When I came to Suncheon in 2007 there were only a few coffeeshops here, and even though there over three times as many today, when they build a new one it's still a big enough deal to warrant a post on it. Like the time we got a new Dunkin Donuts or the first Kenya. (Actually I just learned there is a fourth Dunkin Donuts, in Jorye-dong at St. Carollo Hospital!) But, this doesn't mean Koreans are acquiring a taste for the drink, just that it's become more fashionable for Suncheonians to choose these modern-style coffeeshops as a place to sit, talk, and have some dessert. The banner out front puts to rest any ideas to the contrary:
Benisaf gives you happiness rather than the aroma of coffee.
Apologies for the cellphone pics.