Coffee, you either love it or hate it, and there are certainly those people that just function in the morning without it.
It’s no secret that I’m a coffee lover. I think it’s one of the best focus drinks out there. And I don’t want any old cup of joe. It has to be strong, delicious, and preferably served by a barista who really knows their stuff.
A great way to find new favorite coffee shops is by getting recommendations from friends or checking out reviews on sites like Tripadvisor or Google Places. But for those of you who are looking for something new, here is one of my personal favorites:
*Coffee Lab – Boat Avenue – One of the reasons that this coffeeshop is so great is because they have a wide variety of different types of coffees to try, not just your typical espresso drink. If you have a coffee machine at home, they even stock freshly roasted coffee in bags for take away or order online.
Located in Boat Avenue in the Bang Tao area of Phuket, this mecca for great tasting coffee is a hub for the local expats in the area.
Speaking with Danny the Australian founder of Coffee Lab
He bought a small espresso machine and grinder in the late 1990’s, when at a time the price of coffee-making equipment was beginning to become affordable to the general public.
“The smell, the texture – I was obsessed and wanted to learn more”.
I believe the four key points to making good coffee are having fresh coffee beans, a good commercial grinder, a good coffee machine and the skills to operate it.
People have a right to expect good fresh coffee, but it’ s hard if they’ve never had fresh coffee before, they don’t know any better.
Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Asia Lifestyle Magazine.
Originally from the UK, Asa Marsh has been based in Asia for many years. Well known for guiding his Real Estate and Lifestyle company Easy Living Phuket to win the title of “Top 10 Real Estate Agency – Southeast Asia” in 2018.