South Korea

Cafes have a ubiquitous presence on the streets of South Korean cities. Spending time at a cafe is part of the people’s daily lives. In this fast-developing specialty coffee culture, there are countless sophisticated cafes and roasteries with a gripping appeal. By some estimates, coffee consumption in the country has doubled in the past five years (as of 2021). Many major roasters from the United States and Europe have expanded into the country to get a slice of the burgeoning market. South Koreans are among the most enthusiastic coffee drinkers in Asia.