As an independent small-batch roaster, Campus Coffee Roaster draws attention to the diversity of single-origin beans from the north of Thailand; many of the coffee shop’s signature drinks are composed of Thai Arabica varieties. The house blend is a testament to the robust flavours that can be found in the Kingdom’s northern provinces.
Campus Coffee Roaster’s slow bar presents the perfect opportunity to not only snap some dreamy photos, but to also watch the baristas in action and learn a bit about the coffee you are about to drink. Set up at the entrance to the coffee shop, the slow bar features a kettle, a scale and the very retro-looking Spirit Duette espresso machine.
Before seating, take a few moments to stand by and watch your coffee being prepared. The baristas are truly professional and, depending upon your order, the preparations can be quite meticulous and detailed. Trust me when I say that Campus Coffee Roaster raises the bar when it comes to latte art.
The owner is a very cool, young Thai man called Khun Golf. He is super friendly, speaks English really well and, as one would expect, is highly knowledgeable about coffee. A true coffee connoisseur.
Khun Golf’s path to coffee roasting, and eventually the opening of Campus Coffee Roaster, started while he was a university student. While working as a barista, he gained a lot of hands-on experience and later purchased a small roaster. After hours of trial and error, he was finally able to master the art of coffee roasting.
These days, Khun Golf and a number of his friends, who are also cafe and coffee shop owners, share a roasting machine and do their best to roast coffee that showcases the unique flavours and varieties of single-origin coffee beans from northern Thailand.
If you stop into Campus Coffee Roaster, I highly recommend the shop’s cold brew coffee, house blend or signature honey espresso on the rock. Check out what coffee brews they have on hand that day, and take a bag home to recreate the experience in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Truly the darling of the Phuket coffee roasting scene, Campus Coffee Roaster is a pleasant place to drop in for a freshly brewed coffee and some dessert.
It’s a well-designed space with plenty of seating, and a great place to meet up with friends before further exploring Phuket Old Town.
Written by Amy Bensema, Cafe Society is a monthly column which chronicles one girl’s search for the perfect cup of coffee. Have a cafe to recommend? Contact Amy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her caffeinated adventures as @phukestagram on Instagram.