Osaka's Coffee Poet - A Café Where Every Drop Counts

Osaka's Coffee Poet - A Café Where Every Drop Counts

"The Munch" café in Yao, Osaka Prefecture, is renowned for its exceptionally crafted coffee, where a single cup can take up to an hour to brew. The proprietor, 79-year-old Kanji Tanaka, uses an unconventional method involving up to 100 grams of beans for just 30cc of coffee, significantly more than the standard ratio. His dedication to coffee is akin to his passion for writing poems, aiming to offer a transcendent experience without any bitter aftertaste. Despite high prices and fewer customers, Tanaka persists in his craft, even introducing "aged" coffee to his menu, a unique concept that has attracted global attention. Tanaka's commitment to quality over quantity has inspired others, as seen in the story of his apprentice who now runs his own café. "The Munch" operates almost around the clock, serving as a haven for those who seek a moment of perfection in their cup.

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