Steamer. Any other suggestions?