When you taste coffee in Bangkok in one of the specialty coffee shops that I advice you, coffee will blow your mind and change you for ever. All stories has a beginning, this is where a new chapter with French Coffee Production started and yes, it's in Thailand. Did you know that Thailand produce high quality of coffee? The coffee consumption is growing and we can see a huge evolution of consumption, people are moving from traditionnal coffee to specialty coffee. So let start to explain you more about Bangkok and the specilaty coffee scene in there. Enjoy reading!
A Mega Coffee City
What a crazy city! Do you plan to come to Thailand? You should visit Bangkok. You will not be disappointed by the coffee scene. A wide range of coffee shops offer you both a nice atmosphere and a great coffee for you to enjoy and have a chilled time during your trip there. Let's see what you can discover in the big mango.
Specialty coffee is incredible
As you know, Bangkok is a mega city and residing in one of the most visited countries in the world. It is not surprising that the coffee scene is huge and you can find numerous coffee shops in the city. In this article, you will find a list that highlights the work of people along the coffee supply chain, from the farm to the cup. Most of them will share Thai coffee with you, because indeed, Thailand has a secret. I will tell you. Thailand produces good quality coffee. It's just that they kept their secret for a long time but now you know, so when you come to Thailand, you should visit the following places and discover what Thai coffee has to offer you. The scene is very dynamic and many events are happening. Every year it's booming and you can participate in shows such as the Aeropress Championship or the Thailand Coffee Fest.
Video 1 : Liz Schen from 93armycoffee participated in the Aeropress Championship of 2016.
Bangkok Coffee Scene
Bangkok cafes offer a wide range of coffee, each coffee shop has its own character. You should go and visit to make your own idea but one common theme among the coffee shops is that they all serve specialty coffees. Increasingly, they are serving coffees from all over the world, it's incredible to see how passionate and diligent Thai people are with coffee. Indeed, they understand more about coffee because they have the opportunity to grow arabica coffee in the north of their country. That helps baristas to understand more about coffee at every step.
Thailand Coffee Fest
Video 2 : The Thailand Coffee Fest is the biggest coffee event in the country that attracted more than 60 000 people in 2018, growing to 108 000 in 2019! That gives you an idea of how huge specialty coffee is in this area.
The Thailand Coffee Fest is an event that happens every year in Bangkok. If you have the chance to be there in March feel free to join the movement and meet some of the best coffee producers, coffee roasters or baristas. We have attended this event since 2018 and we would like to contribute by raising awareness of Thai coffee worldwide.
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Here are some of the best Bangkok coffee shops you can visit during your stay :
If you visit Bangkok, there are so many coffee shops, you should start around the place where you are located. Bangkok is a big city and by using the BTS and then by exploring the sois (side streets), you can easily find some of these magical places. There is so much to discover, don't hesitate to comment and mention the coffee shops that you have visited to help others know more about this wonderful city.
Jordan, a coffee lover for the coffee people, thank you for reading.