New Coffeeshop in Pyongyang

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After many months of ebola-related non-travel to the DPRK, a Choson Exchange team got a chance to visit and conduct a workshop last week.

We were pleased to note that a major coffee chain has entered the market. We were able to have cappuccinos, slappuccinos and Irish coffees (whiskey self-supplied).

 Cosmopolitanism in a cup.

Cosmopolitanism in a cup.

Locals, from a tea culture, are still adjusting to a beverage that initially tastes like traditional medicine prescribed by a cruel doctor. Soon, though, with a variety of syrups, whipped creams, sugars and accompanying cakes to help bridge the way, we're confident that they can become properly addicted like the rest of us. After all, a sign of a successful economy is thousands of people commuting, unable to start their day without paper cups in hand. Careful, though, the beverage you're about to enjoy is extremely hot! 

 My mother says I'm too young and too cute for caffeine.

My mother says I'm too young and too cute for caffeine.

 

Pictures in this blogpost may not all be from the DPRK.