Food + Soju + Good Times
My buddy opened up a coffee shop in Apgu-jung last weekend and I hope y’all go check it out. La Colombe is a small gourmet brand that originated in Philadelphia. They only have 2 cafes in Philly, 3 in NY, 1 in Chicago and now the first cafe in all of Asia. They mostly distribute their coffee to many of the best restaurants and hotels in the US. They are very environmentally conscious and also ensure fair trade practices, link to their main website: http://lacolombe.com/
Currently they are featuring the Leonardo Dicaprio blend, YES! THE Leonardo Dicaprio!!! All proceeds go to his foundation that supports wildlife protection, forest preservation, healthy oceans, clean water, disaster relief, and climate change. Read more at: http://lacolombe.wordpress.com/ or http://leonardodicaprio.com/.
The interior is beautifully appointed, with tables, stools, cups/saucers imported from Italy. They created a calm, cool, open atmosphere, different from the hustle and bustle of other coffee shops. They are trying to differentiate themselves from the millions of other coffee shops in Korea, by going for a more European style coffee bar concept. They even have stools by the bar where you can sit and watch the action behind the counter.
And last but not least, it is really good coffee, very smooth and balanced and I’m not just saying this because he’s my good friend. I am very confident that if we did a blind taste test most people would pick La Colombe over Starbucks and Coffee Bean.
La Colombe Coffee
서울 강남구 신사동 644-1