Coffee With Seoul

Let's face it, many of us live our lives around our daily caffeine fix and our team is no exception (just ask any one of us before our first cup of coffee!). Whether it's a cold brew, cappuccino or iced soy latte, we're always on the hunt for our next cup of joe. In many cases, we find ourselves gravitating to brew-masters who have not only perfected their craft, but have infused that careful eye for detail in creating the perfectly designed environment. This seems to hold more true during our travels to new cities and destinations as we plan our itineraries around specialty cafes in our search for the best caffeinated and designed spot (yep, our customized Google map itineraries can vouch for that).

Recently, we took a trip to one of our favorite destinations, Seoul, Korea and it was apparent that coffee culture runs supreme. Every block was dotted with coffee shops--from mainstream brands to boutique independent retailers. 

Here's just a few of our favorite spots we visited who mastered the perfect blend of quality coffee and cool design. 


Caffe Cappuccino

Roaster: Anthracite
Neighborhood: Gangnam

A mix of industrial finishes create a bold environment to complement its urban surroundings.

A mix of industrial finishes create a bold environment to complement its urban surroundings.


Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

Roaster: Intelligentsia
Neighborhood: Garosugil

The insta-worthy neon sign provides a sweet modern touch against the classic carrara marble and subway tile. 

The insta-worthy neon sign provides a sweet modern touch against the classic carrara marble and subway tile. 


Alegria

Roaster: Alegria
Neighborhood: Gwangjin-gu

Housed atop a shopping complex comprised of reused shipping containers, Alegria evokes a hip and cool environment perfect for style conscious guests. 

Housed atop a shopping complex comprised of reused shipping containers, Alegria evokes a hip and cool environment perfect for style conscious guests. 


Paul Bassett

Roaster: Paul Bassett
Neighborhood: Apgujeong-rodeo

Warm woods and powder-coated detailing create a cozy and masculine vibe.

Warm woods and powder-coated detailing create a cozy and masculine vibe.

 

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