Specialty Coffee Shops in Tokyo! vol.1

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Speaking of Specialty coffee, I would like to introduce some of the coffee shops I visited in my last Japan trip!

The Roastery @ Omotesando (Harajuku)

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First is The Roastery in Harajuku, Tokyo.

Harajuku, Omotesando and Shibuya areas are known to have nice cafes and coffee shops. Many popular pancake shops are also located here and recently, Magnolia Bakery, the famous NY cupcake shop, opened their first branch in Japan as well! It’s a trendy and hot spot for the cafe lovers!

The Roastery is located in one of the small stretch of road that leads from Omotesando Harajuku to Shibuya.

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The shop reminds us of some cozy cafes in the west coast of the U.S., and being part of a large restaurant & cafe group, it’s quite spacious for a cafe in Tokyo.

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They serve New York Ring here! It’s a donuts made from croissant dough and is…

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The history of coffee bean in Yemen

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One of the earliest written mention of coffee is provided in Arabic manuscript №944, stored at the French National Library. Shehabeddin Ben, Arabic author of the XV century, tells of his contemporary Gemaleddine, muftis Yemeni city of Aden, who traveled to Persia. During his stay there, he drew attention to his tribesmen, brewed and drank coffee, which he had attached no importance.

Vernuvshivs Aden and feeling unwell, Gemaleddin thought of coffee and decided to try this drink, which not only helped him to recover, but also strengthened the forces. The latter quality Gemaleddin appreciated especially as it helped in the night religious vigils. Authority and recommendations muftis helped spread the beverage, which soon began to drink not only dervishes, but also artisans, merchants and other inhabitants of the city.

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