WHY To sit in front of a row of siphons, sip coffee and talk to the owner about the body, flavor and other qualities of every coffee he offers. Try the latte flavored with crushed almonds.
WHAT Why would a coffeehouse not open until 10 a.m.? Owner Ray Sato says because in the early morning, people are just slamming their coffee and hurrying on. He wants his patrons to relax and give their cup o’ joe their full attention. And they do, sampling meticulously prepared coffee brewed from a variety of organic, local and/or fair-trade beans. The Japanese-influenced setting is serene, and there’s free validated parking.
WHO People who obsess over their beans.