Image by Kazuo Yamamoto
With Tokyo residents developing quite the taste for the caffeine rich miracle drink, there are starting to be plenty of places to visit in Tokyo for coffee and major coffee chains like Komeda, Saza Coffee Co, and Miyakoshiya Coffee Co are setting their sights on the fair city. Bringing exotic blends and excuisite surroundings to the fore, hopefully this expansion will make Tokyo coffee drinkers all the more eager for their morning brew.
The 32 tables at a spacious log house-style shop were already filled shortly after 10 a.m. on a weekday. Families lounged in the comfy couches, lone customers read books and couples chatted about the day ahead.
Komeda Co.ís Mitaka-Kamirenjaku outlet, on a main road running from JR Mitaka Station in Tokyo, is one example of the influx into the nationís capital of popular coffee chains from other regions.
Three coffee chains plan to expand their operations in the Tokyo metropolitan area. They are trying to distinguish themselves by touting certain characteristics--a relaxing atmosphere, high-quality coffee beans or brewing technique.
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