Blue Bottle Coffee’s limited-time shaved ice dessert is exquisite

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

Kakigori, Japan’s beloved summertime sweet, gets a Blue Bottle makeover.

It’s been six years now since American coffee chain Blue Bottle Coffee opened their first branch in Japan, creating two-hour long queues to get into its shiny new store in Tokyo’s Koto Ward back in 2015.

Since then, the chain has been bringing out some special releases for Japanese customers, including a special pair of vending machines, and now they’re giving us their take on a popular Japanese dessert called kakigori.

Kakigori is a shaved ice dessert that people go mad for in summer here, when the temperatures soar and humidity levels

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