One of the world’s coffee business leaders Aroma Group teams up with top city media Time Out Bangkok to organize “Aroma Group presents Time Out Bangkok Coffee Fest” – where coffee lovers get to sip some of Bangkok’s best brews from more than 30 well-known coffee shops, such as Rocket, Roots, Ink & Lion, Brave Roasters and Kaizen, surrounded by the relaxed atmosphere of Emquartier’s Water Garden
Besides best cups from some of the city’s best cafes, coffee devotees shouldn’t miss their chance to try the special coffee menu available exclusively at the event at as low as 50 baht per cup! Coffee lovers will also enjoy the watercolor workshop provided by Olive Creative Laboratory, coffee shows, coffee talks with coffee guru, and live music throughout the day. Those interested in the coffee business will also get a chance to see the newest coffee-making technology from the world’s top brands. Real coffee lovers have no reason to miss it!
Here's a sneak peek of the highlights
Rocket is a Swedish artisan that serves exceptional food and freshly brewed coffee. They recommend the homemade silky tofu, served cold, topped with aubergine, cherry tomatoes and fresh tangy dressings. Or you can enjoy Swedish Meatball, served with a portion of mashed potato. Don’t forget to spare your tummy for Ichigo, strawberry and raspberry sherbets topped with mousse, meringue and zesty rhubarb.
Groans were heard all around when everyone’s favorite Roots Coffee Bar at Ekkamai closed down at the end of last year. Jubilation ensued when fans realized that the coffee purveyor was relocating to The Commons, the newest feel-like-home community mall located on Thonglor Soi 17. Their cold brew attracts coffees lovers across the neighborhood, even more now that Roots offers it fresh from the tap. Another gimmick that attracts brewed-bean fanatics is the Barista’s Choice, which includes winning drinks from a barista competition in the menu for a limited amount of time.
This cafe is quite far from downtown and is not an easy find. It’s worth going, however, for the reason that the owner has had over ten years experience with specialty coffee. It’ll be hard to notice the shop if it’s your first time here. Just keep your eyes peeled for shop signs along the way. The black coffee is highly recommended and so is the café latte. The owner, in fact, is known as a master of latte art. For those who don’t like coffee that much, the hot green tea latte is a great choice.
All-white interiors, marbletop counters, black infinity-edge lines – all these elements combine to create a clean modern look for this cafe. Outstanding signature drinks and a great food menu make this cafe suitable for everyone. Nitro cold brews offer energy boosts to the caffeine-obsessed, while sweets lovers will enjoy the Milo Mountain (iced chocolate topped with vanilla ice cream and Milo, and served in a chocolate-dipped cup).
Phil Coffee Company is one of the few wholesale specialty bean roasters in Bangkok, a fact that’s enough to guarantee the quality of their coffee. Owned by three siblings, this specialty shop is set off by brick walls and lovely floral ceramic tiles. It’s great for hanging out with friends, but is also suitable for solo fliers particularly on weekdays when it’s quite peaceful. Try their filter house blend (Hummingbird with Floral, Lemon & Caramel notes) and their cold brew. If you’re lucky, you may even get a chance to taste the special Panama Geisha brew.
Combining an art gallery and a café, Ink & Lion is owned by a couple who both have art in their blood. Those who are passionate about arts, crafts and coffee will definitely fall in love with this place. Interesting artwork from both local and international artists are always on exhibit. Ink & Lion, who trained the latest winner of the National Thailand Brewer Cups, is now also roasting small batches of coffee. You can try their beans at the café or buy a pack for home brewing.