Bring the Best Coffee from Japan
Interview, Photography by Terrisa Yuan
|．Add: 7, Alley 6, Xin-Chong St.|
1. Why did you open this coffee shop?
While studying in Japan, I visited almost every coffee shop there. I was especially drawn to one of the shops there, which prompted me to open a store just like that.
2. Why here?
I like the neighborhood. The coffee shops here are more like friends than enemies. It’s like a coffee neighborhood.
3. How did you come up with the name?
It originated from the place I lived in Japan. I only changed one of the words because the elderly thought the original one, which was the number “four“ in Chinese, might bring bad luck. So I changed the number into six, the number of the alley in which the shop is located.
4. What do you remember the most at this cafe?
It’s a bit sad. I put a set of bear decorations in the restroom and it got stolen.
5. Who do you remember the most at this cafe?
Because I am a young coffee owner, some costumers criticize the way I make coffee. I would reply with a smile and appreciate their comments. There’s no right or wrong way of making coffee, I think.
6. What's your least favorite question from costumers?
7. What's your most memorable cafe?
I like Laku Laku, which is in the same neighborhood. I like the Japanese style. The coffee is good as well.
8. What food goes best with coffee?
I recommend out handmade cake. I learned the recipe from my Japanese friend. It has a solid taste wrapped with refreshing whipped cream. Such a perfect match for coffee!
9. Any food or beverage recommendation for foreigners?
Macha café latte. It’s our signature drink. We imported the macha from Japan.
10. Where is your favorite seat in this cafe?
Ｍy favorite is the wooden floor by the wall. The wall displays all that I’ve collected from antique stores and auctions.
11. What kind of music goes best with coffee?
There’s no definite answer. The café style dictates that, not coffee itself.
12. Recommendations for non-coffee drinkers?
White peach woolong tea. We use the Japanese brand: Lupicia, and the tea has a thick, fruity aroma.
13. What's your favorite coffee flavor?
I like Kenya AA for its strong smell and smooth taste.
14. When do you drink coffee?
It depends. On an average day: two to three cups.
15. How did you fall for coffee?
Looking at the coffee owners carefully brew the hand drip coffee was what draws me in.
16. What's the link between coffee and personality?
It depends, although one-third of our costumers, especially females, order our macha café latte.
17. What's the style of your store?
Comfort. That’s why we have a Japanese style room, in which people can sit on the floor and relax.
18. In one sentence, describe your cafe.
It’s a therapeutic café that wants you to have a cozy stay.
19. In your opinion, what makes Taiwan special?
People. We are especially nice to foreigners.
20. What's your favorite place in Taiwan?
Kenting. It’s like its own paradise.