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[…]
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[…]
Good coffee is becoming easier to find in Bangkok, but that isn’t to say it’s on every corner just yet. And when you’re in the middle of Bangkok, it’s not always easy to find a good drop of the stuff. Thankfully, Gallery Drip Coffee is a tiny oasis for coffee lovers in the middle of the Siam area. Set in the ground floor of the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) opposite to the popular MBK shopping mall, this small[…]
The best cups of coffee usually come from artisan roasters serving single origin beans. But in coffee starved Hong Kong, you have to take what you can get. With this in mind, I decided to give the local outlet of the illy ‘Espressamente’ franchise at K11 a try.
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[…]