For a city that not so long ago was a complete wash when it came to caffeine and not on anyone’s world coffee map, Bangkok has certainly come a long way. These days, gourmet slow drip coffee is all the rage, with a bevy of knowledgeable roasters and brewers leading the charge of caffeine consciousness.
For great single bean origin cups, and plenty of barista knowledge to go with the brew, head over to cozy Ceresia, or stop by Gallery Drip for a slow pourover. Kaizen is one of Bangkok's best, serving Melbourne style flat whites and knockout nitrogen brewed coffee. Pacamara and Roots are also great spots to try out locally grown organic Thai beans and support the local growing industry, with Thailand's northern slopes actually being quite fertile spots to grow arabica beans.
If traditional Thai coffee perks your interest, café Boran or antique coffee as they call it, dark, strong, and sweetened with plenty of condensed milk, try drinking in a place like Chinatown’s Eiah Sae with a bunch of locals who have probably been sitting in the same spot for the past 20-30 years. At the other end of the spectrum, head for high end tea and scones in an English garden far more reminiscent of Piccadilly than Bangkok at Agalico.
Other unique spots to drink coffee and tea in include being surrounded by antique Chinese furnishings at Hundred Children Cafe or enjoying your latte while perusing Bangkok's best selection of used books at Dasa Book Cafe.