Ceresia Coffee Roasters, Bangkok

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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。
雖然範圍不是很大,可是無論日本餐館、拉麵店、日文書店還是超市都應有盡有。
而在這些日式商店裡頭,有一家叫Ceresia咖啡館。
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)。
幾位老闆都很親切,每當有空時會來和我們聊天。
從咖啡的烘焙到產地,從咖啡的味道到開店的經驗。

知道我們愛泡咖啡館后,還推薦了幾家不同風格的咖啡館給我們;
這的吧台前面放了幾個箱子,裡頭是烘焙好的豆子,
而咖啡店裡還有塊黑板,上頭寫了豆子的烘焙時間。
所以無論豆子的外形還是新鮮度,你都可以一目了然。
如果不知道該選什麽,就問老闆吧,
他們都會很樂意的為你推薦與分享他們知道的。
由於地點靠近我們的酒店,這裡也是唯一一家我們光顧了兩次的咖啡館。
喝了那麼多杯咖啡,最喜歡的還是第二次到回去時,
所喝的哥倫比亞水洗豆子。
乾淨的口感,回甘悠長,
雖然酸味不強(我一般都愛酸味咖啡,越酸越好),卻越喝越好喝。


Ceresia Coffee Roasters
593/29-41 Sukhumvit Soi 33/1, Bangkok, Thailand
Tue-Sun 8am-6pm / Mon closed
+66-86-843-8235
www.facebook.com/pages/Ceresia-Coffee-Roasters/431787946917113

Kenny is a writer. CK is a photographer. Together they café-hop around the world and have contributed to The Malay Mail Online, Time Out, and other cool publications. Read more of Kenny’s stories at Life for Beginners and check out CK’s photography at Devil's Tales 胡思亂想.

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