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2016-12-28 95 views
You can try Ink & Lion if you happen to be in the area and I have a slightly better luck with espresso drink than drip. The drip brew skill is good and I can only hope that the quality of its roast work catches up with its good brew skill soon. Apart from being listed in 7 Good Cafes In Sukhumvit, Bangkok: The Sprudge Coffee Guide, an article on the coffee news website Sprudge, I got to know this café from drinking its coffee a while back when some coffee lover carried it back to Hong Kong. At
In addition to its beautiful coffee bag design, Ink & Lion is famous for the meaning of the shop name, which I still don’t quite get it, and the odd shop schedule/hours ie the shop closes on Wednesday to Friday. So be on the lookout whether it opens before you pay a visit there. Let start with Cappuccino, as usual. I get a nice body which implies a good milk frothing but the cup felt tight with a hint of dirtiness toward the finish. Mind you that the feeling toward overall cup is sort of bearable but it could be better.
When hot, I get a strong Chinese medicine in the cup. Cooler, the hint of grass and vegetable, kinda like the greenish taste of water that you use to cook vegetable that shows up clearly. While it’s not hard to taste some sweetness in the cup, it was dominated by these greenish water that used to cook vegetable. Surprisingly, this is the only shop in this trip that I get greenish tone which implies that no matter what local said, the ‘light’ roast fad hasn’t fully arrived or taken hold of Thai coffee scene unlike what we suffer in Hong Kong. Maybe not yet? Another good thing about this cup is the brew skill which is clean and clear, showing off what the coffee has to offer. But it’s not a blessing as the good brew skill becomes a penalty for the overall cup as it showcases the coffee and the roast skill well. Too well I would say as it easily shows the greenish tone clearly.