Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Coffee Bean House

I'm artistic, a coffee lover and a believer in Jesus Christ. This is who I am. I love creating environments that help people have an experience.

This is why I love the Korean Coffee Culture. Each coffee house gives you an experience and tonight's new place was no different. 

When you walk in this is what you see-

The archway leading up to the stairs.

flashing sign on bottom, coffee shop on top.

This is more for directional, but the green lit lights are a hotel. Cafe is up on the right. 

First thing you see when you walk in the door.

Banner outside inviting you in.

Stairs leading up to cafe. 2  mats guide the way that are coffee bean burlap sacks.

I saw this is my favourite for 2 reasons. 

1st- It mixes my love for art and coffee all in one. 
Here at the shop there are canvas' and paints that you can create a artwork piece. By the looks of it, I think you have to keep it there. While this may not appeal to all as amazing, I love it first cause I was an art major in college, and second it is a super place to create, read, blog or do whatever you choose.
There were paintings all over in the place, and all were so very different. There were many art books to look at as well as coffee decor.

2nd- The coffee culture and taste. 

First when walking in, you see many varieties of ways they have to make coffee. They have old versions or systems to the new ways. At the counter they have a dutch coffee maker displayed proudly and they share when asked. 

They also on the tables have a magazine which I loved, but only wished I could read it all. 
(see photo below) 
The magazine shows the best tips on making latte art, roasting tips as well as  the best brew method. All this is shown in photos too from around the country in coffee brew competitions. 

Who wants to go with me?

There was an add for a cafe and bakery expo in October. Guess who's going, (this gal)

The drinks Dan and I ordered where the same ones we usually drink when we go to a coffee shop. 
I ordered a iced cappuccino, and he ordered a hot one. 
(see photos below) 

Look at the foam and the caramelized coffee/sugar on top. Actually it wasn't sugar, was cinnamon and something. Man, seriously had drink envy cause it was so good. I will be getting that drink in the winter for sure. 

I thought 63th Africa iced cappuccino was my favourite but man, this tipped the scales over that one. What does it for me is the foam and how thick it is. Seriously so yummy and so silky smooth.
In Illinois when we were first married, we often went to a little place by our house called, "Beans and Books:". We loved it, as it was eclectic and had many areas to just be, chill and relax. This place brought us back to when we were first married. What a fun place to think about all that the Lord has done and brought us through to were we are today. Such different people sit at the table now than when we first went to a coffee shop in 2005. Different in a good way. 

This was one of the two Dutch coffee makers on the front counter.

So my rating: 
15 out of 10 coffee beans

standing away from AK plaza put your hand up and travel on the ring finger. You will pass Coffee On, stay on the same street as coffee on, and travel away from ak plaza till you reach the store Yes Plus. Cross the street towards the 7eleven and travel on that street and make the first right. 
(korean pub on corner)
You will pass the hotel on the right and the shop should be straight ahead on the right. Its above the love shop place. 

Happy exploring. 

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