A Shared Love for Coffee
Hi, it’s Derek from Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi. OK so what does coffee in Tsukaguchi have to do with teaching English in Japan? Nothing really, but coffee does come up as a topic in English lessons at my Tsukaguchi English school in Amagasaki. This is because of the love that I and many of my English students have for coffee. In fact, coffee is loved and enjoyed by many here in Tsukaguchi, Amagasaki in various forms. So for coffee lovers, I decided to write about some options you have to drink coffee here is Tsukaguchi if you come to Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi for English lessons or just visit Tsukaguchi. Let’s get started!
Some Shops Selling Coffee Near Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi
Inside Hankyu Tsukaguchi Station, there is a Nescafe coffee stand. Near the north exit of Hankyu Tsukaguchi Station, McDonald’s, DOUTOR and HOLLY’S Cafe all sell coffee as well. And there is AC Roastery near the south exit of Hankyu Tsukaguchi Station. All are conveniently located near Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi. Some of my Tsukaguchi English school students go to DOUTOR or AC Roastery before or after their English lessons. Some bring a cup of coffee from the shops to their English lessons. The owner of AC Roastery, Mr. Hayashi, used to take one-to-one English lessons with me at Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi! Mr. Hayashi also owns the Tsukaguchi personal training gym RIZING that I mentioned in my last blog!
Coffee Machine Drip Coffee at Convenience Stores
Also near the north exit of Hankyu Tsukaguchi Station, the convenience store 7-11 sells coffee in cans or other packaging. It also sells drip hot or iced coffee and sometimes latte from a coffee making machine that it has there which you operate yourself. To use the drip coffee machine, you pay at the cash register, receive a cup for your chosen drink and proceed to the machine to make your coffee. You simply need to place your cup and push a button to make your coffee. Then you add in condiments if you want any. It’s easy, quick, cheap and the coffee is good. Other convenience stores like Lawsons and Family Mart also usually sell such drip coffee in Tsukaguchi and other parts of Amagasaki. These days, I usually buy some several times a week to have with my lunch when I’m working outside.
There are many drink vending machines in Tsukaguchi and the rest of Amagasaki which sell several kinds of canned hot or cold coffee as well as other types of drinks. These days, I buy hot canned coffee several times a week at vending machines in Tsukaguchi when I work outside or when I’m teaching English in Tsukaguchi at Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi. It’s quick to buy and drink (not too hot), cheap, there is a large selection to choose from and the coffee is tasty. One cool thing is they sell coffee that contains half the usual amount of sugar. I usually buy that one as I think it’s healthier and find that it’s sweet enough. Recently I enjoy having it with chocolate almonds during a break time when I’m working outside. It gives me energy and it’s yummy too!
Coffee Shops at the Shopping Mall TSUKASHIN
About a 15-minute walk away from Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi, there is the shopping mall TSUKASHIN. TSUKASHIN coffee shops that I know are Starbucks Coffee, Tully’s Coffee, Hiro Coffee, Holly’s Cafe and AC Roastery. One of my Tsukaguchi English school students likes to go to Tully’s Coffee to read a book and relax. He says it’s less crowded there than at Starbucks Coffee. Another one of my English students who loves coffee likes Hiro Coffee there and sometimes buys me a bag of nice ground coffee from the shop. How nice! I often used to go to the Starbucks Coffee shop in TSUKASHIN and even made a Youtube video there a long time ago that you can enjoy by clicking here. If you go there now, I recommend the Starbucks cinnamon rolls and chocolate chunk scones heated up by the staff with nice hot coffee! Yummy! (^.^)
Take Your Pick
As you can see, here in Tsukaguchi, Amagasaki, there’s plenty of coffee so if you’re a coffee lover like me and many of my Tsukaguchi English school students, it’s a great place to be! So whether you come to Tsukaguchi for English lessons at Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi or just to visit, you’ll always be within easy reach of good drip coffee or canned coffee. Take your pick or even better, have both like I do! Enjoy! (^.^)