coffee

The restaurant where one of Japan’s last samurai lords ate now has a café with really good cake

If Kawai Tsuginosuke were alive today, he’d probably order the Special Plate dessert too.

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Pocky on the Rocks: A new (but also old) way to beat the heat with Pocky sticks at home【Recipe】

We may not have been around for this clever drink idea the first time around, but we are totally here for it now.

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Life after the band — how a former guitarist in a punk band became a fair trade barista

The story of how one guy decided to stick it to the man with coffee beans rather than punk music.

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Tequila comes to Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo with exclusive collaboration drinks

Espresso shots aren’t the only kind of shot at Starbucks now.

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Starbucks Challenge: How long does it take to visit all the branches in downtown Shinjuku?

Mr Sato puts on his walking boots to give us a whirlwind tour of all the Starbucks in one of Tokyo’s busiest areas. 

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Pettable Pokémon, transforming Mario ghost latte art made by amazing Japanese artist【Videos】

What, like anyone would be able to resist giving this guy a few belly pats?

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Starbucks vs. Tully’s — Is there such a big difference between Japan’s coffee giants?【Taste test】

We pit two of the most popular coffee chains in Japan against each other in our most caffeinated taste test yet!

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Sip on Starbucks at this secret lounge high above Tokyo

Escape the urban jungle in this new green oasis. 

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How to use the new floating hologram registers at 7-Eleven

Japanese convenience store chain lets us shop like we’re in a futuristic sci-fi movie.

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Is McDonald’s Japan’s new Godiva hot chocolate worth the relatively high price?

In a country where you can buy cheap drinks everywhere, expensive luxuries need to be worth the calories.

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Meet the Japanese grandma who manually operates vending machines in the countryside

A unique place where there really is a person inside the machine. 

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A hidden coffee gem: We indulge in a decadent coffee float at a Starbucks Reserve Bar

It’s half drink, half dessert, and full satisfaction.

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Starbucks adds a Matcha & Coffee Cream Pop to the menu in Japan

We try an elusive green tea cake made with marshmallows.

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Starbucks Japan’s festive customisation is almost too cute to bear

Add a dose of kawaii to your Frappuccino for a limited time.

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Starbucks releases new ice cream bowls for a limited time in Japan!

You’ll want to get in quick to nab this exclusive free present. 

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Tokyo kotatsu cafe wants to keep your legs warm and your coffee VERY cold

Nescafe combines Japan’s favorite warming furniture with chilled sweets and drinks.

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Tully’s Coffee Japan blends coffee with magic in their new Harry Potter collaboration

Their Magical Coffee Time tie-in appeals to the hearts of all Potter die-hards.

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Starbucks’ newest Chilled Cup drink comes with more coffee jelly than ever before

And you can only get it at Family Mart for a limited time!

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Kansai area people more genetically predisposed to liking coffee than elsewhere in Japan

Wake up and smell the genomes.

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Starbucks Japan welcomes autumn with Caramel Apple Rooibos Tea

There’s nothing boring about rooibos when it’s served like this.

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