Have you ever visited a ‘pure’ café? One which did not serve any food, not even a morsel of cake – only coffee, and pure black coffee at that.
We enter this café, dimly lit like a pub, possibly a beer tavern, wondering what we have gotten ourselves into. Could we really only simply drink coffee? Deep inside is a long bar where Japanese baristas from an age that had not heard of the term ‘hipster’ take their time with their brewing.
Old Grandpa here brews coffee using a flannel, with steady hands and his eyes on his handiwork. It’s a performance, and watching him at his craft is a pleasure.
Will we be able to drink the difference?
The beans they serve here are certainly special; many of their treasured lots are older than we are, aged from years to decades.
But still: will we be able to drink the difference?
The thick aroma of strong, black coffee; the vigorous flavours; the pleasure of knowing we are drinking a brew made from beans with more years than we share: we do taste the difference, and it is glorious.
We have visited a pure café and invite you to experience this too. Taste the difference, and may it be glorious.
Café de l’Ambre
8-10-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Mon-Sat 12pm-10pm / Sun 12pm-7pm