Do you remember the Korean TV drama “The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince” starring Yoon Eun Hye and Gong Yoo? Well, it’s now available in cans – the coffee I mean. Koreans are heavy coffee drinkers – at least with the instant variety. There are various canned coffee brands here including a few from the coffee shops: Starbucks, Tom N’ Toms and Holly’s (that has Kim Nam Gil or “Bidam” as their CF model). My favorite though is Doutour, previously endorsed by Boys Over Flowers’ Gu Hye Sun and now has Song Hye Gyo in their CFs.
I got the “1st shop of Coffee Prince” canned coffee last Friday at Family Mart. The seller said it’s an exclusive of the convenience store chain – so I guess it isn’t available in other stores. It’s available in two flavors – Americano and Caramel Mocha Latte. I actually forgot how much it was but it’s definitely not more than 1,000 won. The caramel mocha latte has 95 calories.
And the taste? Let’s just say it’s not something I’d buy again.