Saturday, January 26, 2008
Kopi Luwak in Japan
Regular readers of the Legare's blog might be interested to know that my local coffee shop — Hiro's Coffee — has started carrying Kopi Luwak. They're charging 3,600 yen for 100 grams, which is about $35.00 for about a fifth of a pound. Hiro's is, in fact, a chain, but each outlet has it's own roasting machine and they roast on site. They offer a wide variety of coffees, many of which are fair trade and/or organic coffees. The most interesting thing about Hiro's is that it still operates based on the older model of Japanese coffee shop and it serves no espresso drinks, only vacuum-brewed coffee (it does, however, stock espresso blend).
Posted by Trane DeVore at 6:54 PM