Slideshow: Coffee in Japan: Seeking Perfection at Cafe Use in Tokyo

No This and No That
No This and No That
Signs on the outside window ward away cell phone users, smokers, and young children (no one under middle school age), while warning that you will not find espresso or cappuccino inside.
Roasting the Beans
Roasting the Beans
Atsushi Furuichi roasts small batches of beans so they'll be consumed while fresh.
The Menu
The Menu
The coffee menu comes in a wooden “book.”
Coffee Canisters and More
Coffee Canisters and More
Here’s an example of just some of the knick-knacks and collectibles to be found in all the nooks and crannies of the cafe. Coffee canisters feature a hand-drawn design.
Used Items at Cafe Use
Used Items at Cafe Use
Some of the seating is actually comprised of salvaged desks and chairs from a school. The cafe location itself is a former Chinese restaurant.
Coffee Counter Intelligence
Coffee Counter Intelligence
Counter seating offers the best chance to see the pouring technique and talk to the barista, who’s happy to do educate his customers.