Spilling the Beans at a Coffee Stall *RERUN
Two brothers in their 70s operate this unpretentious street stall that has only one item on the menu – coffee. The stall is set up each evening in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, and has been a popular haunt for locals and visitors for almost half a century. Among the customers we met were: a successful psychiatrist who runs several hospitals; a company employee who always ends his week here; and a man who has been coming here since he was a little boy. For three days, we asked the customers about what makes this stall so special, and why they keep coming back.