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Have you tried Jeju coffee? Jeju Korea Coffee Farm - Seogwipo, Jeju, Korea

Jeju Korea Coffee Farm

Have you tried Jeju coffee? Jeju Korea Coffee Farm

Seogwipo, Jeju, Korea

Coffee cultivation in Korea? Someone said that it was a difficult task. But it was not impossible at all. Before the spread of the coffee culture, those who had established the site in Jeju and quietly built a coffee plantation. The efforts of those years appeared as a valuable fruit of the birth of “Korea Coffee”. Jeju coffee, look into the new world.

Realize the dream of Jeju coffee plantation
Coffee originates mostly in hot countries such as Africa and South America. Famous coffee farms are distributed between the North and South Hoewi around the equator. Korea, which is far from that category, is not really a suitable place for planting coffee trees.
However, Roh Myeong-cheol, CEO of Korea Coffee Farm, had a different idea. I was convinced that if I had a certain amount of conditions, I could grow coffee in Korea. Even in the cold winter, it was not impossible to cultivate a plastic greenhouse so that the coffee trees could survive. When the sweet mix coffee was a major trend, he had already fallen in love with the coffee beans and planned to make a coffee plantation in Jeju. He loved coffee so much, but 'farming' was one of the things he was most confident and could do better than anyone else. Growing new crops to adapt to our soil and climate is also his specialty. The dream of Jeju coffee plantation that started like that has already entered the ninth year.
Coffee tree grown and raised in Jeju

Namwon-eup, Seogwipo-si, located in the southern part of Jeju. It is a place full of warm energy, so there are few days when it falls below freezing even in winter. This is a non-heating (vinyl house without temperature control) facility that is perfect for growing coffee trees.

Coffee seedlings germinated from coffee beans

Next to Taeheung Elementary School in Namwon-eup, a simple building with a red roof stands out. It is a cafe run by Korea Coffee Farm. A plastic house built next to it. Here, coffee trees producing 'Korea Coffee' from Jeju are growing. As soon as you enter the plastic house, moisture comes off the hook. No matter how good the day is, I didn't expect it to be so humid. There are trees all over the green house, and it feels like you have come to a coffee tree forest. There are a lot of seedlings sprouting from the coffee beans on the floor. It's still winter outside, but the spring is bright here.

Coffee trees filled the inside of the greenhouse
About 1,200 coffee trees are growing in this greenhouse. Trees that have been fully adapted to Jeju's climate and soil, have grown tremendously for nine years with the dream of President Roh Myung-cheol. It began harvesting coffee cherries two years ago, and is expected to produce about 800kg to 1 ton of green beans this year. Flowering buds will start to grow on each branch, and coffee cherries are expected to be harvested in April-May. In the case of artificial cultivation using a vinyl house, it is said that the production is doubled compared to the natural state.
Drying coffee cherries harvested last year
“When cultivating a coffee tree, you can adjust the amount of precipitation to control the taste, sugar content, and sourness of coffee. We can make our own special coffee. ” President Roh Myung-cheol is dreaming of another dream to make specialty coffee for Korea Coffee Farm.
Coffee cherries harvested at a coffee plantation
Originating Jeju, tasting 'Korea Coffee'
President Roh Myung-cheol gave the name 'Korea Coffee' to the coffee that was harvested on the farm here. As its name suggests, it is 'Korean coffee' produced in Korea.
Coffee made from coffee harvested on the farm
Coffee cherries are picked, dried, peeled, and roasted again to make coffee beans. Roasting and hand dripping directly to couples who like coffee to drink five cups a day is like a joyful game.
The cafe is full of pretty coffee cups

It seems that the coffee scent coming up like a tickling nose invites you to the new world. At first, I wanted to feel a sour taste, and then it spread smoothly and the aftertaste was neat without any other taste. Besides, it seems to be the first time that the coffee tastes light. Although I wasn't a coffee enthusiast, I kept feeling 'fresh' while emptying a cup of coffee.

Korea coffee full of fresh taste

“Since green beans are usually transported by boat, it takes about 4 to 5 months. During that period, the green beans may smell bad or scenty. KOREA COFFEE is stored in a parchment state, and it is fresh and neat because it is roasted with only the necessary amount. It doesn't have any other flavor, and the balance of various flavors makes it feel lighter. ” Nods are nodded by the explanation of CEO Roh. KOREA COFFEE, is a taste that I want to keep looking for.

From the right, parchment, green beans, beans

While tasting Korea coffee, Roh's wife brings another coffee. Usually, one or two more cups of different coffee are served, but you can compare the taste of Korean coffee and coffee of different origin. By comparison, you can definitely feel the difference in taste. The more you drink, the more fresh the Korean coffee is.

Inside Korea Coffee Farm Cafe
A diverse world of coffee

The cafe at Korea Coffee Farm is like a painter's studio. Thanks to Roh's wife, who majored in Oriental painting, an artistic atmosphere is always evident with the scent of coffee. Artworks with unique textures hung on one side of the wall stand out. Looking closely, it is a picture of coffee beans, shells, and powder. It is another transformation of coffee.

Unique works made by Roh Myung-cheol's wife as coffee
At the Korea Coffee Farm Cafe, not only coffee tasting, but also various experience programs such as drawing with coffee and making sachets are operated. We also offer coffee-related education such as visiting coffee farms, experiencing baristas, and growing seedlings. Experience programs and coffee education are mainly conducted at schools and groups, but we plan to continue a permanent program so that more people, such as family members, can experience it in the future. He also plans to make several products using coffee fruit.
Amplifier made by CEO Roh Myung-cheol
Roh Myung-cheol, who created a coffee plantation and made Korean coffee in Jeju, is now dreaming of creating a complex cultural space with the theme of coffee beyond the coffee plantation.
Child's work with coffee drawing experience
Travel information

Jeju Korea Coffee Farm
Address: 907, Taewi-ro, Namwon-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju (next to Taeheung Elementary School)
Contact: 010-3490-3370


1.Nearby Restaurants
Smiling Black Dog: Black Pork / 9, Kukki-ro 3-gil, Jeju-si / 064-746-0059

Charcoal-grilled Mirune chicken: Pork seasoned ribs, Chicken ribs / 5 Obok 4-gil, Jeju-si / 064-756-3048

Mulhang Restaurant: Mulhoe, Grilled Galchi / 37-4, Imhang-ro, Jeju-si / 064-755-2731

Vineyard Hotel: 863, Sanroknam-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si / 064-793-7000

Kai Resort: 10 Hyeopjae 2-gil, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si / 064-796-2428


White Hill: 351 Folk Haenro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si / 010-3665-8201


※ The above information was updated in August 2015, and may change later, so be sure to check it before you travel.
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