Freshly Roasted Coffee: KoenBench Cafe in Okayama

What’s up? It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce KoenBench Cafe in Okayama.

Freshly Roasted Coffee: KoenBench Cafe in Okayama

Specialty of this place is freshly roasted coffee. Let’s see how fresh it could be.

Here comes. It looks like a kominka (traditional Japanese house). Neat.

Step through the door, raw coffee beans await in the rack. It was my first time to see raw coffee beans. So it looks greenish before roasted huh. Interesting.

 

If you aren’t sure how each bean is like, take a look at this chart. You may find out what you like. You can drink inside the store as well.

 

 

This place mainly sells beans for take out but there is a little eat-in space as well. The owner starts roasting after we picked our beans, so it takes like 20 minutes. Make sure you got enough time.

Nice garden view. I totally forgot we were in central Okayama!

I also got a mousse along with my coffee. I don’t deserve talking about coffee really. So just to tell my thought, it smelled very different. I guess freshly roasted coffee can produce this aroma.

Perhaps fresh stuff isn’t always the best like meat and wine, etc., but I learned that fresh coffee totally differs. Very cool. I feel like trying aged coffee at Meijiya Cafe once again. Perhaps I could tell the difference now. Hehe.

Information

Name KoenBench
Access 2-1-17 Bancho, Kitaku, Okayama
Business Hours 10:00-19:00

Closed: Tuesdays

Contact 086-206-7612
Website https://www.koenbench.com/

 

Lastly

How do you find it? It was a whole new experience for me. I would like to go back sometime for sure.

See you around!

Organic Food Cafe in Okayama: Ito (Bizen City)

organic food cafe in okayama ito bizen city

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce an organic food cafe in Okayama called Ito this time.

Organic Food Cafe: Ito in Bizen City (Okayama)

Ito cafe is located in Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture. Just a few-minute walk from JR Mitsuishi Station. A nicely done kominka cafe. OK, why don’t we go investigate?

organic food cafe in okayama ito bizen city

 

It is run by a couple. The first impression I had was slow and relaxing. I like that.

organic food cafe in okayama ito bizen city

 

We came in for food actually. Today’s lunch and pizza lunch would be great. For pizza, we picked from standard margarita or soya sauce with veggies. Apparently it is cooked in oven made of bricks from the brick factory next door. Sounds neat! Today’s lunch was millet croquette and some other vegetarian side dishes. Yum. They seem to use only organic stuff.

organic food cafe in okayama ito bizen city

 

We couldn’t resist not to get a chocolate cake since we saw it on menu. It was super rich and a good pair with coffee. I preferred darker coffee for this personally but good good…

organic food cafe in okayama ito bizen city

OK, let’s call it a day.

Information

Name Ito -絲- organic food
Access 412 Mitsuishi, Bizen City, Okayama
Business Hours Open Fridays and Saturdays
​11:00-16:00
Contact 080-1448-2252
Website https://itobizen.wixsite.com/mysite

Lastly

How do you find it? It’s easy access by train. Nice to stop by on the way to Okayama or Osaka for tourists.

See you around!