How do you get a cup of coffee on the street in your country? As long as I see foreigners who don’t know well Japan yet, they tend to pop in major cafes like Starbucks or sometimes try to get a canned coffee at vending machines. But there’s one more way which is a quite common among Japanese for a cheap and tasty coffee of coffee.
It could be nothing to want more except for cheapness, tastiness and convenience
The way to have a cup of coffee in a convenience store is very easy and simple although it’s a bit different depending a store you choose. Most of the cases, you go to the checkout counter near the entrance to pay in advance while telling a shop staff to have your coffee size, type, and so on.
The price is basically from 100 Japanese yen which means you only need to have 1 coin. Just for reference, 1 US dollar is about 110 Japanese yen at the current rate. If you buy a cup of coffee at any cafe, it usually costs more than 200 yen at least.
Lastly, there’re three representative convenience stores named 7-Eleven, Lawson, and FamilyMart in Japan. One of the reason we can get something good quality one is their competitiveness for a long time. It might be interesting to compare those differences with your sensitive tongues. Have a good break with your favorite one!