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2016-12-28 75 views
Ekkamai Macchiato has good ambience and decent banana cake while its coffee still needs quite a few fine tuning for the prime time.Two major reasons I visit this café are 1) it’s on 7 Good Cafes In Sukhumvit, Bangkok: The Sprudge Coffee Guide, an article on the coffee news website Sprudge and 2) another chance to try drip coffee roasted by Bottomless Coffee Roaster outside its own shop. At the time of my visit, the shop is about two months into its operation. Typically, I will allow at least si
Two major reasons I visit this café are 1) it’s on 7 Good Cafes In Sukhumvit, Bangkok: The Sprudge Coffee Guide, an article on the coffee news website Sprudge and 2) another chance to try drip coffee roasted by Bottomless Coffee Roaster outside its own shop.
At the time of my visit, the shop is about two months into its operation. Typically, I will allow at least six months for the shop to settle in before I make a visit. However, I happen to be in the area so I have no choice but to visit as is. The interior decor is great and comfortable to sit. The shop is also quite quiet too even it’s raining cats and dogs outside on the day I visit. Well thought out indeed. The shop sports Linea Classic and three grinders which should allow barista to make magic out of any coffee as their skill allow. My cappuccino of its house blend from Bottomless Coffee Roaster came out rather tight and sour which seems to be typical for milk drink in Bangkok during this trip. Another attribute for Bangkok’s milk coffee is good to great latte art which you can also find it here. The frothed milk itself could be good but it is imperceptible with the sour milk drink like this either from the espresso base or from too little milk use in the cup.
I actually look forward to try drip of roasted coffee by Bottomless Coffee Roaster at this place; however, they ran out of drip coffee from this roaster. The only reasonable choice left here is coffee roasted by Ink & Lion, a new roaster in the area. The drip brew of this Colombia Hacienda Supracafe is rather disappointed. The cup was way too tight with an overextracted tone thrown in there.
I haven’t had this kind of coffee way too long; it reminds me of a pour over workshop coffee enthusiasts brewed for us all to taste. All the tasting notes ie toffee, chocolate and stonefruit seem to be there but the cup is way way too tight for coffee drinkers to really appreciate anything meaningful on this coffee. What great about this shop at the time I visit is its banana cake. It has quite a nice texture and is not those softer than soft type which is good. In addition, the cake has lots of banana chunk in there too. In fact, this type of cake or some acidic cake like lemon or orange pound cakes will go well with the type of drip coffee serves here at the time. This acidic cake will help spruce up the acidity and the sweetness calls for something strong to cut it down, a good thing while the brew skill of its barista settles in. This should be a combo that the shop puts a heavy emphasis on at this point in time with this level of brew skill.
Mind you the shop just opened two month on that visit. By the time this article is post, all these kinks should be fully ironed out as it will be six months after the operation if this shop wants to become a place for coffee lovers. Hopefully the reader won’t experience what I went through at the time.