Voices | OVERHEARD

Is the coffee really worth the wait?

Barista: Is this your first time here?

Customer: Yes, that’s right.

Barista: Well, let me start at the beginning …

— Koffee Mameya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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