The third-wave coffee boom in Japan continues with Minedrip Coffee, which has opened on the rooftop of Shinjuku Lumine NEWoMAN.
NEWoMAN, which itself only opened in March, already has an insanely popular branch of Blue Bottle on its ground floor (go check out the crowds of people at weekends waiting to get their expensive drink).
Minedrip turns every customer into a barista since the novel concept for the coffee shop is self-drip: you essentially make your own cup of joe.
Minedrip is an online retailer of coffee beans and equipment, and also runs drip workshops. It will operate its self-drip pop-up shop at NEWoMAN until the end of November, featuring coffee supplied by nine roasters: And Coffee Roasters, Onibus Coffee, Glitch Coffee & Roasters, Coffee County, Sakai Coffee, The Wire Coffee Roasters, Trunk Coffee Roaster, Nagasawa Coffee, and Vide Cafetera.
The organizers partly funded the new pop-up through a crowdfunding campaign.