Gao Xing is a young lady often mistaken for a boy. Her dad left her a coffee diary after he passed ten years ago and she has always dreamed of following in his footsteps. However, the responsibilities of taking care of the family rests entirely on her shoulders and in order to pay off their debts, she applies for a job at a coffee shop that only hires male employees. (Source: DramaPanda) Edit Translation
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I love Gao Xing. Her cheerful personality makes everyone smile. Her bluntness about her emotions is something enviable. She isn't afraid to tell everyone upfront how much she likes them. Qin Zhe Mo, Jiang Shang Wu's cousin, is also a beautifully woven character, initially Gao Xing's crush. Gao Xing and Qin Zhe Mo's friendship is honestly so cool. They tell each other about their love lives over dinner and they both know how much the other loves their significant other. Whenever Han Xiao misunderstands Gao Xing's and Qin Zhe Mo's relationship, Gao Xing would always meet up with Han Xiao to tell her that Qin Zhe Mo really loves her. I loved the ending of this drama, especially the trip Gao Xing and Jiang Shang Wu takes to find a certain type of coffee bean. The drama really describes, in much detail, how to make coffee.
Jiang Shang Wu's personality is terrible. He's yes and then he's no. They were in the boss and worker zone, then friend zone, then family zone. His sole reason for not being in a relationship with her is his dislike for her tomboy nature, which does not make sense because he keeps on thinking about her. In the Korean drama it made sense because Han Gyul had to reconsider his sexual identity, which is not a simple understanding. In this Chinese remake, Jiang Shang Wu clearly knows she's a woman, so he's not facing a sexual identity crisis like the show suggests. I disliked how Gao Xing had to apologize to Jiang Shang Wu all the time for hiding the fact that she's friends with his cousin, which is a ridiculous reason to break up with her.
The cafe interior and exterior way much different and I love it when the gave Chinese touch to them which it so unique, the wardrobes are goods, the characters of Gao Xing and Jiang Shang Wu way much better since they didnt force to exactly same as Go Eun Chan and Choi Han Gyul. It just shame Qin Zhe Mo character which played by Wang Wayne ahjussi tried to have same facial expression to Choi Han Seong which played by Lee Sun Kyun ahjussi. Wang Wayne ahjussi acting so good even the cgi in the Infernal Affairs still like a sh*t but doesnt effect the acting. Gao Xing sister is less irritating than original Go Eun Chae.
Seriously the screenwriter should get the award, his story telling and the way he made those characters interact with each other so good. The suspense it gave when they have a barista competition and gave out ancient Chinese culture to make coffee too so educational. Overall I love it~~~