Recap "Would You Like A Cup of Coffee?" Ep 8

Nov 22, 2021

Kang Gobi encountered a free-spirited ajussi who amusingly is the exact opposite of Choi Heart.

Having been settled to his role as a barista, Kang Gobi is living his career with his heart and soul. That’s why when a hipster ajussi visits the cafe on multiple occasions by ordering the same thing, he initially wanted to offer other flavors.

The beatnik middle-aged man even asked to deliver the same coffee flavors to the construction site where he was working. It further escalates Gobi’s annoyance thinking the concoctions he made are put to waste. After expressing his thoughts, he got another pep talk from Park Seok on what kind of flavors he should offer hipster ajussi.

He gets surprised when he was visited by the man who apologized for his behavior. Also, he confessed how he appreciated 2nd Generation cafe for welcoming him and his friends despite them being considered as manual laborers.

Learning his lesson, Gobi brews three different flavors of coffee that would quell the stress easily of people working in a physically taxing job. The next day, he and his friends are unfazed to order new flavors of coffee different from hipster ajussi’s previous preference.

Kindness has been a staple virtue present in almost all episodes of Would You Like a Cup of Coffee. For people who work in customer-facing jobs, the ability to serve the same kind of pleasant interaction is a must.

In our daily lives, we may encounter situations that we deal with people that are not of the same intellectual wavelength or economic status. As always how you treat your inferiors say something about your attitude.

I love the implied nudge on how people like the hipster ajussi suffer from the societal stigma that sometimes even a cup of coffee at a coffee shop felt like a luxury for them.

This episode left a lingering message of how we treat every person we meet whether in passing or permanent equally. Making someone feel small is something easily overlooked, thus, it’s important to always put yourself in someone’s shoes.