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1 minute ago, wgdanson said:

So what's the alternative, Starbucks or Nescafe?

The worst cup of coffee I've had was in Starbucks at Swampy airport. While in Naklua, Bangkok I was getting a great cup of coffee in Smile for Bt35. I really miss that.

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I like the Bon Cafe Morning Powder ground coffee the best. Very good and also a good value at around ฿120/250g bag. Found at all major supermarkets. 

 

 

Bon Café Morning Roasted Coffee Powder 250g

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I like to grind my own. Most grinder are crap. I use a dulit grinder which i had posted from uk. At a 5* resort called rayvadee in krabie i had 3 cups of there wonderful morning coffee its called wawee coffee, i bought the dark roast. One of their few shops in bangkok posted me 10 bags....... Inside was a free bag wow. Yesterday they phoned my wife incase i needed more but alas i am the only one in our household that drinks it, wife never. But she did say that we will pop in for a cuppa and say high. Later this year we will go to their best shop in chaing mai look it up on google. Most grinders use a fast spinning blade and they say this burns the coffee. Dulit grindes the coffee properley. Look their website. When i have a coffee i always have a dash of drambuie. Last month on holiday in vegas my wife bought me a hip flask for my bd there. 

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I followed this thread as I also pursue the Holy Grail of the perfect cup of coffee! Deep flavours, rich and not a hint of bitterness. So hard to find here.

I used to buy Peaberry beans from Hilkoff until I had one batch not roasted well. Roasting is key.

Then I discovered Suan Pailom Coffee here in Chiang Mai ( they are on Facebook).  

Canadian Roaster (trained by a turkish coffee master so seems to achieve better flavours-to my taste at least), and he approaches his job like a scientist. Obviously carefully sourced beans. But then the notebook comes out, to note readings of key factors such as humidity, ambient temperature, etc etc.

So every batch is the same which works for me.

They supply beans or grind to your spec (eg ultrafine for espresso machines).

and then you will have your own variables, apart from the grinder, the water you use and the machine you prepare coffee in. The milk if any, and sweetener if any. (Under doctors orders I now use stevia powder instead of sugar. Only a little but variations in that can spoil a good cup!)

If I have visitors from the uk, they are asked to bring a supply of Guatemala Elephant Beans from Whittards. Triple the size of most beans and richer but not bitter.

Good luck all in your quests.

Like wine, a very personal taste choice.

Hoping for more ideas on here-keep them coming please!

 

 

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I'm a complete pleb when it comes to milky coffee which as far as I'm concerned is hot milk with a coffee flavour. Heating a mug of milk in the microwave and stirring in a large spoon of instant Nescafe suits me fine

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11 hours ago, atyclb said:

Pacamara is an excellent bean supplier. At 375 per kg. it's not a bad price at all from your link. Don't know about the Napoli blend.

 

Edit: Although it clearly says 375 per kg., when you add it to the cart, the price is 500 Baht per kg. which I don't know if that is an error on the website or what. If not, then it's a bit steep.

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7 hours ago, elektrified said:

 

 

Edit: Although it clearly says 375 per kg., when you add it to the cart, the price is 500 Baht per kg. which I don't know if that is an error on the website or what. If not, then it's a bit steep.

375 is thai price.....farang pay extra.....:whistling:

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If you actually like to taste the coffee and drink it black and without sugar then one coffee that I have found is way above the others. It is a Swedish brand called Gevalia and was, until recently, sold by Ville Market. It is a medium roasted Brazilian Bean and has soft mellow taste which makes you want to drink more. Unfortunately Ville Market stopped selling it and I am searching for another supplier. I have even considered importing it myself or getting someone in Sweden to send me a a few kilos every few months. If you know of another supplier here please please give me his details.

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2 hours ago, ResandePohm said:

If you actually like to taste the coffee and drink it black and without sugar then one coffee that I have found is way above the others. It is a Swedish brand called Gevalia and was, until recently, sold by Ville Market. It is a medium roasted Brazilian Bean and has soft mellow taste which makes you want to drink more. Unfortunately Ville Market stopped selling it and I am searching for another supplier. I have even considered importing it myself or getting someone in Sweden to send me a a few kilos every few months. If you know of another supplier here please please give me his details.

I used to drink Gevalia coffee in the late 1980's - early 1990's. I have 2 very nice canisters here that they gave me as a gift back then. It was extremely smooth and rich tasting.

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On ‎7‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 11:57 AM, sfokevin said:

I’ve seen it at the Tops supermarket in Airport Plaza too..

Many places you can buy Duang dee but you will obviously pay more........Best to go direct

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7 hours ago, elektrified said:

Pacamara is an excellent bean supplier. At 375 per kg. it's not a bad price at all from your link. Don't know about the Napoli blend.

 

Edit: Although it clearly says 375 per kg., when you add it to the cart, the price is 500 Baht per kg. which I don't know if that is an error on the website or what. If not, then it's a bit steep.

 

 

125 baht for 250 gram bag. when you hover mouse over 1 kg icon it say . +375 . which is the correct price for 3 more 250 gram bags to reach 1kg

 

i have used napoli blend and it is quite nice. uses import beans as well as thai.  500 baht for 1kg of euro roasted tasting beans is not bad in thailand. it is at least 1/2 the price of an italian roasted import

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I get my beans at Kasem’s in Warorot.  Whole or ground available. 

 

Good value.

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Coffee, once ground, deteriorates much more quickly than roasted, which in my experience, will last and keeps its flavour for up to 6 Months, especially if you use a zip lock bag and store in the fridge. Coffee is expensive in Thailand and its quality is highly variable. If you go Home to Europe for a spell, do buy a kilogram or two of a decent quality Arabica Coffee. Colombian Supremo is an excellent medium blend. Bean to Cup coffee machines from DeLonghi are on sale at Central Plaza locations. These make perfect coffee to taste with great convenience but at 4 times the price you get one from Europe. It's almost worth making a special trip back Home just to buy one.

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