Think about first coffee generation in Gangwon/Gangneung. No! NOooo. It’s no Xbucks.
There is 3 first-generation coffee in Gangneung.
This cafe ruin by one of the first-generation barista, Park Yi Choo. He started coffee business in Seoul since 1988
and moved to Gangneung in 2000 to spread self-roasting coffee. You can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee brewed by the
baristar himself either in Yeongjin or Gyeongpo store.
“The most important thing is you need to make a coffee that you can drink in next 10 years or 20 years rather than following the coffee trend.”
- Terarosa Café and Coffee Factory
Terarosa Café and Coffee Factory originally started as a factory supplying roasted coffee beans for cafes. This café and roasting factory offers nice brunch menu as well as coffee in a unique and refined atmosphere with sophiscated interior design.
Kim Yong Deok, the owner of Terarosa Café dreamed of cultural café. In Terarosa café, you can see many visitorsreading books, writing or talking with others. The Terarosa café also hosts some of small concert every year.
“Terra rossa means red clay soil in Portuguese and it iscalled as ‘a land of hope’ in Brazil. It’s important to buildcoffee culture, that’s why I decided to create cultural space together with a coffee
The street where visitors used to watch the ocean holding cups of coffee from vending machines slowly transformed
into a coffee heaven attracting coffee chain stores and café owned by baristars. Each café in Anmok Coffee Street
offers its own specialy coffee and dessert menus so there is a vast variety that you can choose from. Particularly,
terrace seats facing the coastal line of the East Sea of Korea are popular among visitors. Furthermore, you can find coffee vending machines that started this coffee street in numerous spots.
• Address: Changhae-ro 17, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do (near to Anmok Beach)
Anyway you will also find the Gangneung Street coffee later which you can find various heaven of coffee shop.
IF YOU’RE COFFE-HOLICS YOU WON’T NEVER MISSED THIS CHANCE TO FIND COFFEE IN THIS MUSEUM.
Called as Coffee Cupper Museum, This is a place where various and rare coffee relics from around the world are displayed. Visitors can see the history and culture of unique coffees from countries around the world and learn about, understand and experience the world of coffee.
Visitors can also visit the coffee farm where coffee beans were grown and produced for the first Korean coffee for commercial purposes.
• Address: 2171-17, Wangsan-ro, Wangsan-myeon,
• Operation Hour: 9:30-19:00
• Admission Fee: 5,000 KRW for adult/ 4,000 KRW for underage (4-19 years old)
• Program Fee: 10,000 KRW per program (Coffee roasting, Hand-dripping, Espresso Extraction, Planting activity, Chocolate activity , chocolate activity may suitable for you kids so they can learn)
Instead of COFFEE and TEA, gangneung also famous of tofu! Its called as :
“Gangneung Chodang Dubu Village”
Just in south of Gyeongpo Beach is Chodang Dubu Village, which is famous for tofu. Along Gangneung’s most famous food street the beans are ground for Chodang tofu, then through several steps, salt water from the East Sea is used in the congealing process resulting in a soft and light tofu. The name of this village, Chodang, originates from the name of a famous person that lived here known as Chodang Heo Yeop. When Heo Yeop was a minister in Samcheok, he made a tofu with sea water of Gangneung and people complimented on tofu’s plain and savory taste. That is how it was given a name as Chodang, which is Heo Yeop’s pen name.
Want to visit there? Here is addressss :
• Address: 99, Chodangsundubu-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do