18 Feb '12, 9pm

Best Cafes in Seoul, Korea: 2012 Updates photos by @ouramazingjin @claire_h_lee and @tomeats

Coffee Libre doesn’t currently have their own cafe (one will be opening near Hongdae soon), but one place you can try their coffee now is Cafe Wee. In this case, with typical Korean charm, Wee stands for both “We enjoy espresso” and “We” as in building community. But Cafe Wee is more than your typical specialty cafe, apparently they go out of their way to provide jobs for Southeast Asian women, many of whom come to Korea to marry and send money back home to their families. These jobs help them gain more independence and social opportunities, which can be difficult given their outsider status and limited Korean language ability, both major disadvantages in Korea’s very homogenous and competitive society. The women started training for the job four months prior to opening, working on their language skills, and learning how to run a cafe and brew coffee. Cafe Wee operates wit...

Full article: http://frshgrnd.com/2012/02/best-cafes-in-seoul-korea-201...

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