When Sprudge tells you to visit Streamer Coffee Company, you listen. It is a no brainer. Not only that it is a home for Hiroshi Sawada, the winner of 2008 Free Pour Latte Art World Championship, it is also built on stacks of container construction. Added to that, the fact that they quickly grew to be one of Tokyo Best Coffee shop. To not visit them is a regret.
Unlike the spacious Shibuya branch, this Shinjuku outlet is built on vertical capacity. The first floor is where they brew the coffee. The second and the third floor is where you can enjoy your coffee on bar tables and large leather sofa with hip hop music playing on the background. It is minimalistically comfortable, quiet and makes a great Instagram spot with all the natural light coming in from the wall size windows.
A visit to Streamer Coffee is not complete without getting one of their famous lattes. If you’re lucky you might have Hiroshi-san make his signature triple rosetta for you. I tried their seasonal Big Apple latte which is available only during Fall / Autumn. The beautiful latte art indicates the well prepared espresso & milk. Tiny bubbles with thick and rich steam. A dedication that might pass down from the owner himself or maybe it just runs in most Japanese blood.
It still amaze me the amount of dedication they put on a single subject that they are passionate about like Shirohige Totoro Cream Puff here. In the case of Streamer Coffee, they go the length of roasting their own beans on a 40-year-old Probat and deliver it fresh on a daily basis. Not stopping at that, this outlet is also a Barista Pro Shop in collaboration with Espresso Parts.
Enough admiration, now back to coffee. My latte was perfectly enjoyable for me on a cold autumn day. The extra hint of apple makes it even more soothing. I spent a good hour here at Streamer and come back for another cup of joe a few days after. When something pulls you to return you know what that means. I guess Streamer Coffee lives up to the hype.
To all coffee drinkers, cheers!
Streamer Coffee Harajuku
English: 3-28-19, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Monday – Friday 9AM – 6PM
Saturday, Sunday, Holiday 12PM – 6PM
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Streamer Coffee Shibuya
1F 1-20-28, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Monday – Friday & Holiday 8AM to 6PM
Saturday & Sunday 11PM – 6PM (Saturday, Sunday)
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