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    Decent Coffee

    What do you define as decent coffee?

    I used to be an an un-informed guy that LOVES Colombian coffee.

    No matter how educated I get, I'll always like Colombian coffee.

    Boncafe.....tis a decent Thai brand, Boncafe used to import & sell S. American coffee.

    Now there are these Lao & Vietnamese beans.....They all taste the same to me.....It's all SEA beans.

    Boncafe wants 570 THB per kilo for their low-end beans.
    Vietnam coffee is the same as Boncafe at 400 per kilo.

    Am trying a Chang Rai (supposedly 100% Aribica).....free sample....He suggests 1200 baht is his retail price per kilo.

    I know I am happy to pay top dollar for good coffee.

    Nescafe is the ultimate insult.

    Even at 1200 THB per KG, it comes out to less than 10 baht per cup.

    Enough about me.

    What are your thoughts on coffee? This being a forum I doubt I'll get anything usefull, but why not try?

    What is it that makes you love or hate the waiter/waitress that brings you a cup of coffee?

    Not a big deal, but I tend to get inflammation of the brain when I order a coffee....it costs 40 THB or more, and it is Nescafe.

    Hope to hear from all the Pattaya coffee lovers here soon.

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    I'm not a huge coffee lover, I drink it and enjoy it but I don't go mad for it like Americans. I'm more of a tea man.

    Quote Originally Posted by jaywalker
    Boncafe.....tis a decent Thai brand, Boncafe used to import & sell S. American coffee.
    I can't stand Bon Cafe though. I just finished a 3 year contract with them and have switched to Lavazza, much better in my opinion.

    Bon Cafe always has a layer of film over the top that I can't stand and it sticks in my mouth all morning.

    I've got a few bags of that Brazilian stuff that's been eaten and then shat out by cats or monkeys in my cupboard but as I don't have the tools to brew it at home its just wasting away. Does it have a shelf life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaywalker
    This being a forum I doubt I'll get anything usefull,
    That's a strange thing to say. Some one has always got something useful contribution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    I'm not a huge coffee lover, I drink it and enjoy it but I don't go mad for it like Americans.
    Mad ! That is the word !



    Coffee, pizzas, ... Americans really fuck everything that is good in life !

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    on the topic - anyone know if bring coffee and tea in from overseas is OK? In KL fairly regularly there's a great shops selling teas not far from Chinatown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perota View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    I'm not a huge coffee lover, I drink it and enjoy it but I don't go mad for it like Americans.
    Mad ! That is the word !



    Coffee, pizzas, ... Americans really fuck everything that is good in life !
    How to win friends and influence people ?
    That's quite a retarded and childish statement you made, putting everyone (nationality) in the same basket, sort of like saying, 'all Brits are momma's boys', or all French are arrogant, self-righteous know-it-alls (ok, maybe that last example isn't far from the truth) ...get a life boy...

    to the OP: I buy BonCafe since it has the best taste (for me) over the other crap off the shelves, although I recently bought a kg of Coffman roasted beans, on-line for less than 600 baht/kg...delivered, and it's not bad.
    Last edited by Tomesarn; 17-10-2010 at 12:50 PM.

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    Laosy brought some home from Laosy Land.
    Really really bitter.
    But I like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    I've got a few bags of that Brazilian stuff that's been eaten and then shat out by cats or monkeys in my cupboard but as I don't have the tools to brew it at home its just wasting away. Does it have a shelf life?
    It depends upon how fussy you are about your grinds, there is a coffee shop inside Sala Deang BTS station that sells a range of hand burr turned coffee grinders for about 1000B

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    Sorry JayWalk, fortunalely I have never taken to that habit of drinking coffee and although I'll enjoy a cup a "cappuccino" every now and then, I am not fond at all of the flavor of prue coffee. Unless that is, a rich cup of expresso is offered after dinner and then I will indulge. I don't mind the caffeen buzz at all, strictly a flavor and aroma thing that I find offensive.

