The coffee here sucks.

I figured I should write something here to mark the end of my first week at a new job, in a new company. So here goes:

Life is, actually about getting used to coffee in new places.

Today is the fifth day here at my new job. Basically I found out that the coffee here sucks. Back in Korea I thought the coffee there was too mild, but here it is too strong! The coffee here also has some kind of weird taste, like today it actually smells and tastes like fried noodle sauce. The liquid looked stubbornly black although I added one spoonful of sugar and two spoonfuls of creamer powder. So I threw it down the sink after braving myself to take one sip. Sigh, looks like I have spend money to buy my own packet of coffee mix after all.

I miss the coffee culture in Korea. Last time when I got bored of the coffee mix in the lab, I could have other choices, like the vending machine on the second floor. The coffee from the vending machine cost 300~400won, depending on whether I was feeling "noblesse" on that day. There is also the cheaper choice of various types of can coffee from the school-subsidized mart in a building nearby. And when the weather was so freezing until my fingers hurt, there were hazelnut, vanilla, tiramisu-flavoured hot coffee, take your pick. Last of all, if I'm still not satisfied with the choices, or if I simply wanted to take a break from the lab, I could walk across the street and try out all the different cafes- some cute, some elegant, some which simply offers good coffee. :-)

I miss the decor and the feeling of those days...


家勤 said…
nescafe can also have a lot choices now .. haha ...
~David~ said…
hahaha~there are vending machine in the canteen for u to choose too :D
Emily said…
Hi xweing

This is Emily Lee from which is a website for everyone who is interested in South Korea.

We are going to launch a section for the real information of Korea in a couple months later. Before we open that page, we are asking for the articles from expats in Korea. If you contribute your articles, it would be really helpful for other foreigners who are planning to visit or is newbie in Korea now. I hope to share your experiences with other foreigners more.

Please let me know if you would like to contribute your articles to us.

i miss the cafes in Korea too, so lovely..makes me wonder y Msia cafe and coffee beverges r so 'meh'
Coketai said…
It was good I finally found your blog again....after missing for so some years but to find that you stop blogging again. The wonderful thing your are back to Penang after your 2 years study in Korea....hope that you will start blogging again!!

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