Coffee Conhas is currently the hottest spot in Jandari-ro, Seogyo-dong. The container boxes stacked in front of the renovated space are reminiscent of hip industrial architecture, like Freitag’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Its industrial interior is filled with iron and wooden furniture for an almost otherworldly ambience.
While they have their own roasting machine, they do not roast their own coffee beans. In fact, they order beans from various local coffee roasteries in Korea. This is because of their commitment to concentrating on coffee extraction rather than roasting coffee beans themselves and trying to do too much, too soon. Coffee Conhas's espresso machine is a Slayer machine made in the U.S. It's completely manual and has the benefit of finely tuned pressure controls. For hand-drip coffee they use a Hario dripper, which has the advantage of quick extraction allowing for a clean taste.
Every morning, the baristas meticulously check the beans, coffee machines, and other coffee equipment to ensure that everything is in top-notch shape. Coffee Conhas's ideal coffee is one with a sweet and acidic taste that is “clean,” lacking any impurities on the palate. Its bakery assortment includes scones dacquoises, whipped cream rolls, chocolate pound cake, chocolate fondant and cheese cake, which are all baked by the patissiere at the bakery on-site. The best treat on the menu is their fresh lemon tart. Perhaps our favorite attraction at Coffee Conhas, however, is the cream colored Labrador retriever named “Heart,” who runs around the bakery, getting spoiled by customers from the first floor to the third.