Never have we witnessed more love and attention put into a single cup of coffee. Twenty-five years ago, Ishihara transformed his home into a small coffee shop on an unassuming block far off the beaten path in Kyoto. His clientele is almost one-hundred percent regulars. Six days a week, he makes between fifty and sixty cups of coffee with an inspiring single-minded attention to detail: notice the hot water warming the cup, the carefully poured condensed milk, the way in which he lets the coffee grinds moisten before he pours. Watching this artist at work is one of life’s great pleasures.