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Dedicated to my absolute favorite Korean singer/actor/MC Lee Seung Gi

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[English] Hwayugi Food Support by China Airen Video 2

Credit: @coffeegreate


#ChinaAiren #Hwayugi
#SuwonPremiumBeefRibs #Buffet Support

Every single banner was measured. A fancy and cozy #OhGongRestaurant is open. Even from far away, #LeeSeungGi love is #wonderful

English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever 


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[English] Hwayugi Coffee Truck Support by China Airen

Credit: @coffeegreate

#502CAFE #MorningCoffeeOpen🙌🙌🙌

#ActorLeeSeungGi ‘s Chinese Fans
#CoffeeTruck #HealthyStory #UntilTheEndOfFilming
#CoffeeGreate #CrossaintSandwichFruitSet
#LunchBuffet #SuwonBeefRibs
#AfternoonSnack #PizzaTruckSupport

#OhGongStyleSupport #IsItForReal😲 .
Today when there were so many coffee truck support orders, thanks to the fans who waited until the end of our schedule. We were successfully able to enter safe and sound✌
Even though it’s a support on the morning of one of the coldest days

English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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Marley Coffee Korea CEO Receives Autographed 6th Album

Hosuk Lee, CEO of Marley Coffee Korea, received an autographed 6th album along with a message from the brand’s model, Lee Seung Gi.  Although the bottom is cut off, I will translate what is visible and most likely the entirety of the message.

hosuklee6thCredit: hosuk_dean_lee

Gift from Marley Coffee Model Seung Gi-sshi.
Thank you.

Seung Gi’s message:

to. CEO Lee Hosuk ♡

I’m always happy being with Marley Coffee.

Prosper even more and become Korea’s number one!

Until the day comes when it becomes (Korea’s) brand of coffee!

(Most likely ended with a signature here)

Lee Seung Gi

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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Marley Coffee Posts Photos of Lee Seung Gi & A Friday Greeting

Posted at 2:50pm KST.


Credit: MarleyCoffeeAsia

To. Marley Coffee Family

A windy evening, and a cup of coffee

Seung Gi sends his regards to Marley Coffee.

Enjoy a cup of Marley Coffee with Seung Gi.
Because today is Friday. ☺  

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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Marley Coffee to Open 4th Branch in Daegu, Suseong Lake

Marley Coffee will be opening its fourth branch in Daegu, Suseong Lake on June 18th. According to Marley Coffee Korea CEO, Hosuk Lee, the grand opening will be on Saturday, June 2oth.  In addition, a 5th Dosan branch will open on June 24th at the intersection near Seoul Ahn Sae Hospital in Gangnam.

Here are photos of the new Marley Coffee in Daegu:

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For more info about the area: Daegu Susong Lake

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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[English] BTS Filming of Marley Coffee Video

Credit: Hosuk Lee

Seung Gi: Coffee is an item that I really, really wanted to shoot a CF for since my debut days.  Marley Coffee offered me an opportunity and that’s how we ended up in a partnership. As I started drinking Marley Coffee, I think I realized what coffee is supposed to taste like for the first time. This is why people drink coffee, because of this flavor and taste.

Haha: Premium coffee beans aren’t all the same. It has to be at least Jamaica Blue Mountain…

At 1:01 Haha speaks: Instead of a city-like feel, Marley Coffee gives off a slightly nature-like and classic feel. It means that it has that much depth. If you want to feel a different kind of depth, encountering Marley Coffee would be better. (than other coffees)

Haha practices his lines “Exactly where is a coffee that can fill my soul?”

Haha: As you know, Blue Mountain is very famous. I don’t think it would be a bad idea if everyone fell in deep for that coffee taste at least once.

Seung Gi: Please give Marley Coffee lots of love and affection in the future. I also, as a model, will diligently try hard. So, let’s all get drenched in Marley’s world.

Haha: If you want to experience a coffee with soul and a live spirit, Marley Coffee. With one cup, be moved and try falling into those waves. Marley Coffee. Ya,mon~!!!

CF starts at 2:30~~~

Haha: Oh, coffee! For coffee, the coffee beans are the most important. Not all coffee beans are the same! It has to be at least Jamaica Blue Mountain…

Seung Gi: Like this? Meet the real Jamaica Blue Mountain. Everyday life becomes premium. Stir it up, Marley Coffee.

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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Plans For Fourth Marley Coffee Branch in Daegu to Open June 12th

Previously, Hosuk Lee, CEO of Marley Coffee Korea, posted on one of his SNS accounts that the 4th Marley Coffee Branch in Daegu, Suseong Pond, would open June 11th. It seems that it was a typo since another SNS account of his says that “things are going according to plan” and it will be opening on Friday, June 12th.

