Shinjuku | 4 Must-visit Third Wave Coffee Shops

COSTA RICA SUMAYA HONEY-PROCESS

Third Wave coffee recently is so popular in Tokyo,  but what does it exactly mean?

Wave means “Movement”. First Wave is instant coffee that made consumer was able to easily access coffee daily at home or at the office. Second Wave came with the rise of coffee shops and growth in popularity of Seattle coffee chains such as Starbucks that we are now so familiar with. Third wave refer to people started enjoying coffee like a wine or craft beer. Coffee lovers became interested in the character of the coffee itself, such like where it’s from, who trades it, how it’s brewed and created, and who roasts it…and so on.

There are so many good third wave coffee shops in Tokyo. Here are 4 must-visits places of Third wave coffee in Shinjuku.

VERVE COFFEE  ROASTERS

VERVE COFFEE

VERVE COFFEE ROASTER from SANTA CRUZ opened their first shop in Japan since 2016, which is located in a new shopping mall “NEWoman Shinjuku”connecting to Shinjuku Station directly. An also they are gonna open their second shop soon in Kamakula.

They use fair trade beans which are roasted in California coast within 14 days. They emphasize  the concept that “COFFEE IS A FRUIT” that they provide customers with fruity- smelling fresh coffee.

COSTA RICA SUMAYA HONEY-PROCESS

The most popular coffee is “COSTA RICA SUMAYA HONEY-PROCESS“, which has flavor of dark chocolate and little bit sour‐sweet taste. It also taste good even cold.

LATTE CHOCOLAT VALENCIA

If you would like some milky  coffee, don’t miss the Tokyo limited menu, “LATTE CHOCOLAT VALENCIA“. The combination of chocolate powder and orange peel is perfect.

The shop is very closed to the station and bus terminal. And there are staff who can speak English, Chinese…and so on, that foreign customers are very welcomed to enjoy their time in their space with bright and good atmosphere.


Shop: VERVE COFFEE ROASTERS
Address: 2F, 5-24-55 Sendagaya Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Open: Everyday / 8:00 – 22:00
VERVE COFFEE ROASTERS official site

For more information→ Shinjuku Area Sightseeing Guide


PAUL BASSETT

PAUL BASETTE

Wanna try some good espresso coffee in Shinjuku? How about visit World Barista Championship winner Paul Bassett, which is located in the skyscrapers of Nishi-Shinjuku?  

PAUL BASETTE FLAT WHITE

They make espresso by the home-roasted beans. There are so many different coffee you can choose. The barista recommended “FLAT WHITE”, which is popular in Australia. It is an espresso-based coffee drink with microfoam floating on a single or double shot of espresso, taste like latte but more mild and creamy.

PAUL BASETTE BARISTA

It is also interesting to watch the barista makes latte art in front of the counter.

PAUL BASETTE 新宿

The shop is drenched in natural light from a big window ceiling. In addition, there is also a Italian restaurant in Paul Bassett. Customers can not only have good espresso drink but also have good meal here!


Shop: PAUL BASSETT
Address: 1−26−2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinju-ku Tokyo
Open: Monday~Friday / 7:30~20:30, Saturday / 8:00~20:00, Sunday and holidays / 9:00~19:00
PAUL BASSETT official site

For more information→ Shinjuku Area Sightseeing Guide


4/4 SEASONS COFFEE

 

all seasons coffee

4/4 SEASONS COFFEE (4/4 pronounced “all”) is a simple, designed, small but comfy coffee shop, which is near to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

all seasons coffee

all seasons coffee

They provide  hand-dripping coffee by well-curated selection of single-origin beans. The best recommended coffee beans is “COSTA RICA “Perla Negra”” sourced from the farm of Las Lajas. It is the limited micro lot coffee beans that creates a highly sought, premium coffee. In addition to coffee, they serve handmade desserts baked in store everyday. Besides, the staff here speaks English as well and there is also English menu. It is very popular among travelers from all over the world. Next time when you come to Shinjuku, do not miss to pay it a visit!


Shop: 4/4 SEASONS COFFEE
Address: 2-7-7 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo-to
Open: Monday~Friday / 8:00~20:00, Saturday, Sunday and holidays / 10:00~19:00
Close: Tuesday
4/4 SEASONS COFFEE official site

For more information→ Shinjuku Area Sightseeing Guide


Shinjuku Cafe | Tokyo Blue Bottle

BLUE BOTTLE SHINJUKU

Oakland’s Blue Bottle Coffee has been a hit since opening there first overseas branch in Kiyosumishirakawa, Tokyo. The success of Blue Bottle became a massive third wave coffee trends in Japan.

BLUE BOTTLE SHINJUKU 新宿

Last year they opened their third shop in the shopping mall “NEWoMan” in Shinjuku, which is connecting to Shinjuku station that people can easily visit. So, it is a nice choice when you feel tired after shopping all day.

BLUE BOTTLE SHINJUKU 新宿

They go through the blind taste repeatedly for evaluate peak flavor. Also, they hand-drip every cup of coffee meticulously. Furthermore, there are also original goods and coffee beans that is perfect for souvenirs.


Shop: Shinjuku Cafe | Tokyo Blue Bottle
Address: 4-1-6 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Open: Everyday / 8:00~21:30
Shinjuku Cafe | Tokyo Blue Bottle official site

For more information→ Shinjuku Area Sightseeing Guide