Wednesday, August 7, 2013

what is dutch coffee????

I tried to figure out what exactly is Dutch coffee. this is what I find on ebay. Hope this helps. 
Basically cold brew instead of hot brew. It produces a nice full body cup of coffee.

Coffee Bay

Coffee Bay

Today we went to a place on the opposite side of AK plaza. Normally we head out the doors and the right down the escalator, but today we went left. 

Who knew there was another side of AK. I didn't even think there was another side so I was super super super excited to venture out there. Vanessa told us she liked this side better because it was quiet. 

This place was a typical quick coffee place, but was good. The iced cappuccino I had wasn't anything to write home about, but it tasted good on this 100 degree day. 

Dan had a iced mocha, and Vanessa had a berry slush thing. We all shared a honey bread. 
(We ordered a garlic butter bread, but got the regular one)
 I wouldn't say this is in the same caliber of Jung Jung Wan coffee, or 63th Africa coffee( yes I spelled that correctly), but was good for a quick pick me up.


Go on the back side escalator and you will see it on the left. Its in the back circle courtyard. 
(Bus 20 drops off in front of AK, take escalator up and then down the back and you will see it)

rating: 5 out of 10 beans

These are 3 flavours on ice. 

These are the flavours of the bread. Note you will see English on the side of the Hangul.

A friend told me about a Honey Latte they had that they loved. So I will try it soon.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Black Bean Coffee Factory

Great little (not so little) cafe on the second floor that boasts of small conversations or larger group conversations. There are big tables and nooks that seat at least 10 or the smallest that is a study nook. 
Either way you slice it, this place is filled with many memories yet to be had. I had my memory today. I stopped here since I was ready to come home, but my sugar was low and I needed a sugar booster. Oh boy, I got it. 
I have had honey bread that Korea is known for, but this by far is the best! This is not on my diet by a long shot, but I needed something to boost my sugar so I could make it home. I suppose a apple juice would have been fine, but I thought why not... I DID NOT FINISH IT!
 (which is a shame, but I couldn't)  I only had half and believe me that was enough. 
Its sweet but not as sweet as you think, or as it looks. 

Please don't judge me on  having this. 

Ok, so getting to the coffee, I had a iced white latte,  and it was good. It wasn't too sweet and had just the right amount of all ingredients. They ingredients were not separated like usual iced drinks; rather they were all mixed together. 
Also, the employee's spoke limited English and were super friendly. They give you an English menu, and you find a seat. There will be a button on the table that you push when you are ready. You will get a receipt at the table and you bring it up to the front to pay when you are done.
 Loved it. Also don't worry, I have had water to balance out the coffee. The only bummer in this coffee journey is they don't have decaf. So, I make sure I have it early enough to not make me lose sleep. 

Rating: 10 out of 10 coffee beans.


if you hold your left hand up as you are facing away from AK Plaza, go on the ring finger street. 
Its also the street where you meet the 20 bus at McDonald's. Across the street from McDonald's there will be Baskin Robins, make a left on the street as you pass Baskin Robins.

The cafe will be on the left as you walk. 

As you walk in the second floor entrance.

This was my little cubbie area

View looking outside the window. You can 63th Africa Coffee on the left.

Another little nook area.

This is where you get your menu

Enjoy this gem! 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Next place to try.

Black bean coffee is next on my list of places to visit. 
Anyone want to join me?

Send me your thoughts

I would love to hear your experiences at these places. The goal of this blog is to have 1 place for Americans who are stationed here to go to and find all the shops.

John 3:16

John 3:16 is a cute, fun, safe place to get a quick coffee or bubble tea on the go. They do have super nice staff, and the staff speak limited English.  I had a iced Coffee and it was average but still good. 
There are about 8 seats total in the place, but most folks usually get a drink and hop on the train or bus. 
We watched this place being built the last month or so, so it was fun to finally go in. 

Even though what I had wasn't earth shattering, I was so excited to support this place. I hope and pray its around for a while.

(see below what fellow readers thought of it)

Yes, they have the verse John 3:16 on the wall. AWESOME!!

Here is what readers of the blog thought of it. 

"I went to John316 in Seojeong-ri and it was all in Koran but good coffee! The smoothies are good too!"

"Love it!  Went to John316.  The verse is the only thing written in English.  The guys that work there are very friendly.  It's not very big, but a great place to pick up a drink for the bus ride back home."

Rating: 9 out of 10 coffee beans

This place is on the right of the bus stop at Pyeongtaek station. 
If you face towards the station, look left, and you will see it. 

63rd Africa Coffee


63 Africa literally has the best iced cappuccino I have ever tasted. I have tasted a ton of cappuccino's but this is hands down the best. Why you ask?

First, the milk was frothed and so creamy ( creamier than I have ever tasted) it transported me instantly to my happy place. I hadn't even tasted the coffee yet, and I was already happy. 

Next came the coffee and ice. The beans had been roasted to the perfect spot. No burnt taste, no under roasted taste, it was just right. 

I really like strong coffee and this had the strong flavour without tearing my stomach apart. 

There was just enough ice in it to make it watered a bit but not too much. Also I was on a little date with my hubby that that makes it even better. 

Dan had a hot latte. He said it tasted like a normal one, nothing more or less. 

My wonder drink.

We had a friendly little face who loved to wave at us,
 and almost gave us a hug but her parents stopped her. 

The hubs drink

The decor was modern and comfortable. Very sleek but industrial.

Yes, we had to try the famous honey bread here too. 
Best one I have ever had. 

The counter, the folks were super nice. 

Loved the lighting.

Ok, final thoughts. 

You would be missing out on something amazing if you did not go to this place. Its a bit pricer than the others but not to outrageous. 

rating: 10 out of 10 coffee beans.


Facing away form Pyeongtaek station travel put your right hand up and travel on the street that is your index finger. This is the same street as McDonalds (where you meet the 20 bus).

Across from McDonalds will be Baskin Robbins. Once you pass Baskin Robbins make a left. Take the first street on the right and you will see the shop on the left. 

Please send me you thoughts on this place, and I will publish that here too.