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Shops to Make Connoisseurs Groan Opening One After Another in the Coffee Town of Kiyosumi-Shirakawa

Coffee roasters and coffee shops are opening one after another in the Kiyosumi-shirakawa area with its laid-back, old Tokyo feel. The pioneer was The Cream of the Crop Coffee, which opened in 2012. It was the only place at the time that was mainly a roaster, and became popular through word-of-mouth. Today, we introduce some leading roasters and cafes, including those that are a part of an overseas chain and those run by locals, that are making their appearance in the eastern part of Tokyo.

From Roasting to Brewing First Hand at The Cream of the Crop Coffee Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Roaster


This is a roaster managed by the company that runs the chocolatier, Pierre Marcolini. There is a roaster in a space that was converted from a factory, and an adjacent area where five or six different types of specialty coffee are brewed. You can enjoy the aroma and taste of freshly-roasted coffee.


Enjoy pour over coffee (small 450 JPY) made with beans roasted in the latest machinery that can grind up to 35kg at a time and maximizes the beans' unique characteristics.

<Coffee Data>Roasts their own beans? Yes; Selection of coffee beans: 5 - 6 / Ethiopia (light roast), Costa Rica (medium roast), Kenya (medium roast), Indonesia (medium roast), etc.

The Cream of the Crop Coffee Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Roaster

4-5-4 Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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