Be Your Own Barista: KOFFEE MAMEYA

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Be Your Own Barista: KOFFEE MAMEYA

In any city in the world, one doesn’t have to look hard to find a good cup of coffee. But, at home, one’s technique may not match the barista’s skills. KOFFEE MAMEYA has taken on the challenge to put an end to that and teach people how to make a cup of the steamy dark stuff with pride. Starting as a coffee bean store earlier this year, KOFFEE MAMEYA sells beans from five distinct roasters, helping instruct patrons how to select the one most suitable to individual palates. Then, teaching the intricacies of brewing the perfect cup. “Every bean and brewing method can bring out the flavors one seeks. We believe it’s the role of the barista to teach this,” says the owner Eiichi Kunimoto. Any question is welcome at the “study desk,” where baristas provide key tips on how to brew one’s perfect cup of coffee.

KOFFEE MAMEYA
Address: 4-15-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-5413-9422
Access: Omotesando
Opening hours: 10am-6pm
Closed: Irregular
© Atsuko Toyama As a purveyor of beans, the shop has no dining space. However, they do sell takeout filtered coffee and espresso.
© Atsuko Toyama Nestled on a quiet residential street off the main strip, KOFFEE MAMEYA stands out with its striking black exterior. The design is minimalist, which adds to the atmosphere.
© Atsuko Toyama At any given time, the shop offers around twenty different bean varieties. Their packaging gives the customer a feel for their attention to detail through its texture and color, which evokes the sense of deep roasted coffee.
© Atsuko Toyama The staff provides tips based on one’s preferences, tools, and how one drinks coffee at home.
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