S3E6. 近所きんじょのカフェ

はい、こんにちは 今回こんかいはポッドキャストのシーズン3の6回目かいめです。大阪おおさか最近暑さいきんあついです。なつ気分きぶんあかるくなるのでいいですね。先月せんげつ二人ふたり生徒せいとさんが旅行りょこう大阪おおさかたので、一緒いっしょ夕食ゆうしょくべにきました。とてもたのしかったです。

Hello. This is episode 6 of season 3 of my podcast. It’s getting quite warm in Osaka. Summer is good because it brightens up my mood. Last month two different students of mine came to Osaka on holiday, so I went out to dinner with each of them. We had a lot of fun.


I often go to cafes these days. I didn’t use to go to cafes very often because I thought it was a waste of time and money. However, when I am working at home all the time, it is sometimes difficult to take a break. On days when I have to work, even if I want to take a break, I can’t go that far. A café is just right for such a situation, because even just 30 minutes in a café makes me feel like I have gone far away from home.


There are many cafes near my house. Most of these cafes do jikabaisen. Jika (home/own-) means that they do it by themselves without using other services. Baisen (roasting) means roasting coffee beans. Therefore, the taste of the coffee differs from cafe to cafe. It is said that Osaka is the Japanese prefecture with the most cafes. It has even more than Tokyo. Coffee was popular in Osaka before World War II, and there have been many cafes there for a long time.


Making good coffee at home is a real pain, so cafes are convenient. Well, I think that’s it for today. See you next time and thanks for listening!