Tokyo Tip

Screenshot of someone else’s order, a latte with extra foam.


Dear fellow Starbucks drinkers,

Don’t be ashamed. It’s okay. We default to Starbucks at one point or another. Especially, when exhausted from traveling or in a foreign land where you don’t speak the language. How can you not? Starbucks is familiar. The menus are mostly the same world wide.

Good news is that Starbucks in Japan is tastier than the ones in the US. The beans don’t taste burnt. Or as burnt, to be accurate.

So if any of you happen to be in Japan and like your drinks with extra-foam, the Japanese term for extra-foam is ‘foam-y’ when you order. Learned something new so I thought I’d share, too.

You’re welcome.

Your friendly neighborhood Japanese


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