Le Trio Coffee – Boutique Roaster pushing Laos Coffee Forwards

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Le Trio Coffee Vientiane - Artisinal Coffee Roasters

In sleepy Vientiane, a specialty coffee scene is growing to meet the demands of travelers and expats. One of the people pushing this scene forward is French-born expat Micka Perier, the founder and roaster at Le Trio Coffee Vientiane. Founded mainly as a roasting company, Micka opened his doors to friends and locals who wished to try his 100% Laos Arabica and Robusta coffee blends. As such the roasting house is transforming into a cafe as well, and they have[…]

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Kuppa Tea & Coffee Traders – Great vibe at this popular upmarket brunching spot

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Kuppa Tea & Coffee Traders

Whenever you talk about good cafes in Bangkok  a name that frequently comes up is Kuppa Tea & Coffee Traders. Given the fact that historically there was much more of an emphasis in the Bangkok cafe scene on good food and good brunching – moreso than good coffee – it’s not hard to see why. What Kuppa delivers is a very sophisticated vibe, with a cafe and fine dining section, and a large selection of all day breakfasts, lunch and dinner[…]

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Flow Coffee Bar – Self-made roaster’s smooth brews sure to delight

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Flow Coffee Bar

I always thought it was impossible to get a good coffee around Fortune Plaza, MRT Rama 9 and Central Plaza Rama 9. Plenty of cafes, but no good coffee in sight. But it’s always nice to be proven wrong, and today was one such day. Hiding in the backstreets behind Fortune Plaza on Rachada Road is Flow Coffee Bar, which is primarily a roasting business, but also a cute little cafe. When I first spotted the cafe down Soi Song[…]

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Casa Lapin x49 – Escape the Bangkok chaos in this chic hidden cafe

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Casa Lapin x49

Set on a small quiet soi opposite Samitiwej Sukhumvit Hospital is one of the most stylish cafes you’ll find in Bangkok, Casa Lapin x49. As you walk in from the street you are greeted by a cosy, well curated outdoor area incorporating a wall-length sofa straight out of a luxury resort. Straight ahead through a bespoke retro glass shopfront is the spectacle of Casa Lapin: from the antique lamps to the custom wooden furniture and benches, everything just reeks of[…]

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Bubble Cafe JJ – Hole in the wall coffee bar for weekend shoppers

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Bubble Cafe JJ

Tourists in Thailand’s capital Bangkok follow a familiar path: a few temples by the river, some thai food, plenty of beer, and of course shopping. On the weekend, tourists and locals flock to the sprawling Chatuchak (JJ) market in the north of the city. But it’s usually cheap clothes and souvenirs they are hunting for, not gourmet coffee. Indeed on the many times I’ve come here I never had the sense that a decent coffee was anywhere to be found[…]

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Pacamara – Serious roasters serve Slayer brews in style

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Pacamara at Rain Hill

When I describe walking into a shop with three grinders and a Slayer sitting around, one could imagine I’m talking about some kind of torture chamber. But for those who know their espressos, they’ll know what I’m really talking about is coffee making equipment, and that such equipment is always a sign of good coffee. Pacamara is the latest retail outlet for the Espresso Friend group who, true to their name, seem to have been pushing the gourmet coffee movement forward in[…]

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Ceresia Coffee Roasters – New Star Rising in Phrom Phong

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Ceresia Coffee Roasters

Having spent so much of last year travelling, I hadn’t kept my finger on the coffee pulse in Bangkok. If I had, I would have known about Ceresia long ago, since they’ve been open around 7 months now. After my first trip there today, I can be sure I’ll be back many more times in the future! Ceresia Coffee Roasters is conveniently located on Sukhumvit 33/1, opposite the Fuji Super supermarket and only 5 minutes walk from BTS Phrom Phong. Upon[…]

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Holly Brown – Chain serves up first decent Hong Kong Coffee

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Holly Brown Hong Kong

After a few days of uninspiring coffee in Hong Kong it was refreshing to come across Holly Brown. With a chain of cafes throughout different areas of HK, Holly Brown roast their own beans in house, including a house blend and some Single Origin varieties. I tried the branch in the up market shopping centre K11 in Tsim Sha Tsui. The atmosphere was like that of a desert cafe or ice cream shop, which isn’t surprising considering they also seem[…]

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Roots Coffee Roaster Bangkok – Brilliant House Roasted Coffee at Ekkamai 15

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Roots - Welcome to the coffee lab

Let’s get one thing straight: Roots is without exception the best coffee in Bangkok. Gourmet Coffee is following Wine’s meteoric rise to mainstream popularity in Bangkok, and there are many solid options to choose from these days. But you’ll stop your search for that ever-elusive perfect cup as soon as you set foot in here. Roots Coffee Roaster Bangkok is run by Khun Dae, the owner and founder of the cafe that could be said to have started the rise[…]

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