Drip coffee at its finest at Café DIA in Korea

Drip coffee at its finest at Café DIA in Korea

by ChiHon Kim
Stripes Korea

Once the adrenaline rush from jumping out of a plane began to settle, I needed a warm cup of tea to help put my mind at ease. There was no way I could handle a full meal after all that excitement. Five minutes away from Sky Adventure drop zone, DIA is probably only one of the best coffee shops that serve up great drip coffee in this secluded neighborhood.

I was greeted by the café owner and after explaining what I had just done, she suggested the magnolia flower tea (8,000 won, or $6.28). Mang-Gea, the café’s adopted shelter poodle, might beg you to play while you wait. I enjoyed my cup watching the sunset behind the mountains, as this café on the banks of a small stream offers a great view of the landscape.

My appetite was piqued once the tension in my body started to subside. I went for a homemade Italian lemon cake for 6,000 won. The citrusy dessert wasn’t too sweet and didn’t overpower the flavor of the delicate magnolia tea.

Both the tea and the cake were great choices, but the star of DIA is their drip coffee made from Ethiopian coffee beans. I gave in and had a cup of coffee as well and was glad I did. Check this out-of-way coffee shop when you find yourself in the solitary village of Chungju.

ADDRESS: 574-83, Jeomdong-ro, Jeomdong-myeon, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do
Use Waze to drive to 카페 디아(Dia): https://waze.com/ul/hwydgd6btg
TEL: 031-822-2136

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