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Bliss & Bless is a cozy book café at Myungdong. You might think this place as one of coffee chains like Starbucks or Tom n Toms. But there is a distinct difference. Unlike any other coffee chains, you can feel the shop is filled with aroma of ‘kind’ coffee as you step inside of Bliss & Bless.
Bliss & Bless is a cozy book café at Myungdong. You might think this place as one of coffee
chains like Starbucks or Tom n Toms. But there is a distinct difference. Unlike any other coffee
chains, you can feel the shop is filled with aroma of ‘kind’ coffee as you step inside of
Bliss & Bless.
Bliss & Bless is one of the projects of “Merry Year Foundation”, a NGO working on founding
and managing social enterprises for stable employments of ‘Sae tomin’ (which means new
settlers who defected from North Korea). Bliss & Bless is their 4th social enterprise, and their
4th ‘Factory of Hope’.
The harsh reality of young Sae tomins’ unstable employments has been always a big problem.
But it was considered much less important than unemployment crisis of young South Koreans.
So there was no measure to help them to get stable jobs.
By educating them to be professional baristas and hiring them at Bliss & Bless, Merry Year
Foundation is supporting young generation of Sae tomins to work in the competitive service
industry. And if one of these baristas is ready, they can even have a chance to open a chain
shop of Bliss & Bless.
Under their motto : “The best Charity is helping the needy to be self-reliance”, now Bliss & Bless
is also raising fund by having events at café to support social works like establishing clinics and
parceling out goats in India and Africa.
While you sit and enjoy your coffee here, you can see a sign says, “Drink Coffee, Change Lives”.
That is the exact reason why this place exists. A cup of coffee you drink here can change
With this cozy coffee shop Bliss & Bless, young Sae tomin can have stable and rewarding jobs,
and also have chance to get along with other people in South Korea.
So if you happened to go to Myungdong, have a chance to drink a warm cup of coffee at
Bliss & Bless to share your love and hope.
Bliss & Bless
Cheong Eo Ram Building, Namsan-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea
(서울특별시 중구 남산동2가 19-8 청어람빌딩)
(Photo credit : Hankook Ilbo, Merry Year Foundation Blog)
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