The coffee situation is changing on Milk Street and with be the first U.S. location for Ogawa Coffee. 10 Milk Street owned by Synergy Investments landed the Oqawa Coffee headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Boston was their first location based in part to the similarities such as rich history, college students and international visitors.
According to a Boston University professor and author of the book Coffee Life in Japan, Japan is one of the world’s top three consumers of coffee, along with the United States and Germany, and it brews its coffee the strongest, Viser wrote. In Japan, brewed coffee is the main focus; the October 2014 Globe article surmised that the forthcoming Ogawa will offer more espresso options to cater to the Boston-area market.