coffee culture

95. – 99. Mango Six, Cofy Plz, I *Heart* Coffee, Coffeemama, Dal.Komm Coffee

95. Mangosix Coffee & Dessert (Gimhae)

95. Mango Six Coffee & Dessert (Gimhae) I first saw this somewhere in Gwangan, Busan, about two years ago. They had a self-serve froyo station, akin to those that were exploding all over the U.S. a few years ago. I wonder if that’s still a thing over there.


87. Lemon Tree Cafe (Random Weekly Review)

As a red-blooded American, I have occasionally been guilty of thinking the world revolves around the U.S.A. Go ahead, call me an Imperialist Asshole. I try to remind myself it’s not whenever this happens. But, in Korea, with American-style English being crammed in the brain of every child, a McDonald’s on every corner, and usually a Starbucks right next to it, it’s not always easy.

The popular music scene, however, is often a great way to remember. K-Pop dominates. Occasionally, too, a song from elsewhere in the world catches ROK ears, a song that barely registers, if at all, in the United States.

In the mid-1990s, that song was “Lemon Tree.”


83. – 86. Aco Coffee, Caffe Tiamo, Caffe Primo, Coffee of Dream

Do you know what I drank this morning? Coffee. And then, I had coffee.

83. Aco-Coffee (Gimhae). Can anyone tell me what the

83. Aco-Coffee (Gimhae). Can anyone tell me what the “aco” in Aco-Coffee is supposed to mean?


77. – 82. Cafe Icebean, Essentia, Pasta Farm, Eat, Coffee & Mobile, Take Out Coffee

Here are some more “not just coffee” entries. Whether it’s a bakery, dessert cafe, or even an eyeglass shop (or, an excellent flower shop), it seems everyone thinks they need to have coffee in the mix if they want to survive. That includes…


73. – 75. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, T&T’s Party Coffee & Cocktail, Cafe Adam’s

One friend commented on my mission to log “All the Coffee in Korea” as trying to count every grain of sand on the beach. Actually, he said this would be harder.


69. – 72. Hollys Coffee, Caffe One+One, A Twosome Place, 261 Street

All the Coffee in Korea (An Evolving List)

Would you like a little T'aegukki with your coffee?

Would you like a little T’aegukki with your coffee?

How much is “All the Coffee in Korea” anyway? That answer, to anyone who has walked this country’s occasionally wide, but often narrow streets, is about as obvious as a large, hairy, broad-shouldered waygookin is in a sea of small, curious hangookin children.

A lot (just in case the comment above didn’t make a lot of sense).


65. – 68. Dongnae Coffee Shop, Manna Dream, Funny Salon, Happy Coffee (Gimhae)

65. Dongnae Coffee Shop. This place, in the Yeonji Park lightrail station section of Gimhae, is so small and innocuous I didn't even notice it at first. But, they made me a decent cup of 2-shot Americano for a reasonable price.

65. Dongnae Coffee Shop. This place, in the Yeonji Park lightrail station section of Gimhae, is so small and innocuous I didn’t even notice it at first. But, they made me a decent cup of 2-shot Americano for a reasonable price.


51. – 54. Irang, The Venti, Caffe e Cibo, Crema (Busan)

51. IRANG Coffee and Brunch, Gwangan, Busan.

51. IRANG Coffee and Brunch, Gwangan, Busan.

52. The Venti, Jangsan, Busan.

52. The Venti, Jangsan, Busan.


47. – 50. Makimaki Roasters, Grangba, Chung Choon Cafe, Blue Windmill (Gimhae)

47. Makimaki Roasters. This is part of a group of I am assuming independent coffee shops, which include one called Another Coffee Company. I hope that name was given tongue-in-cheek.
47. Makimaki Roasters. My friend, Danielle, loves this place. This is part of a group of I am assuming independent coffee shops, which include one called Another Coffee Company.

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