28 Jun '16, 4pm

Sawada Coffee: Tokyo Visions In Chicago's West Loop

Sawada Coffee: Tokyo Visions In Chicago's West Loop

Hogsalt and Sawada came together out of persistent luck, and his caring touch is exactly what helped bring the concept of Sawada Coffee to life. Brendan Sodikoff and Jean Tomaro of Hogsalt were in Japan—fantasizing about starting their own coffee shop in Chicago—and sought out Sawada’s Streamer Coffee Company cafe for inspiration. They were in awe of the quality and beauty of the team’s coffees, even without Sawada present. Once back Stateside, they reached out, translating their note to Japanese. Unsure of exactly how to begin a coffee shop, the two were positive of one thing: they had to have Sawada train their staff on how to do it properly. He agreed, came to train, and was blown away by the quality level of food and service for which the Hogsalt restaurants were known.

Full article: http://sprudge.com/sawada-coffee-101238.html

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