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THE HIGH GROUNDS

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May 30, 2020
Can’t visit your favorite coffee shop? Try these customized coffee subscriptions instead.
Four coffee subscription services to keep your mug full from the comfort of home.
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Aug 10, 2019
10 coffee shops in Tokyo that are worth the buzz
This past year, The High Grounds has covered some of the most innovative coffee in Japan. This final entry in the series is only one fanatic's list of 10 places to get your coffee fix in the capital.
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Jul 13, 2019
Raising the brewing bar at Barista Training Lab Tokyo
Barista Training Lab Tokyo offers classes in brewing, roasting and tasting coffee, covering all the skills a professional barista — or interested amateur — needs to know.
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Jun 8, 2019
Great coffee makes for a better shopping experience
Though many shops still have a 'no food or drink' rule, there are a growing number in Tokyo that offer high-quality coffee alongside curated retail products, so you can keep your shopping energy up.
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May 11, 2019
Yard Coffee & Craft Chocolate: It's all about the bean
At Yard Coffee & Craft Chocolate, father and son team up to bring bean-to-bar chocolate desserts and specialty coffee to Osaka's Tennoji neighborhood.
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Apr 13, 2019
Single O: Creating next-generation, climate-resilient coffees
Through its No Death to Coffee project, which launched in 2018, Single O and its Tokyo-based outpost, Single O Japan, hope to ensure there will always be enough coffee to drink sustainably in the future.
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Mar 9, 2019
Starbucks' Reserve Roastery Tokyo is a 'coffee wonderland'
Starbucks' 3,000-square-meter Reserve Roastery Tokyo goes above and beyond in embracing local Japanese design and aesthetics, not to mention an unwavering commitment to coffee.
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Feb 9, 2019
Sleep if you can: Tokyo's best cafe-hotel combinations
With the number of visitors to Japan continuing to grow, many hotels and hostels around the country have incorporated specialty coffee shops into their spaces not only to attract inbound visitors, but also to become more accessible, community-focused hubs for locals.
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Jan 12, 2019
35Coffee: An inspired partnership between coffee and coral
35Coffee is using the profits from its coffee sales to plant new coral across Okinawa Prefecture
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Dec 8, 2018
Kurasu: Yozo Otsuki's blend of coffee and lifestyle
Kurasu — a romanized rendition of the Japanese word for 'to live,' or 'lifestyle' — is a multifaceted business that combines an online shop, a monthly coffee subscription service, brick-and-mortar cafes in Kyoto and Singapore and, opening in Kyoto in December, its own roastery.
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Nov 10, 2018
Social Good Roasters: Balancing coffee and community
Social Good Roasters is a social welfare organization that specifically employees people with disabilities such as Down syndrome and autism and teaches them everything from how to sort unroasted coffee beans to the process of brewing and roasting.
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Oct 13, 2018
Jailhouse Coffee: Organic roasts 'to have fun with'
Founded in 2015, the playfully branded Jailhouse Coffee is an organic line of beans roasted in Queens, New York and sold throughout the U.S. — as well as Japan.
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Sep 8, 2018
At Glitch Coffee, a shared roast is a good roast
At Glitch Coffee & Roasters, founder Kiyokazu Suzuki imparts the art of roasting coffee beans to local shops through his share roasting program.
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Aug 11, 2018
Tokyo cafes serve up coffee with a side of cyclo-tourism
Although Tokyo's nascent cycling tourism sector is ostensibly aimed at inbound tourists, 'cycle cafes' are designed to create sustainable communities by combining coffee and culture.
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Dec 4, 2015
Coffee Amp turns the tables on Tokyo's imported coffee culture
For coffee lovers in Tokyo, the past five years have felt like a never-ending bonanza. Where once you might have trekked halfway across town to get a decent brew, now nearly every neighborhood seems to have its own micro-roaster or fancy coffee stand. Yet when Coffee Amp first opened in early 2010, at...
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Nov 6, 2015
Maruyama Coffee lets the beans explain themselves
From the hip barista conjuring latte art to the kissaten (traditional Japanese coffee shop) owner working an archaic siphon machine, there's a lot of fuss and theater involved in preparing coffee. So it can be hard to get excited about the French press sometimes. It's the saxophone of brewing methods:...
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Oct 2, 2015
Kyoto's Weekenders Coffee keeps customers on their toes
To get a sense of how much the Japanese coffee scene has evolved over the past decade, pay a visit to Weekenders Coffee. This specialty coffee shop in northeast Kyoto — which marks its 10th anniversary next month — ranks among the city's most essential destinations for discerning caffeine junkies....
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Sep 4, 2015
Roasted-on-the-spot coffee from Kyoto is going global
The five-story pagoda of Hokanji Temple has crowned the skyline of eastern Kyoto for more than a millennium — give or take the few times when it burned down and was reconstructed. Just down the lane from the current incarnation (constructed in 1440) sits a rather newer landmark, % Arabica, which has...
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Jul 31, 2015
High-tech iced coffee cools the summer heat
As the Japanese summer reaches its sweltering zenith, a steamy cup of coffee in the morning no longer seems quite so inviting. It's time to drop your inhibitions, and reach for some ice.
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Jul 3, 2015
Subtly subversive coffee in Tokyo's book district
There's a spirit of openness in the Tokyo coffee scene at the moment that's really quite refreshing. Rather than jealously guarding their secrets, the current crop of baristas and specialty roasters are talking, sharing and egging each other on.

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