Whatever reservations one may have about the quality of convenience stores in their home country, it doesn't take a very long trip throughout Japan to have those put to bed. Many who have spent time in the country know them to be a dependable oasis for not only surprisingly high quality meals on-the-go, but also providing services such as concert ticket purchasing and even bill payment.
You can count CBC News and Olympics reporter Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) among the new conbini converts. The reporter was delighted to find out that the Tokyo hotel he was stationed at had an 7-Eleven attached to it, making his newfound obsession just a stone's throw away from covering the Tokyo Olympics.
In search of coffee, Heroux began to document his visits to 7-Eleven on Twitter, where he's now been inundated with remarks of jealousy, tips, and surprise from those who couldn't be in Tokyo this summer, as well as gratitude from Japanese locals.
The world of 7-Eleven coffee seems to have sparked the initial flame for Heroux, with the reporter saying "the place is bursting with everything you could want and more. As many know, coffee is an essential part of living for me. That iced coffee selection is out of worldly. And the machine-made lattes I get every morning are surprisingly great." in a piece he wrote for CBC.
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