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  • Where Can I get a home setup in Japan??

    Hi, I Have moved to Japan- Osaka and no longer make coffee- but I miss it. Prob is- I cant find any place that sells decent machines. Im not looking to spend much- maybe around 600$aud. So for that price is the sunbeam cafe series the best? Anyone know a place that can ship to Japan? Coffee here really sucks. The only good place I ave found Is in the Diamaru dept store in Kobe- about 6bucks for an espresso! oh well...

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    Re: Where Can I get a home setup in Japan??

    After some judicious internet surfing I found this in Japan

    Paul Bassett located just of Shinjuku station.
    http://www.paulbassett.jp/index.html

    KK

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      Re: Where Can I get a home setup in Japan??

      The Paul Bassett shop doesnt sell equipment but you might be able to ask someone there where you might buy it. $600 wont get you much.

      An alternative is to buy a coffee syphon, as you are in the home of Hario:

      http://www.harioglass.com/

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        Re: Where Can I get a home setup in Japan??

        Originally posted by 7D776275757A6E681B0 link=1232672580/2#2 date=1232677423
        The Paul Bassett shop doesnt sell equipment but you might be able to ask someone there where you might buy it. $600 wont get you much.

        An alternative is to buy a coffee syphon, as you are in the home of Hario:

        http://www.harioglass.com/
        So the paul basset series isnt any good? Seriously, I have never used a home machine so I honestly dont know whats good. About how much do i need to to spend to make myself a decent espresso every morning and make the occasional latte art to impress my wifes friends? Im willing to wait and save....

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        • #5
          Re: Where Can I get a home setup in Japan??

          BTW, thanks for the replies

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          • #6
            Re: Where Can I get a home setup in Japan??

            You really need to budget for a decent grinder as well as a machine. Whatever quality is lost upstream can never be recovered, no matter how good the machine is.

            You can get a half-decent Sunbeam here, although I dont know if the appliance shops will post to Japan, and it would likely be expensive. At the Sunbeam level a comparable grinder will cost between $150 and $450.

            If espresso is not required then a grinder and a syphon, or similar would be a good choice.

            You could get away with total manual--a grinder and a presso", even shipped, should come in below $600, although a latte would require some extra work.

            Good luck.

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            • #7
              Re: Where Can I get a home setup in Japan??

              Originally posted by 1B2E393B0B332E313D30385C0 link=1232672580/5#5 date=1232806720
              You really need to budget for a decent grinder as well as a machine. Whatever quality is lost upstream can never be recovered, no matter how good the machine is.

              You can get a half-decent Sunbeam here, although I dont know if the appliance shops will post to Japan, and it would likely be expensive. At the Sunbeam level a comparable grinder will cost between $150 and $450.

              If espresso is not required then a grinder and a syphon, or similar would be a good choice.

              You could get away with total manual--a grinder and a presso", even shipped, should come in below $600, although a latte would require some extra work.

              Good luck.
              i definately need espressos! maybe ill contsct that jap version paul basset vsite and ask them. i figured that grinders would be easier to get here than machines- i could bed wrong..

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              • #8
                Re: Where Can I get a home setup in Japan??

                Just remember that any machine you might buy from Australia is going to be rated for 240v power, and I believe Japan is on 110v? Perhaps youd be better placed looking for something from the US if you cant find something in Japan.

                You might be able to find a silvia and accompanying grinder from a US store that can ship to Japan.

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                  Re: Where Can I get a home setup in Japan??

                  Originally posted by 61706170627C646377110 link=1232672580/3#3 date=1232711608
                  So the paul basset series isnt any good?  
                  Didnt say that. Just that I checked the link that KK provided and it didnt seem to mention coffee equip for sale. Ive been known to be wrong tho.

                  Originally posted by 70727E7676787F62110 link=1232672580/7#7 date=1232829848
                  I believe Japan is on 110v
                  100 volt actually

                  How long are you in Japan for PS? If its for quite some time, save up for a decent machine but do some research in the meantime.

                  I think the import option may be prohibitively expensive (see this link - note that the post was dated 2007)

                  I still recommend the grinder + syphon (or other manual equipment) in the meantime. But dont forget youll also have to source a place that sells freshly roasted coffee beans - Paul Bassett shop does have this at Y1200 per 200g bag (roughly AU$20).

                  You may have to be patient and get to know the place a bit better first.

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