Time to document a visit to a classic in Northern Seoul: 나무사이로 (Namusairo).
Naver maps link: 나무사이로
The cafe is built in a traditional Korean house, and (apart from the new design temples throughout the city) is probably one of the prettiest cafes in the city.
The list of options for hand-drip coffee is long. Tempted by the promise of Jasmin notes, I opted for the Chelelektu from Ethiopia.
Except missing to rinse the white paper filter, all else was a perfect process. Plenty of rinsing otherwise, scales and timers, and a very slow pour. Even careful (and measured) adjustment with some water at the end to ensure a good end product.
The taste profile was different than expected and hoped (zero Jasmin, at least I couldn’t find it): a light note of peach, hiding behind what I think is a fairly dark roast – but very tasty.
Namusairo is definitely worth a visit!