Saturday, September 14, 2013

Coffee Culture in Korea in 4 parts.

Hey found this, thought you would enjoy!!!! Its an intro to Korean Coffee culture in four parts.

Coffee Cafe show Novemeber 21-24 seoul.

Ok, who wants to go. I will be going, anyone want to join me and make a night of it? maybe a girls trip? Email me and let me know....

Pioneer woman's iced coffee (easy cold brew method)

So here is the link to Ree Drummond's, The pioneer woman, iced coffee brew. This is similar to Dutch coffee brew. A dutch coffee brew comes with a fancy glass pitcher and brew system. I might have to try Ree's method too. Enjoy the link. Drink coffee and discuss who is God to you with a friend.

As always I am here trying new methods, and adventuring to new places. I am up for partners in crime in this endeavour come and join me.

Happy Coffeeing.

Friday, September 13, 2013


We left for an adventure to seek out this teahouse. It was not a tea house, but rather a coffee house. It did have some tea, but mostly coffee drinks. The atmosphere was pretty nice, although the smoking room was bigger than the regular room.  We sat in the window, on the floor with amazing cushions under our bums.
I ordered a Ice Cappuccino (surprise surprise) 
and Megan ordered a Vanilla Latte. 
Both were amazing, and after he brought the drinks, he brought us this amazing bread. So good, and it comes with a homemade whipped cream to dip in.

take the ring finger road with your right hand when you face away from AK plaza. You will make a left  at the first street and follow that until you see TeaTalk. Its on the 2nd floor.
Basically its on the road that connects the middle finger road and the ring finger road.

8 out of 10 coffee beans.

I would recommend it, as a place to try. 

This is across the street


This is where we sat

The window seat. See the foot?

Iced cappuccino

Iced Vanilla Latte

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bao Dutch Coffee

Upon combing downtown Pyeongtaek South Korea looking for fun coffee houses, (a few people and I) came across Bao Dutch Coffee.  Since its in the main area and a main street we were excited. We tried going into it yesterday, but alas, it wasn't open. So tonight the Hubs and I had our weekly date night. One thing we love to do, is adventure to new coffee houses in South Korea. Tonight was no exception and we tried Bao Dutch Coffee that just opened. This time, the cafe was open and we got pumped. 
Walking in you see cement directly in front of you, but then when you walk further in, you come into a place that is industrial yet quirky. 

There are private cubbies around the outside perimeter of the the room, and tall purple like love seats on the next perimeter and then on the inside perimeter was table and chairs.  We sat in the love seats so we could see the counter and watch and observe. We also were taking notes for another secret project. 

Don't forget to remove your shoes before entering.

We ordered our standard which is an iced cappuccino and a hot one and also a honey bread. I was excited to see my cup which had many markings of measurements on it, and lots of foam on top. Dan's drink was just as delightful as there was a thick layer of foam on his as well. The honey bread, was something totally different, and was amazing. This place served it with ice cream which Dan gobbled up. 

I found out this place makes its own dutch coffee, and also has an education part to it. I will be checking it out online, and will update you on it. This place was clean, fun, artsy, simple, atmospheric and great. The menu was in Hangul, but he understood basic English. Prices were a bit high, but the quality was amazing. 

Rating: 10 out of 10 coffee beans
Hold up your right hand standing away from AK plaza. Travel on the ring finger. Bao dutch will be on the left. It is right before the ARTBOX store. Take the door and travel downstairs.

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.