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    Paul Bassett In Japan

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    Has anyone been to any of Paul Bassetts Coffee Shops in Japan?

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    I havent but Id like too... :)

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    The main reason Im asking everyone is:

    Without doubting the baristas, that he has employed, skills. Do you think an espresso from there is worth 600 yen? Thats around $7 AUD.

    I would think that maybe a cap would be worth that much, maybe not an espresso.

    What does everyone think?

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    Ah, everysing wery wery espensive in Japan. ;)


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    I remember a glass of Coke cost me $7 a few years back. :(

    So its all relative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaffee Schnüffler link=1167482259/0#3 date=1167738225
    Ah, everysing wery wery espensive in Japan. ;)
    Hardly an appropriate comment in a forum which would be being read all around the world.

    Not the content but the way its expressed. :-?

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    Re: Paul Bassett In Japan

    meh Im asian and speak japanese. i take no offence

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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_short link=1167482259/0#2 date=1167733380
    The main reason Im asking everyone is:

    Without doubting the baristas, that he has employed, skills. Do you think an espresso from there is worth 600 yen? Thats around $7 AUD.

    I would think that maybe a cap would be worth that much, maybe not an espresso.

    What does everyone think?
    Havent been to Japan to be able to make the comparison with other stuff. How much does other stuff cost? How good is the coffee?

    Cheers,

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    Re: Paul Bassett In Japan

    Japan is very expensive to live in! But they enjoy a better quality of life than us Aussies. Just look at all them old people I had a laugh.


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    I dont know about that.
    I think their longevity is more related to diet than quality of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wushoes link=1167482259/0#8 date=1167742258
    Japan is very expensive to live in! But they enjoy a better quality of life than us Aussies. Just look at all them old people I had a laugh.
    Per a report by the Queensland government in 2006 "Compared with other OECD countries, life expectancy in Australia is very high. It is ranked fourth after Japan, Switzerland and Iceland with a difference of 1.8 years between Australia and Japan." (http://www.health.qld.gov.au/cho_report/documents/32048cover.pdf). Doesnt seem like theres much difference there for the quality of life, just the price of it! :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Metreo link=1167482259/0#5 date=1167738881

    Hardly an appropriate comment in a forum which would be being read all around the world.

    Not the content but the way its expressed. :-?
    If you are Japanese and offended, I apologize unreservedly.

    If youre not Japanese and still offended, lighten up. ::)

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    Re: Paul Bassett In Japan

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    I hadnt realised that everything was this expensive in Japan. I had only seen Bassetts site and seen the listed prices there. I guess the price makes sense compared to the coke price.

    Has anyone every had a coffee made by Bassett? or any other Barista Champs? more or less just interested. I guess there is no real point behind this post....just interested.

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    Im lucky enough to have a coffee from Hazel de los Reyes about once a fortnight when I go to buy my coffee.

    Shes always a pleasure to talk to and anything she makes me is superb.




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    "sou desu" threw me.

    Im glad I was close.
    My Japanese needs LOTS of work.

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    Re: Paul Bassett In Japan

    I spend half my life in Japan.
    Where is his cafe.
    I would rather pay 600yen there than 410 yen at starbucks Kansai airport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morningshot link=1167482259/15#17 date=1168049006
    I spend half my life in Japan.
    Where is his cafe.
    I would rather pay 600yen there than 410 yen at starbucks Kansai airport.
    Id expect char$$$ to pay me 410 yen to drink their swill ;) ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wushoes link=1167482259/0#8 date=1167742258
    Japan is very expensive to live in! But they enjoy a better quality of life than us Aussies. Just look at all them old people I had a laugh.
    They mostly live in apartments or townhouses, not gardens to speak of - unless you live in the rural settings. My daughter was there a few years ago and said she now appreciates where we live (Adelaide Hills).

    Japanese food is great though. I could handle Japan for awhile.

