Category Archives: Coffee

At Starbucks, Naebo Aeon Shopping Mall, Sapporo

Music and chatter in the background. On the “street” in front, people pass by, reminding me of a sidewalk cafe years ago in Mexico City’s Zona Rosa. The main difference, aside from language, is no coffee with cinnamon here.  

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The Mastodon

Just outside the front row of tables in my favorite coffee shop, a lifelike mastodon ambles up and stops, its trunk extended to a little boy. Curious, the boy reaches up and touches the tip of the huge animal’s trunk. … Continue reading

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Why Bother?

  Made from decaffeinated espresso and soy milk, it looks great, but the spark is missing.  

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