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Who doesn't like to receive a little surprise in the mail? Make it a healthy habit with these coffee delivery services that will send your favorite beans straight to your door.
Master roaster Ekameth Witvasutti and co. are a mainstay of foodie markets across town. Avoid all the hubbub of visiting their Siam Discovery flagship by shopping on the roasters’ colorful and informative website.
Try this: The Flag Bearer blend (B440), which mixes organic beans from Jomthong in Northern Thailand and Bolaven Plateau in Laos for a particularly rich espresso, or the Ethiopian Gora Kone washed-process (B980/250g) for lofty notes of lemon, white grape, Champagne and chamomile.
This barely one-year-old subscription service flies the flag for Thai small-batch coffee. Choose between blends, espresso roasts or single origin beans to be sent to your house every two weeks. Founder/head roaster Dustin Joseph works with family-run farms throughout Northern Thailand.
Try this: The Honey x Bourbon blend (B283/200g) for a morning Aeropress brimming with macadamia and vanilla notes.
The Chiang Mai-born coffee roaster (which has cafes from Thonglor to Siam) offers an exhaustive range of beans (with arabica blends starting at just B125/250g), as well as haphazardly added tasting notes. Their website also sells all manner of coffee-making gadgets.
Try this: The Classic Blend (B185/250g) combines Thai, Brazilian, Colombian and Indonesian beans for what they call a taste of sweet caramel and dark chocolate.
Phil Coffee Roasters
Educated in Melbourne and coffee-schooled in Taiwan, the Han siblings behind Ekkamai's beloved Phil Coffee offer delicious, beautifully packaged roasts.
Try this: The Ethiopia Guji Hambela (B500/200g) makes a lavendar and peach-inflected filter coffee. For something local, there's the Baan Mai Pattana (B240/200g) from Chiang Rai which boasts notes of dried prunes, rhubarb and sugarcane. Sign up for a three-month Explorer’s Pack to taste a variety of 200g single origins (from B1,560 per month) delivered to your home.
Varatt Vichitvadakan is coffee royalty, having founded both brunch mainstay Roast, and its brew-focused offshoot Roots (branches in Thonglor and Sathorn). Their ever-changing selection favors Thai coffee with a website that tells stories of all the people involved in the process.
Try this: The Pangkhon Village blend made with beans from various farms in Chiang Rai (B400/250g) boasts jammy, cranberry notes and a candy aftertaste. Feeling lazy? They’ll also ship ready-to-drink cold brew (black or white) at B600 for six bottles.