Tag Archive 'japan_cafes'

South Korea’s fetishized coffeeshops: it ain’t just San Francisco

Posted by TheShot on 30 Dec 2010 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

There ought to be a law. An Internet law at least. And it goes something like this: take any silly idea, add cats, and multiply your popularity by 10,000. We swear if we instead remade this Web site as CoffeeCatRatings.com, we’d be peddling endless holiday calendars, photo T-shirts, and immensely popular YouTube videos with no […]

Where Tokyo Grabs a Coffee … that doesn’t come with a pull tab

Posted by TheShot on 13 Jul 2009 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Despite Japan’s public reputation for drinking coffee from cans spat out of vending machines, yesterday’s New York Times‘ Travel section listed a few notable specialty coffeehouses: Heads Up – Where Tokyo Grabs a Coffee – NYTimes.com. A number of these coffeehouses qualify as what we previously noted as kissaten: good coffee of distinguished pedigree at […]

Japanese consumer fad of the minute?: Newly harvested coffee beans attracting attentions

Posted by TheShot on 21 Feb 2008 | Filed under: Beans, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

Japanese consumer fads notoriously have about the same lifespan as mayflies — or a Rudi Giulliani presidential campaign, whichever comes shorter. However, here’s one we had not heard of before until seeing this in today’s The Daily Yomiuri: Newly harvested coffee beans attracting attentions : Arts Weekend : Features : DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily […]