Shinjuku Station Tokyo Japan

Despite quite ill, Nothing was going to hold me back from venturing out to hit the cafe up in Tokyo… Verve Coffee Roasters at Shinjuku Station Toyko Japan had only open a week or so before I got there and already they were doing a roaring trade being located in the heavy foot traffic location of the train stations new extension.

Keeping in true Verve style the cafe has a similar look and feel as Santa Cruz but with a Japanese influence of course.. I also had the honor of meeting the Head of Barista Training – Edward O’Hickey – Awesome dude.. loved jiving and geeking out with him..

This cafe is worth tracking to find.. Big Thanks for my good friend Jen from the Little Black Drink for the last minute Sprudge article heads up and letting me know of the new cafe opening!


Hello, this is Tim coming to you again from Coffee Geek TV. Listen, I’m a little under the weather, Taken one for the team right now. So I apologise in advance if I am a bit nasal. My minds a bit all over the place.

I have literally just found out about this place called Verve. I’ve come this way after being tagged in My good Friend, Jen, who lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia who came across the article and mentioned I was just in time to visit the cafe, I said “awesome.” She is a good friend and a fellow coffee geek So, a big shout-out to you, Jen.

Verve started in Santa Cruz, California. The owners came to Tokyo to set up cafe outlets. They have American influences, but still retain their Japanese feel and culture. This outlet is located at the Shinjuku station near the new south entrance. You must make sure that you come go all the way to the other end of the station. This station is the busiest place I’ve been to in my life.

It’s worth coming out here because these guys are fine tuning everything they do. They have kept their pour over down to three coffees. There is the Alexander Martinez from Honduras, the Karogoto from Kenya and the Elida Estate Green Tip Geisha. I am drinking the Kenyan coffee at the moment.

I’d prefer the coffee not to be in paper cups which distort its taste. But I’m not complaining. I think that they’ve done very well. The coffee has fruity elements, and they pour very nice portions. If you are ever in Tokyo, do check out this place.

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A very rare 5 stars but they’re ideally located and the coffee is awesome!

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