Food·Posted on Oct 17, 2018I Just Learned Starbucks In South Korea Is Bonkers AFSouth Korean Starbucks is living in 3018, while we're here in 2018.by Michelle NoBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Most Americans are familiar with Starbucks, purveyor of coffee, Frappuccinos, and other caffeinated delights. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC The chain is so ubiquitous in the US, most people have the menu memorized. Well, I recently learned that Starbucks in South Korea is on a whole 😲 'nother 😲 level. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF MTV According to this 2014 NBC report, that's because in South Korea, coffee is associated with a luxurious lifestyle."A paper cup from Starbucks and other franchises has become a status symbol," one person interviewed for the story said. Take this blended avocado frappuccino, for one. It's avocado-flavored and features a white chocolate "pit." View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's the definition of millennial extra. Or this sweet potato one, which is like, a guaranteed 100 Insta likes and honestly? Sounds better than a PSL. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Sweet potato is a pretty popular flavor in South Korea, and is regularly featured in cookies, cakes, and other desserts. You sure bet I'd be a shameless Starbucks stan if my drink had macadamia cookie crumbs. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @a_cupofjoe_gyeonggi *Buries face, hopes, and dreams in foam* View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @jucribe It's perfect. Honestly, this is straight out of London's hottest new afternoon tea joint*. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @m2vely_muksta *That's a thing, right? Moving on to the snacks, though. I'd buy these little yogurt pots for the containers themselves. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com They could store spices, yogurt, sauces, and other dressings. I don't believe in magic but I do believe in these lemon tarts. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Pinkies up! And screw cake pops, I want this red velvet cake push-up pop. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Apparently, you can purchase it in Starbucks drive-thrus in Seoul. All I am saying is if my Starbucks served little puffy clouds of strawberry whipped cream like this I'd be okay with many upsetting parts of my life. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's so wholesome. If slices of tangerine cheesecake and peanut cream latte are what Koreans get at Starbucks, what is their McDonald's like?! View this photo on Instagram instagram.com I need this research STAT. I'm just wondering: Is the Korean Starbucks a completely different company? View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Get on this, BuzzFeed Unsolved. In conclusion, Crazy Rich Asians was based on a single visit to a Starbucks in Seoul. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @dxvixh So good it looks fake.