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UCC Coffee Museum – Kobe, Japan

UCC Coffee Museum Learn the History of Coffee with Tasting included I heard about the UCC Coffee Museum through a blog post. It sounded like a good hands-on opportunity to further my knowledge in coffee production and tasting. I presumed there would be a cafe there too, but I was pleasantly surprised at the quality… Read more »

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Brooklyn Roasting Company – Namba

Brooklyn Roasting Company – Namba Brooklyn comes to Minami On a visit to Brooklyn Roasting Company in Kitahama, I noticed a blackboard at the front of the store advertising a new shop, Brooklyn Roasting Company – Namba. I thought it would be exciting to check out a new branch, so I set out during the… Read more »

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Namtastic Gourmet and Cafes

Namtastic Gourmet and Cafes Recommended Cafes in Kansai Brooklyn Roasting Company Series Brooklyn Roasting Company Kitahama Brooklyn Roasting Company Expo City (Suita) South Swell (Hommachi) Brooklyn Roasting Company Namba Takamura Wine and Coffee Roasters (Higobashi) UCC Coffee Museum – (Kobe) Northshore Cafe and Dining (Kitahama) PompomPurin Cafe Osaka (Umeda Hankyu) Mondial Kaffee 328 Mondial Kaffee 328… Read more »

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Huawei Nexus 6P RAW Photo Test – Edited in Snapseed

This is a comparison of two photos taken on a Huawei Nexus 6P. One is a jpg straight out of the camera, and one was developed from a RAW file using the mobile app Snapseed. Since Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android phone cameras can take photos in RAW format. On the Nexus 6P, the default Google… Read more »

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MaoMaoTV – The Richest Ramen in Japan

MaoMaoTV – The Richest Ramen in Japan This was actually the first video I filmed with MaoMaoTV, Mao’s introduction to her favourite Ramen shop in Kyoto. Mao speaks in Chinese in the video, but she adds subtitles in English and Japanese in editing. I don’t understand Chinese, so while we were filming I didn’t really… Read more »

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PomPomPurin Cafe Osaka ポムポムプリンカフェ 梅田店 阪急三番街

PomPomPurin Cafe Osaka ポムポムプリンカフェ 梅田店 阪急三番街 If you’re looking for a fun cafe with a cuddly Japanese pudding character, look no further than the PomPomPurin Cafe in Umeda, Osaka. ポムポムプリンカフェ 梅田店 阪急三番街 PomPomPurin is a character created by Sanrio, the creators of Hello Kitty. I thought he was a big pudding who enjoyed eating himself, much like Anpanman. However,… Read more »

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Brooklyn Roasting Company – Expo City (ブルックリンロースティングカンパニー) ららぽーと EXPOCITY店

Brooklyn Roasting Company – Expo City (ブルックリンロースティングカンパニー) ららぽーと EXPOCITY店 I first visited Brooklyn Roasting Company in Kitahama, and after liking it I also visited South Swell in Honmachi. After talking to the friendly staff, they mentioned they were opening a new shop at the Expo City shopping and entertainment complex in Suita, Osaka. You can… Read more »

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Brooklyn Roasting Company Kitahama ブルックリン ロースティング カンパニー 北浜店

Brooklyn Roasting Company Kitahama ブルックリン ロースティング カンパニー 北浜店 The Brooklyn Roasting Company is a trendy cafe in Kitahama, Osaka. You can access Kitahama from Yodoyabashi station on the Mido-suji subway line, or it’s a leisurely 20minute walk from Osaka Umeda. The layout is nice. There’s an embedded flower shop to the right as you walk… Read more »