I’ve searched the back alleys and main streets everywhere in Bangkok for a decent cup of coffee. I don’t mean a vanilla-iced-carmerlatte-frappechino from Starbucks.. I mean an honest decent pure cup of coffee. To be honest I can drink any coffee, from instant to bean. But sometimes you just need one of those amazing cups of coffee that makes you melt in the same way a slice of chocolate cake would (but with far less calories).And finally I’ve found the perfect place, fortunately for me it’s about 2 mins from my apartment …unfortunately for my wallet. You can find it at Sukhumvit soi 21, Asok check out this map its about 5 mins from MRT Sukhumvit, BTS Asok and Terminal 21.

This is in my opinion the best coffee shop in Bangkok, it’s called Doi Chaang and is the Bangkok branch of a Company from Northern Thailand, where villagers grew tired of selling their premium quality beans for a pittance to big international companies so all the families of the Doi chaang village decided to join together, go solo and produce and sell their own ‘beyond fair trade’ coffee…

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Stepping out of the sun into the Doi Chaang in Asok is instantly relaxing: the boutique feel, chic decoration, a refreshing blast of aircon and the friendly and attentive staff make it feel like a little oasis! So to the coffee.. The menu has a variety of the regular coffee’s along with hand drip coffee, and cold brew coffee. Above the counter are a selection of coffee brewing/purifying/i-don’t-know-what contraptions that make it look most like a science lab than a coffee shop.
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Definitely the best cup of coffee I’ve had in Thailand, possibly ever! And I’m going to be back to try out everything else on the menu! The prices are a little steep for Thailand, but so worth it: an espresso is about 60THB (£1.20/$2) with lattes and cappuccinos coming it at about 85THB (£1.70/$3) They also have a food menu that I didn’t get a chance to look at, but I did notice that had a selection of amazing looking cake for about 85THB (£1.70/$3) per slice.Basically.. go, try, enjoy! Promise you won’t be disappointed!