Tokyo Coffee: Grinding in the Pandemic launches in July

Tokyo Coffee: Grinding in the Pandemic

Heaviside Creations has announced a release window for Tokyo Coffee: Grinding in the Pandemic is set for this summer.

Tokyo Coffee: Grinding in the Pandemic is launching for Windows PC (via Steam) sometime in July.

First announced in 2022, the game is set during the Covid-19 pandemic, where a coffee shop in Tokyo is struggling to cope with the lockdowns and the virus itself. However, the player is still ask to run the coffee shop despite the challenges.

If you served a customer coffee, they may trigger a conversation with you. Different kinds of customers such as Office workers, athletes, nurses, even conspiracy theorists and anti-vaccination activists might show up.

Heaviside Creations are also behind the dungeon simulator game RPG called Live in Dungeon in 2021. The game combines RPG elements with livestreaming reactions from NPCs.

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus a new trailer:

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.



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