Latte Art Junkies – a coffee shop seeking the best from every cup
Sitting five minutes’ away from the Raiden Kitano-Hakubaichō Station, Latte Art Junkies Roasting Shop 2nd is all about “From Seed to Cup.” Looking to bring the best out of every cup, this specialty coffee stand is meticulous at every step of the process; whether it be selecting the beans, roasting them, or extracting the coffee.
Owner Onishi boasts an impressive history at latte art competitions both at home and abroad. With a great belief in himself, Onishi let us know that he only serves that which he can personally say with confidence is delicious. In order to always be able to serve freshly roasted coffee, Onishi utilizes Latte Art Junkies’ Kuramaguchi store as a roastery to roast beans twice a week.
Latte Art Junkies also pay attention to the water being used as well. Water that's been once passed through the instore filter is the only water used.
For their pour over coffee, they even go as far as to make sure only to use 92 ° C non-boiling water. Because of this, the coffee contains a higher sugar content and gives off a sharp after taste.
Aside from the coffee, another draw of this café is their vibrant interior. The café was apparently designed with the image of being somewhere you could see on a New York street. You can see this reflected in the unique artistic vibe the café gives off with its colorful cups, section of glass floor, and logo plastered walls.
If you’re looking for a New York-style café that serves up delicious coffee kept scrupulously fresh, then definitely check out Latte Art Junkies Roasting Shop 2nd