We’re enjoying some coffee in New York this hot summer morning brewed with coffee beans from Bear Pond espresso cafe in Tokyo. We just received the beans via heavily sealed and re-sealed — and personally couriered — package from a friend who recently arrived from the Japanese capital. Bear Pond serves all kinds of coffees, but famously only serves espresso at its tiny Shimokitazawa cafe for two and a half hours a day. If you can’t get there during “espresso hours” another place you can find Bear Pond coffee is at the restaurant called On The Corner in Shibuya.
Coffee Bru is a cafe that takes its coffee seriously. Here at Global Graphica, we are admittedly coffee snobs, and we approve of Bru. The pour-over coffee here is exceptional and awesome. And the cafe’s interior design is a testament to making clever use of a small, unusual space to create a warm and beautiful indoor environment.