Ogawa Coffee is brought to you by a team of coffee artisans from Kyoto, Japan. I ventured down to Milk Street in Boston after seeing some impressive #LatteArt shots on Instagram, but in reality the experience goes way beyond coffee art.
The café itself is stunning – sky-high ceilings, filled with natural light, and with beautifully simple, iconic furniture pieces. There is additional seating on the wooden bleachers that afford a great view over the coffee bar too.
But no one who visits is taking photos of the interior (sadly), because Ogawa has become well known for its incredible latte art that just begs to be Instagrammed. In fact the barista training at Ogawa is overseen by the 2010 World Latte Art Champion, barista Haruna Murayama, who relocated to Boston from Kyoto, bringing with her the artistry and technical skill that has become synonymous with Ogawa lattes. Haruna’s designs even change with the seasons!
Even the “normal” coffees are crafted to perfection – Kalita Pour Over and AeroPress are served in hand-painted Kiyomizu cups, designed to enhance the taste of coffee, making Ogawa the ultimate spot for coffee snobs.