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.
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 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
As you enter the store, bunch of siphon dripper welcome you.
Whoah. Shiny as crystals!
Cool, 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).
I ordered their Kurashiki Blend Coffee (basically all coffee is served by siphon) and here it comes.
It reminds me of science class anyhow. Hehe. Now what? Well, no trick. Grab the handle and pour to your cup like this.
It tastes pretty good. This coffee in the dripper is about for 1.5 cups. And it costs just 340 yen!
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?
Some other Japanese or Western sweets are also available.
Do you know what Fukubukuro is? It literally means LUCKY BAG.
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).
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.
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.
Now we gotta go back to Kurashiki Coffee with these tickets . Hehe.
Find Kurashiki Coffee near you here.
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!