Hazelnut lattes. Massive comfortable lounges. K-Pop videos. These are just a few of the things I experienced on a recent tour of Koreatown with my friend (and Associate Editor at Eater LA ) Matthew Kang. The day was a crash course in modern Korean coffee culture, influenced by the exploding scene in Seoul but utterly rooted to the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles. Checking out the traditional coffee shops, the colorful coffee emporiums and even a few contemporary coffee bars in the mix, I came away charmed and wowed by the depth and breadth of experiences available to coffee drinkers in this part of Los Angeles. Koreans really love to drink coffee, and my city – our city – is all the better for it.