If it weren't for coffee, I couldn't get coffee in the morning. Coffee gets me going. I need coffee to coffee my coffee. I love coffee. But, on this particular day, to be completely honest, I had maxed out on coffee. I never thought I would say this, but I couldn't drink any more coffee. I felt like I had been hooked up to a caffeine drip all day. I thought for sure that I would start breaking out in cold sweats from the amount of caffeine flowing through my system. My entire body felt like it was twitching.
Tokyo is the home of the pour over which means the city is filled with endless great coffee shops. I had heard great things about this one coffee shop called Fulgen, and it was my last day in Tokyo. I was over-caffeinated already, but I threw caution to the wind, and I went for it. With a very much twitching hand, I picked up the cup and touched it to my lips. The smells and the flavors that hit me were worth ever rise in my blood pressure.
Even still, if you are ever in Tokyo, make this a stop on your journey. The neighborhood alone is worth the walk. I found the coffee to be the best I had had in the city. I loved the coffee "bar" vibes and vinyl records playing on repeat. The ambience and decor were Nordic cool meets American casual with a touch of Japanese modern. It was everything I could possibly want from a coffee shop. But, what do I know? I was over-caffeinated.