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My Visit to Itaewon~ Marley Coffee & Love Forecast Filming Location, My Thai China

This past Friday, I had a conference in Seoul so I had some time to stop by Itaewon for a cup of Marley Coffee and to see the restaurant, My Thai China, where Love Forecast was filmed. For those who have already watched the movie and seen the the previews, it’s the scene where Jun Soo plays rock, paper, scissors with Andrew to see who pays the dinner bill. Jun Soo loses and while he’s paying the bill, Andrew and Hyun Woo drive off without him, leaving him running down the staircase after them.  The mural on the wall by the staircase is unique and I made sure to take a decent photo of it to share with you. ^^

m1 m2 m3 m4 m5As you can see, the menu is very diverse and the place was bustling with people on Friday night.

Here is the famous mural on the restaurant’s wall that appears in Love Forecast:


Continued…view as you go up the stairs


Entrance to the restaurant and sign above that says “My Thai China”

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Waiting area with bench for customers:


What Seung Gi would have seen as he was running down the staircase after Hyun Woo and Andrew:

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That’s the end of my visit to My Thai China. After crossing an alleyway, across the street was Itaewon’s Marley Coffee. I stopped by to purchase their Limited Edition Americano and Summer Edition Stainless Steel Tumbler.

m16The Single Origin Americano was really deep tasting without any sugar, exactly the way I like my Americano. It wasn’t like the other slightly sweet RTD Americano version sold in CU stores for 2,000 Won less. It was worth the 4,700 Won which in US Dollars is about $3.50 a bottle. The stainless steel tumbler was 16,000 Won which is approx $14 US dollars.

m14 m15At the second floor with affogato, my favorite item from their dessert menu. I inserted the straw upside down, but no matter. You get the idea. 😉

Photos by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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Marley Coffee RTD Limited Edition Single Origin Americano

According to the CEO of Marley Coffee, it will be releasing a limited edition RTD series called Single Origin Americano starting this coming Monday KST. It will be available only at the Galleria Department Store (Apgujeong, Gangnam) and in Marley Coffee cafes.  Maybe it’s just me, but even the bottle is pretty. LOL. Can’t wait to try this one~ ^^

single origin mcCredit: Hosuk Lee

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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Daegu Marley Coffee Branch Ready to Open May 1st~ Photos

Here are the first photos of the new Marley Coffee branch in Daegu. This city is located 4 hours south of Seoul by car, so it is quite an expansion and a great opportunity for more Airens to access Marley Coffee. These photos were taken tonight KST and the CEO of Marley Coffee, Hosuk Lee, said it will be open for business tomorrow morning at 10am. Congratulations Daegu Marley Coffee!  🙂

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Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever


Business and Fangirling at Marley Coffee Itaewon ~ Photos

I’m uploading these photos as a post for my readers who either don’t have a twitter account or for whatever reason don’t use it often.  I tweeted these yesterday afternoon/evening after having a meeting with a colleague in Seoul at Marley Coffee Itaewon. Afterwards, I had some time to fangirl before catching the last bus home to where I live. Korea’s public transportation system is convenient and inexpensive but the drawback is that you can’t stay out too late. Otherwise, you’ll get stranded because you missed the final subway or bus headed to your destination. Then you’ll see a line of taxi drivers hanging out near the subway station exits like hungry sharks waiting to feast on desperate people who missed their final ride. I ran like a madwoman to catch the final 11:15pm bus home after transferring from the subway. Little did I know that the bus I usually take home had changed bus stops from exit 4 to exit 1 during the time I had used only the subway.  I like to share my first hand experiences with my readers because I feel it makes it more personal.  Without further delay, here are the photos of Marley Coffee Itaewon after I found out Seung Gi’s palmprint had been put on display:  🙂  I also discovered that members of Infinite Challenge had autographed mugs there 2 weeks ago. I knew they had filmed there from an article online, but it was pretty neat seeing them up close and in person.

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Now, heading towards the second floor:

CDG_Ao4UgAArp_d CDG_UTNVAAEOk-t CDG_VGoUMAAb-9Q CDG_VRHVEAAMgQx CDG_WLZVAAAI2Yoitaewon4These are the mugs autographed by members of Infinite Challenge. The manager said they had been by 2 weeks ago.

itaewon5They moved up Rohan Marley’s autographed mug up towards the front. Last time I visited, I couldn’t get a good shot of his mug since it was taped towards the back.

itaewon6My one time indulgence for the day~ Affogato. ^^

CDHp8-TVAAA-ZqB CDHp9iZUIAAwjWjFinal photos as I left the cafe around 10:30pm KST.


Marley Coffee to Release Online CF Monday, April 20

This is an online CF sample. Starting Monday, it will be released on Naver’s banner on the right hand side in the middle.

Credit: Hosuk Lee

Credit: Hosuk Lee uploaded by rize han (hanrize)

English translation:

Opening caption with Haha and Seung Gi: What is this amazing coffee ? If you share this video, 1,000 people will receive Marley Coffee

Haha: Mmmm…this coffee smell that’s driving me crazy! Exactly what kind of coffee is it? I’m asking what kind it is!

Seung Gi: Hyung~ it’s Jamaica Blue Mountain!!

Closing caption: Making daily life more premium. Marley Coffee.

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever