If there is any wonder about Bangkok’s cosmopolitan status, look no further than the Japanese quarter of Phrom Phong. Nestled in a row of manga book rental stores and ramen restaurants is an unassuming café with a minimalist décor and a distinctly un-Japanese name.
Ceresia is owned by Venezuelan sisters Marian and Lucia Aguilar, and Thai roaster Garin “Bret” Asavaroengchai (also Lucia’s husband). Lucia shares, “We wanted to open the shop in a multicultural area. As a result, we have been visited by people from many nationalities.”
Most are curious about the single origin beans that Ceresia import from Central and South America as well as Africa. Marian explains, “We display our coffee beans in open bins so our customers can see what we offer. This way we can also explain the characteristics of each bean to them.”
Bret adds, “It’s our passion to share information with our customers because we believe that every step of producing such quality coffees has to be recognised. Owners and farmers have been working very hard to grow and produce these quality coffees for us so we may experience and enjoy such distinctive aromas and flavours in every cup.”
My favourite filter coffee here is a La Joyería Lot 212 from the Colombian region of Antioquia. This washed processed bean is full-bodied and sweet, with a satisfyingly long aftertaste.
也許很多人不知道，曼谷其實有個日本區；就在Phrom Phong 地鐵站附近。
老闆是一對來自委內瑞拉的姐妹Marian and Lucia Aguilar，
和Lucia的泰裔先生Garin Asavaroengchai（又叫Bret, 他也是豆子烘焙師）。
Ceresia Coffee Roasters
593/29-41 Sukhumvit Soi 33/1, Bangkok, Thailand
Tue-Sun 8am-6pm / Mon closed