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Tokyo Coffee: Grinding in the Pandemic Brews a July Release

Tokyo Coffee: Grinding in the Pandemic Artwork

While barista games (like Coffee Talk and Necrobarista) aren’t uncommon, developer Heaviside Creations is looking to create a game more grounded in reality. The reality: the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo Coffee: Grinding in the Pandemic launches on PC via Steam sometime in July.

Calm your customers during the troubling times as shown in the trailer below:

Tokyo Coffee: Grinding in the Pandemic follows you, the owner and star barista at a Tokyo cafe in 2020. Through a first-person perspective, you will go through the various steps of making coffee, from choosing the beans to grinding them, and more. Depending on your blend, your customers might unwind and vent their fears and frustrations.

For more, here is the coffee-brewing simulator’s Steam synopsis:

Looking back, what happened in the COVID-19 pandemic might be a nostalgic memory now… The suspense of not knowing how society will change day by day. The cynicism toward an indecisive country. The sense of urgency for action and the fear of catching the virus. Reminisce the pandemic with the fragrance of coffee by your side.


Tokyo Coffee: Grinding in the Pandemic is set in 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the owner and barista of a cafe, experience what the COVID-19 pandemic was like in Tokyo.
Both the staff and the customers have a lot of concerns about the pandemic. Even the cafe has to follow the COVID-19 guidelines.

Despite all of this, there is still some respite brewing delicious coffee. Depending on the coffee you brew, the customers may open their heart to you. Sometimes, you may even have to go against restrictions and secretly open the cafe at night….!


Play as the star barista of the cafe.
The coffee-making simulation in this game is for all you coffee-lovers out there. Choose the type of beans, grind them, let it bloom, and extract the flavor. Not to fret if you haven’t brewed coffee before. The system is designed to guide you through the brewing process. Enjoy the art of making coffee!


There are various characters from all walks of life representing the different experiences during the pandemic, ranging from an office worker, an athlete, a nurse, a conspirator…
We hope that you will get some closure when you meet a character you can empathize with.

Will Tokyo Coffee: Grinding in the Pandemic be a chill time, or will the early days of the pandemic make things a little too real? Stay tuned to RPGFan as we learn more about the game once it comes out next month!

Tokyo Coffee: Grinding in the Pandemic Screenshots

Source: Gematsu

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Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper is a news writer for RPGFan. He has an unhealthy obsession with the Xeno franchise, especially Xenosaga. He runs a podcast about the series in his free time and sometimes works on fan projects. Tyler would die happy if Xenosaga Episode IV was announced. Besides Xeno, Tyler enjoys watching anime, his favorite being Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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