Hands and Heart, Bangkok

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What’s black and white and an oasis of cool in humid and hot Bangkok?

The answer is Hands and Heart, a tiny café hidden in the corner of a condominium (that, in a typical display of contrasts, is located on the same row as the popular Sukhumvit 38 night food stalls). Here, they are all about hand-brewed coffees using Aeropress, pour-over or Chemex.

The décor is a calming blend of – you guessed it – blacks and whites. From the black marble bar and white bean bags to black coffees served in white cups and white coffees in black ones, Hands and Heart reminds one of a serene Go board in mid-game.

Expect seasonal AA-grade single origin beans. During our visit, Brazilian beans from Nordic-influenced, Tokyo-based Fuglen and Thai beans from local Brave Roasters are on offer.

Our friendly baristas – also in contrasting white and black – brew with care and smiles on their faces. Little wonder our coffees arrive perfectly crafted; there’s a bit of love in every sip.

Homemade pastries are a riot of colour from squares of red velvet and carrot cake to pitch-black charcoal croissants that certainly fit the minimal, black-and-white décor. Quench your thirst if you haven’t acclimated to Bangkok’s humidity with iced coffees or heat-relieving herbal juices.

Hands and Heart,一家以手沖咖啡為主的咖啡館;
隱身于Sukhumvit 38街的一棟小公寓裡頭。
這條在夜晚熱鬧異常的街道;
白天懶洋洋的,適合窩在咖啡館裡頭,呆上一個下午。
推開咖啡館的大門,館裡頭小巧、簡潔而明亮。
天窗傾瀉下來的午後陽光,照在刷得白白的墻上;
配上黑色的吧檯和兩位穿得一黑一白的帥氣咖啡師,
咖啡未嘗,我們就已經深深的喜歡上這裡。

我們選了入口處附近的位子,與吧檯隔了一張長木桌,
桌上除了放置了許多誘人的糕點外,還放了好些咖啡豆的樣本和簡介。
哥倫比亞、巴西、專門用作牛奶和冰咖啡的綜合豆子,
而最吸引人的是一張寫著問號的簡介卡,
卡上寫了豆子的風味、口感和特色,但卻不標明是哪的豆子,
好奇心的驅使下,我點了這支問號豆子。
茶的口感,淡淡的果香和酸氣,
臨走前去和咖啡師聊了幾句順便向他求證我的猜測,
沒想還真的被我蒙中了,呵呵。
好一家美麗又有趣的咖啡館。


Hands and Heart
Ground floor, Ascella Condominium, 33 Sukhumvit Soi 38, Bangkok, Thailand
Mon-Sun 7am-9pm
+66-81-4427977
facebook.com/handsandheartcoffee/

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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