    I've brought coffee from the States on multi occasions for a friend. Never an issue.
    "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff....and it is all small stuff"

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    Probably going to get me in shit with coffee lovers for saying this but I'm a bit partial to a Cafe Late Grande with loads of vannila from Starbucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Probably going to get me in shit with coffee lovers for saying this but I'm a bit partial to a Cafe Late Grande with loads of vannila from Starbucks.
    So it was you i spotted the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaywalker
    Now there are these Lao & Vietnamese beans.....They all taste the same to me.....It's all SEA beans.
    you say that Colombian coffee is your fav, then you say the above, which is equivalent to saying Brasilian, Equadorian, Colombian are all S American coffees so taste the same

    even within a country, different areas produce different tastes; like wine, it depends on the geology (not so much on the beans which all tend to be Arabica in SEA)

    Up in the north of Thailand, excellent coffees are produced; we used to swear by one producer but recently have found another which tastes even better

    maybe that is because they roast and grind the beans every day in town
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perota
    Americans really fuck everything that is good in life
    You like to fuck bad things?

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    7 -11 cafey yen everymorning with im in los, luvly!! i only put in a tiny bit of ice and then top the ice up at home, lasts me all the way through the morning

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    ^Can't stomach the ice coffee at 7-11. Too syrupy. For some reason the Family Mart version has a stronger coffee taste and less sweet.

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    Coffee is all i drink and often OD on 5-7 cups a day as i've substituted it for tea.

    I think Tops own Aribaca coffe has a pleasant taste for only 150bht. I'm just trying a Thai brand called "Lanna Cafe" Thai Highland Premium Coffee at 250bht claiming to be 100% Arabica and it's really nice in my opinion. I've tried many others at twice the price which i didn't really find any better. Suzuki coffee is ok but gives me indigestion for some reason.

    Doitung whatever it's called i don't really like.
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    Suzuki Gold from Makro is rather nice. I believe it was Thetters that turned me on to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    ^Can't stomach the ice coffee at 7-11. Too syrupy. For some reason the Family Mart version has a stronger coffee taste and less sweet.
    havent tried the family mart one yet as theres not one near my daily stroll up the soi, the stalls on the road that sell it dont have much coffee in

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    The finest cup of coffee I have ever had was none of this fancy , poncy , priced stuff,, but was a cup of instant Kenco original with 2 spoons of coffeemate + 2 sugars , purchased for 60p in a laybay on the A13 near Purfleet sorry but its true ! delicious

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    I've not long discovered mocha.
    Mmmm. coffee and chocolate!!

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    If you have a percolator and are able to grind your own beans, you will find no finer coffee than Kenyan. I used to frequent the Costa Rica Coffee Company in Cardiff, Wales which sold coffee from all over the world. Kenyan was the most exxpensive because it was the best. It had the added advantage of acting as an air freshener as its odour/fragrance was so strong that it made my car smell wonderful for weeks after I transported it home. The shop no longer exists as dickheads all over the world now regard themselves as experts because they are willing to pay silly prices at Starbucks. The dickheads have never known real coffee and are to be pitied.

    If you want to pay an exorbitant amount of money for disgusting coffee, you need venture no further that Big C, Pattaya, top floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii View Post
    I've not long discovered mocha.
    Mmmm. coffee and chocolate!!
    chocolate coated coffee beans, the sugar, caffein and chocolate a deadly combination

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    Have been trying one importer and also just got a sample from Chiang Rai.

    I know decent coffee when I taste it or smell it.

    Have to say that I've been educating myself quite a bit on how/what/where the beans come from.

    They are actually cherry sized fruits & the seeds are what makes the beans.

    I'm no super-duper coffee freak, but I do enjoy a cup or two of some decent Joe in the mornings......decent is what I have struggled to find in East Asia.

    Anyhow, I just scored a 1/4 kg of 100% Arabica from Chiang Rai today via EMS.

    I really think (not sure) the art of good coffee has a lot to do with the roasting process.

    I recall reading an article about how the Indonesians were upset with Starbucks because they used Indonesian beans, yet shipped them to Seattle for roasting and then sold it at local Indonesians shops at an astounding mark-up.

    Anybody have any experience on the roasting process?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii View Post
    I've not long discovered mocha.
    Mmmm. coffee and chocolate!!
    chocolate coated coffee beans, the sugar, caffein and chocolate a deadly combination
    Probably is deadly if you are a Golden Retriever.....Chocolate is a poison that humans digest easily....It is deadly to dogs so never give your mutts any chocolate.

    Humans should pretend they are not human also by avoiding all sugar, coffee, and chocolate, and sex, and, well,,,,,,,just eat grass and drink water.

    That way you will be risk-free just like a silver-back gorilla.......They only eat grass and drink water. ZERO risk if you take this route.

    Crimony...........

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