Pacamara – Serious roasters serve Slayer brews in style

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

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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Gallery Drip Coffee @BACC – Downtown haven for coffee hunters

The art of a good pour at Gallery Drip Coffee

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[…]

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Holly Brown – Chain serves up first decent Hong Kong Coffee

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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