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    Re: Paul Bassett In Japan

    Bassetts site
    http://www.paulbassett.jp/

    Lengthy Japan only thread on CGeek.
    http://www.coffeegeek.com/forums/worldregional/australasia/271684

    A post on the last page of the thread, by kanchanfai mentioned that the Shinkuju stores prices were ~45% less than the Ginza outlet.
    http://www.coffeegeek.com/forums/worldregional/australasia/269931#269931

    There is a Japanese forum for coffee lovers, started by a CGeek, Murr. Wish I knew what was going on there, but I dont understand the language.
    http://www.coffeetown.jp/
    http://www.coffeegeek.com/members/Murr

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    http://cupofexcellence.org/AboutUs/TheBoard/KentaroMarayama/tabid/284/Default.aspx
    http://www.maruyamacoffee.com/

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    I consider him to be the Don Bradman of the CoE cupping world, not perfect but still friggin awesome...having missed 4 CoE cupping sessions. 23 out of 27 makes me wanna be his tongue... *:P :P ;) :D

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    Thanks for the info.
    I will on Tokyo next week in Shinagawa for a month a bloody hotel room, it will be a nice distraction

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucinda link=1167482259/15#19 date=1168050624
    Quote Originally Posted by Wushoes link=1167482259/0#8 date=1167742258
    Japan is very expensive to live in! But they enjoy a better quality of life than us Aussies. Just look at all them old people I had a laugh.
    They mostly live in apartments or townhouses, not gardens to speak of - unless you live in the rural settings. My daughter was there a few years ago and said she now appreciates where we live (Adelaide Hills).

    Japanese food is great though. I could handle Japan for awhile.

    No you cant....Japan is a very racist society pure and simple...very stuck in their ways. Of coarse I have a few Japanese friends from Japan and theyre very very nice....because theyre internationalised. Dont get me wrong....I major in Japanese and have been studying the language for over 9 years. I love the country, people and culture....but I hear of many things that may make you reconsider you above statement.....

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    Re: Paul Bassett In Japan

    Interesting point of view.

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    I spent a little time in Tokyo, predominantly the Ginza area, which is a very expensive place in which to be a tourist (luckily I wasnt paying!).

    Hotels were prohibitive, food outrageously costly -- I think it was something like $80 for a steak back then.

    And thats after forking out the $120 taxi fare from Narita airport.

    But, were it not for the building names and street signs being in Japanese (of course) the streetscapes were very much like being in Melbourne or Sydney.

    Unfortunately I have no recollection of the coffee, but consumed copious quantities of very agreeable beer.

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    Ive been there working 3 weeks on 2 off for five years, my deduction after that time is that they are racist, however, a lot of it seems to be based on being scared of foreigners and frankly Im not suprised. We are a pretty crass undiciplined lot in comparision. That is our strength, and their weakness, it frightens them and annoys us, I know which side of the fence I would prefer to be on!

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    yeah...someone needs to fetch the stick from up japans behind...tell em to loosen up...the younger generation has....theyre so american with their mtv and what not...

    its the older generation of japanese that hold very strict and traditional views...tattoos are even seen as taboo is japan (i was going to write my japanese essay on this topic, but decided to do it on whaling)...so is smoking in public...or even coughing in public (gotta wear a mask for that ;))


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    Yes, tatoos.
    I saw a former work colleague of mine last week and he showed me his new tat.
    Full back a la Yakuza.
    He is married to a lovely Japanese girl.
    He said shes not impressed.

    I dont know if his father in law knows about it yet. :o

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    I agree with morning shot on the racism thing. A family friend is currently teaching English in Japan and is having the time of her life. OGs fathers cousin was also a foreign diplomat for NZ there many years ago.

    We are all inherently racist in our own ways - basically it is a survival mechanism (survival of the species etc etc).

    As for tats - they are very very much a symbol of the criminal classes. So there will be a lot of suspicion around anybody with tattoos. I do not know how much that is changing though.

    My dream is to go and do some goju ryu study (karate) one day. Though they are sexist too and have issues with women who study MA.

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    Maybe if you find the right school.
    My master should be quite open to it as he has a lot of high ranking female students here.
    But you may be right and he may be subject to pressures over there.

    I know some of the guys have gone over and studied with him for some time and been welcomed whole heartedly and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
    I dont of any of the girls going but then it would be more of a problem I suppose for a woman to possibly make the trip unchaperoned.

    Have you studied much here?



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