'Beyond Coffee'

Nicolas Coldicott, writing for CNN Travel, recalls his time at the Irukaya coffee shop in Toyko:

Owner Hiroshi Kiyota keeps a blog on which he describes the kinds of people that will never set foot inside his reservation-only shop.

I’d read the website and studied the rules: no photos, even of the facade; no groups larger than two; order at least one drink per hour; no talking to Kiyota while he’s making coffee; no smoking; no mobile phones.

I could go on. The website does.

If I ever get to Japan, this place is definitely on the intinerary. I want that iced coffee.

(via Shawn Blanc)