About Caffeine86

Welcome to Caffeine86.

First and foremost, I am pretty much a coffee addict, thanks to Wellington.
If I were a car, I’d run on caffeine.

I moved to that windy city of New Zealand at the end of 2008, and was awestruck by the number of cafes that were open – and reasonably full! – in this small city with not-so-many people. Later I learnt that apparently it is the city with the most cafes per capita, and the most serious in the country about their baristas and espresso quality.

Unfortunately, 2014 was my last year living in Wellington (for now, hopefully, because I’d love to return there).
This fact drove me to keep a photo log of all the cafes I go to.
I started this blog on 24 April 2014, and I’ve been keeping it simple, mostly just with photos and minimum writing. This is because I’d like people to look at the photos and get their own feel of what the cafe is like, and build their own opinions and likings to it when they visit it in person.
My friend has asked me if I will be reviewing the cafes at all on this site…but the standard rule is that if it is on this blog, I approve.

I hope to continue this blog and show cafes of wherever I end up around the world.
Since January 2015 I am residing in Kyoto, Japan, so most of my recent posts are from that area.

Hope you enjoy!

Oh, PS: the number 86 hasn’t really got meaning…it’s just somehow my favourite.

Lisa Tahara
(last updated on 28 October 2017)


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