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Siphon Coffee and Fukubukuro at Kurashiki Coffee

Kurashiki Coffee (????) - siphon coffee preparing

Hello world. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty! This time I would like to share one of our favorite cafes, Kurashiki Coffee and its Fukubukuro.

Kurashiki Coffee (倉式珈琲) sign outside

This cafe is a bit more like Kissaten (retro Japanese cafe). If you follow us on Twitter, you may have seen some pics of this place. Its specialty is siphon coffee which is….needless to explain? Anyways you will see how it is like in this post and also about Fukubukuro. OK, let’s get started!

kurashiki_coffee_siphon_coffee - secret

 


Kurashiki Coffee: Siphon Coffee Specialty Cafe

Well, it is a franchise cafe restaurant run by Saint Marc Group (Saint Marc is also a popular cafe restaurant from Okayama!) I didn’t know it until I searched about this company. Its name is Kurashiki Coffee but since it uses different Kanji characters to Kurashiki City (next to Okayama City), I’m not sure if it is related.

Enter Kurashiki Coffee

Kurashiki Coffee (倉式珈琲) Siphon Coffee Specialty Cafe: Front

As you enter the store, bunch of siphon dripper welcome you.

Kurashiki Coffee (倉式珈琲) Siphon Coffee Specialty Cafe: Cashier & Counter

Whoah. Shiny as crystals!

Kurashiki Coffee (倉式珈琲): Siphon Coffee EquipmentsCool, isn’t it? Of course these aren’t just display. They do use these for brewing coffee. I suppose not many cafes serve siphon coffee, but this store got it as a regular menu. Plus pretty reasonable (about 340 yen).

Siphon Coffee

I ordered their Kurashiki Blend Coffee (basically all coffee is served by siphon) and here it comes.

kurashiki_coffee_siphon_coffee

It reminds me of science class anyhow. Hehe. Now what? Well, no trick. Grab the handle and pour to your cup like this.

kurashiki_coffee_pour_siphon_coffee

It tastes pretty good. This coffee in the dripper is about for 1.5 cups. And it costs just 340 yen!

Tea Snack

We like their sweets as well. This is Azuki (red beans) hot sandwich. To be honest I’m not that into red beans stuff but I do love it. Dunno why, perhaps it works well with bread?

Kurashiki Coffee (倉式珈琲): Azuki Hot sandwhich

Some other Japanese or Western sweets are also available.

Kurashiki Coffee (倉式珈琲) : Sweet Potato-Azuki sweets

 

Fukubukuro from Kurashiki Coffee

Do you know what Fukubukuro is? It literally means LUCKY BAG.

American-version Maneki-nek (Beckoning Cat)
American-version Maneki-neko

Today, it is just special sale on the New Year’s Day (or holidays) most probably a give-a-way for good luck for business. It normally comes in a bag with stuff which would be more valuable than its actual (regular) price. Clothing, toys and electronics! Some stores even show what’s in the bags (that seems to lose the point though).

fukubukuro

<From Wikipedia>

I don’t think I have got one before, but this year I did! ….something very affordable though.

It was our visit at Kurashiki Coffee near the year end. We found this Fukubukuro available for pre-order. It was a bit unusual like I’d need to order and pick it up after the New Year’s day. Anyway it looked good, so I ordered one and got it after the holiday.

This is the one.

kurashiki_coffee_fukubukuro

It comes with 5 coffee tickets and 200 grams of coffee beans for 1,500 yen in total. As they say it would be worth more than 3,000 yen. Coooool.

kurashiki_coffee_fukubukuro_contents

Now we gotta go back to Kurashiki Coffee with these tickets . Hehe.

Lastly

Trip, Fukubukuro, it feels the holiday is really over (well, it’s almost Feb already). What’s next? Dah, it’s getting cold. We will spend more indoor.

See you around!



Yoshi (Mr. Wada)

I enjoy both indoor and outdoor stuff. Fishing in summer, Onsen( hot springs) in winter, and driving all year around!

http://the-wadas.com/

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