Famous Kyoto-Based Coffee Shop Debuts in America

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Fans of Kyoto, Japan, get ready. The first % Arabica coffee shop in the U.S. opened in Dumbo, Brooklyn today.

The main store was founded in Hong Kong by Kenneth Shoji in 2013 and debuted in Kyoto the following year. It's since gained popularity.

Eater calls % Arabica "Japan's cult-favorite hit coffee shop" for its speciality coffee, modern design, and huge queues at its 87 outlets in 17 countries.

Residents and visitors of Brooklyn's Dumbo district may now try the Japanese coffee brand's roasts. % Arabic DUMBO Roastery is on Old Fulton Street.

They come from modest farms. Kyoto's coffee shop will serve espresso, Chemex brew coffees, specialty cocktails, and sweet and savoury pastries from SoHo's Balthazar.

Just steps from the East River shoreline, the Brooklyn shop will offer some of the same features as % Arabica sites across the world. Clean white aesthetic, white neon sign, and counter seating.

The Brooklyn cafe will include a custom Slayer espresso machine, Probat roaster, and Tornado King roaster.

This way, people don't wait long for their coffee. Other beverages include affogato, matcha latte, Spanish latte, and lemonade still.

The % Arabica DUMBO Roastery is open everyday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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