its funny, i remember where exactly i was and what was going on when i first watched it. during summer, with a laptop screen with cracks on it, me sitting on the ground at 2 am, and me introducing my cousin to it. honestly, feels like a life time ago, yet feels like it just happened yesterday. this drama will never be erased from my favourite drama list. its a precious gem.
Me too, I'm feeling nostalgic. One of my first dramas and a classic one which makes me fall for Gong Yoo XD This drama is the reason why Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun Hye are in my top10 list of favorite actors... Plus, the OST was amazing and makes me discover k-indie music. Now I can't stop listening to k-indie music thanks to Coffee Prince and I'm happy dramas put more and more indie artists in their OST. I still have Mocha by Casker in my playlist... :)
I don't think it launched either of the main leads to stardom
Gong yoo was already big at the time and Yoon Eun Hye was
a very popular kpop idol .. it wasn't even her first role
Goong launched her as an actress ..
Coffee Prince was Gong Yoo breakout performance and transformed him into a star. In regards to Yoon Eun Hye, you are correct, Goong made her into a star but Coffee Prince made her into an A-list, therefore the drama launched them both to stardom, albeit at different levels.