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Old Jul 20, 17, 9:56 am
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I'm trying to recall a single hotel that has had good, much less excellent coffee, and I am struggling. Even the FS Marunouchi.

Most espressos/espresso-based drinks are just simply not good. At all. And drip/pour-over/French Press are usually worse.

I do remember enjoying Vietnamese Iced Coffees at Amanoi, but then those are basically desserts.
Originally Posted by scented View Post
Luxury hotels should be better at these things than the little coffeehouse around the corner. But it's often the opposite!
I can't say I'm surprised, actually. It's the difference between shops with focus and care, and (in a lot of cases) passion and precision, versus ... well, not that. We seek out third-wave spots in almost every location we visit, to try and "get our fix".

I will say, for some reason it never even crossed my mind to ask a hotel to provide my the tools to brew my own. Perhaps I should ...
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