Flat Green Is the New Coffee Trend in Korea


Flat green, which can be vaguely explained as a “green tea version of flat white,” is currently dominating the Instagram feeds in Korea. Different from its original form, which is served hot with no added syrup, a flat green is usually served as a cold drink consisting of dense espresso, a bitter green tea shot, and sweetened milk that balances two strong flavors appropriately.

One of the appeals of flat green is its unique appearance. Usually served in a small, clear coffee glass, flat green displays the perfect gradation of brown-white-green that slowly blends to create a well-balanced bittersweet flavor. This gradation not only makes the drink photogenic but also offers a new coffee drinking experience which allows you to indulge in the transformation of flavor.

Below is a short list of coffee shops in Seoul where you can find the trendy green tea coffee. Whether you want to explore a new taste of coffee or simply need a caffeine bomb, a cup of well-crafted flat green won’t fail you.


1. Our Bakery
10-11, Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul


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2. Glow
20, Achasan-ro 9-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

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3. Cerulean Coffee
6, Teheran-ro 4-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

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4. Milestone Coffee
49, Nonhyeon-ro 159-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul



By Heewon Kim