Kaizen Coffee Co., Bangkok

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Originally introduced to the West by Masaaki Imai, Kaizen is the practice of continuous improvement. While typically used as part of business strategy, Australian-educated Thai barista Bow Anw and two partners are redefining the term to showcase the growth and journey of specialty coffee in Bangkok.

Located on the quiet end of Ekamai (far away from the BTS station), Kaizen Coffee Co. has an über clean, all white décor. Minimalist lines are the only furnishings (if one could call it that) on the feature wall. This helps to put all the attention on the coffee, particularly the process of brewing it, thanks to a prominent espresso and brew bar.

Beyond the usual staples of the Australian bean scene — think flat whites and long blacks — Kaizen Coffee Co. also offers hand-brewed filter coffee and, with a nice touch of technology, nitrogen-brewed cold coffee. The latter is perfect, given Bangkok’s hot and humid weather, no?

Besides coffee, Kaizen Coffee Co.’s brunch fare will help keep any hunger away in between cuppas. Staples such as bacon and eggs on ciabatta and tomatoes, avocado and feta on sourdough do the job nicely. While many cafés in the Thai capital seem to depend on an ever-rotating menu of beans by foreign roasters, Kaizen Coffee Co. relishes in its philosophy of supporting local farms and roasters.

Is it any wonder every cup feels like it brings you closer to the amazing Thai community?

Kaizen咖啡館位於Ekamai靜謐的一端,
遠離地鐵站的它也因此少了喧囂和來去匆忙的人潮。
館裡頭以白色為基調,配上簡潔流利的線條,
散發出一股乾淨明亮的時尚感。
咖啡館的面積不大,也沒有繁複的裝潢,
焦點自然而然的就集中在咖啡上。
許多曼谷咖啡館都會由國外進口豆子,
這裡卻秉持支持本土咖啡農和烘豆商理念,
用的都是從當地精挑細選出來的豆子。
除了一般意式咖啡外,Kaizen也提供了手沖單品,
如果想喝冷咖啡,不妨試試他們的氮釀,在炎炎夏日里非常的解暑。
至於食物方面,可以來一份配上煎蛋和熏肉的三明治,簡單卻也不失美味。

首次聽到Kaizen這名字時,覺得它挺特別的,既不像泰語也不像英語。
其實這名字源自日本管理學中的一個概念,
有逐漸持續改進、改善的意思,
是日本管理部門里重要的一門理念和學說。
Kaizen咖啡館的老闆和夥伴們將這概念重新定義并延伸至精品咖啡上,
為曼谷的咖啡館增添一抹獨特的色彩。


Kaizen Coffee Co.
582/5, Soi Ekamai 26-28 (Tai Ping Tower), Bangkok, Thailand
Tue-Sun 8am-6pm / Mon closed
+66-98-831-6009
facebook.com/kaizencoffeeco

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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