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Seoul Cafes: 5 Extracts (Itaewon)

A review of 5 Extracts in Seoul by an amateur coffee enthusiast and shoestring digital nomad. Descriptions are equal parts coffee and remote-work suitability. Cafe Overview: 5 Extracts in Itaewon is a modern and classy reincarnation of the down-to-earth Hongdae cafe with its award-winning barista, Hyunsun Choi.  The espresso served is pulled to accommodate a complex set of flavours. My memory of the tasting notes included a hint of fruity acidity, with a strong, nutty profile. The ratio of foam is quite low, about 10%, but it’s frothed to a smooth, rich and sweet perfection. I’ve concluded it’s just the way Seoul cafes…

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Seoul Cafes: Anthracite Coffee Roasters (Itaewon)

A review of Anthracite Coffee Roasters in Seoul by an amateur coffee enthusiast and shoestring digital nomad. Descriptions are equal parts coffee and remote-work suitability. Cafe Overview: The first thing one notices about Anthracite is the patio that flanks either side of the wide-open main entrance. On a good day, at least one person will be on the benches, enjoying the coffee and fresh air. On a rainy day, the steady stream of patrons will choose from the numerous tables in the second and third floor. For remote workers and digital nomads, Wi-Fi is available! But first thing’s first: order at the…