One Ounce for Onion, Bangkok

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These days, the latest fad seems to be fashion boutiques that double up as cafés. Usually this is no more than an excuse to serve half-hearted caffè lattes to would-be fashionistas. At One Ounce for Onion though, the coffee lovers may find a cup that bucks the trend.

The café is a collaboration between niche, multi-brand store Onion and local coffee roaster Brave Roasters. Ekameth “Tay” Wipvasutti, who runs Brave Roasters, first got into coffee when he was studying music at Mahidol University.

Wipvasutti shares, “I went to Chiang Mai in search of good coffee and trained under the owner of Happy Espresso. There, I learned how water ratios and timing affect the flavour profile of espresso coffee. I continued my education by ordering beans from famous roasters in the US and UK.”

After realising most beans available locally were dark roasts, Wipvasutti decided to start roasting his own last year. His single origin beans are decidedly home-grown such as a chocolaty washed coffee from Pa-Mieng Doi Saket, Chiang Mai. Light with berry notes and a spicy aftertaste, this is not a brew one would find everywhere.

Besides filtered coffee, Wipvasutti also makes excellent espresso, perhaps the best I’ve had in Bangkok, which is no mean feat. Syrupy with a lively acidity, just the way I like it. Is this a fashionable espresso? I wouldn’t know, but it sure is really good coffee.

現在的咖啡館越來越多元化;
除了販賣咖啡,自己烘焙豆子和製作甜點外,
同時還可以是自行車專門店、書店甚至服裝店。
位於曼谷的One Ounce for Onion就是那麼一家咖啡館(Brave Roasters)+服裝店(Onion)的組合。
Brave Roasters的老闆Tay是個年輕小夥子,大學時就讀的是音樂系,
可是後來卻迷上了咖啡,並在清邁一家咖啡館(Happy Espresso)的老闆指導下,
慢慢認識并學習了沖調咖啡的種種。
爲了更深入的學習和認識不同的豆子,
Tay還從英、美國家等地購買了不同的豆子回來練習。
當他發現泰國當地的豆子都偏於深式烘焙后,
他毅然開始了自家的豆子烘焙。

我們抵達時咖啡館時,整好有一批清邁的豆子Pa-Mieng Doi Saket, Chiangmai,
讓我們有機會嘗試了泰國當地的咖啡。
比起手沖咖啡,馬少更喜歡的是他的espresso。
渾厚的口感中帶有迷人的酸,是我們喜歡的espresso 類型。
是的,我們倆都嗜酸,無亂espresso還是手沖式,都偏愛帶有酸度的咖啡。
不同的是我喜歡手沖咖啡多些,而馬少更偏愛espresso。


One Ounce for Onion
Mon-Sun 9am-8pm
+66-2116-6076 / +66-86-388-3303
www.facebook.com/oneounceforonion

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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