Articles – Approaching the peak, but still climbing

It has certainly been an amazing few years to be a coffee drinker, a café aficionado, a CaféSeaSeo, in Korea. Café culture has exploded, the number of cafés has risen exponentially, and the quality of coffee keeps increasing year by year.

So for today, here’s a series of articles noting the expansion of coffee drinking in Korea, a milestone for Starbucks, a list of exemplary cafés, and a few other random things that fall under the banner of coffee. ^^

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Coffee, the Seattle connection

Here at CaféSeaSeo I sometimes take time to focus on the Sea(ttle) instead of the Seo(ul).

So here was a nice little profile of the founder of, as I’ve previously mentioned, one of my favorite cafés in Seattle, Espresso Vivace, and the huge impact he had.

The Seattle Times – Vivace’s David Schomer — not Starbucks — ‘made coffee huge in Seattle’

Second, a little reflection on Seattle’s current place in the coffee universe. There’s a little more details in the comment than in the posting:

What Happened to Seattle Coffee? – http://www.eater.com/forums/seattle/2014/9/25/6845431/what-happened-to-seattle-coffee

Seattle coffees January 2014

Why hello,

So about a month ago I resolved to post more often this year… but obviously that didn’t happen, or at least hasn’t yet. But! I did go home to Seattle for a little over two weeks and enjoyed the warmer weather as well as the city’s excitement over the Seattle Seahawks (American football team), who went on to win the Super Bowl (the championship game) just after I came back to Korea! I of course also got to enjoy lots of good coffee, sometimes with parents or friends and sometimes alone. Here, then, is a little collage of many of those coffees. 🙂

Seattle coffees January 2014
Seattle coffees January 2014

(Click or touch to enlarge!) Counter-clockwise from the picture with my hand in it, these are:

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