Coffee culture is growing in Korea and this coffee addict is pleased! The country’s number of coffee shops has more than doubled since 2005. The increase is partly attributed to the changing pace of the workforce—coffee is quick, cheap, easy and in style. Even K-Pop Idols have gotten into the trend, setting up their own coffee cafés with unique themes and singing about their love for the addicting liquid. Here’s a list of my ten favorite coffee “feel-good” theme songs, where coffee is appreciated for its unique role in our lives. So, who made the best theme?
1.) Seo In Guk’s Mellow Spring (Buy On iTunes)
“Is it because of the caffeine?
Am I a pain to you?
My heart keeps bouncing.
My lips keep getting dry.
Is it because of you or
because of the coffee?”
2. B.A.P.’s Coffee Shop (Buy On iTunes)
“The coffee shop that we used to go to.
Our coffee shop.
I’m blankly sitting here, where I can smell your scent.
I still can’t forget you.
Our memories still remain
So without knowing, like a habit
I came here.”
3. [Beast] Yoseob’s Caffeine (Buy On iTunes)
“Cause you’re like caffeine, I can’t fall asleep all night.
My heart keeps racing and again, I hate you.
Like caffeine, I try to stay away.
I try to forget about you but I can’t do it, I can’t help it.”
4.) BIGBANG’s Cafe (Buy On iTunes)
“The usual Ice Coffee, Expresso double shot.
Close your eyes,
Let it slide smoothly down your throat, music we used to love.
My heart beats faster,
The tremors when I first met you.
The Cafe helps me remember that attraction.
I always helped her get the syrup,
Now I hate that sticky sweetness.”
“What kind of coffee do you like?
I want to know you better.
That person in my heart,
is like sweet caramel.”
6. [Led Apple] Hanbyul & Zia’s With Coffee (Buy On iTunes)
“With your sweet lips like syrup,
You’re like a macchiato, tempting me.
Just like being filled with the warmth of a cup of coffee,
Love spreads inside my heart, with coffee.”
7.) Epik High’s Coffee [Feat. Sung A] (Buy On iTunes)
“It’s too early for us to fall asleep.
Please stay up a little longer.
Please, don’t miss out on the cup of eternity.
You and me.
Me and my coffee.”
8.) Urban Zakapa’s Drinking Coffee (Caffè Latte) (Buy On iTunes)
“Baby, baby, you’re caramel macchiato.
Still near my lips, you have a sweet fragrance.
Baby, baby, tonight.
Baby, baby, you taste better than caffè latte.
Do you remember that mild feeling?
Baby, baby, tonight.”
9.) CNBlue’s Coffee Shop (Buy On iTunes)
“Oh hustle up in here, come on everybody at this coffee shop.
Tell me everything, including your worries.
Oh, no, no, no, no, no, don’t mind the others. Oh come on baby!
Oh hustle up in here, everybody at this coffee shop.
Tell me everything including your good news.
Oh, no, no, no, no, no, gather in here everybody. Oh come on baby!”
10.) 10cm’s Americano (Buy On iTunes)
“When getting some air after fighting with your girlfriend.
When getting a smoke after kissing another girl.
After running a marathon and your throat’s dying for something to drink,
Eat soondae stew and go for dessert…
Ame Ame Ame Ame Ame
Ame Ame Ame Ame Ame
Ame Ame Ame Ame
Americano I like, I like, I like!”