You can call me a slow learner, but we went to another Starbucks Reserve – nothing else nearby.
The gigantic branch is right by exit 1 of Gangnam station and has a pretty nice setup, including the usual brew bar.
Overall nothing much out of the ordinary, as the process was very in line with our Reserve experiences before. No timers or scales anywhere used, but at least they rinsed the filter this time.
The pour was done all at once and then they just let it steep for 2 minutes. Meh.
Taste: super dark and bitter, the beans from East Timor may have more potential, but I am not an expert.
But overall, the store had a nice Halloween decoration.