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Koh Samui - Thailand
Just wanted to mention a hidden gem in Koh Samui, the Fisherman's House Cafe in Bo Phut in the very quaint old fishermans village, they are in the main street. These people really care about their coffee, have a beauiful Faema E61 out front, offer Aeropress, V60 pour over, about a dozen cold brew and drip version and any espresso based drink you can imagine. They genuinely care and were happy to explain each and every drink. I actually didn't try any espresso based drinks but had an iced coffee called Jack something, possibly fly, which had orange juice in it and caramel. Sounds shocking but tasted great, something like Contreau. Also had a 24 hour cold brew which was great. Here to mid Jan and going back tomorrow, this place is about 15 minutes by bike from Chaweng Beach (the main tourist area). Without a doubt the most coffee focused cafe I have seen in Thailand, even had an aeropress instructional video playing.
A quick addition to the above post as it is too old to edit now. The iced coffee was called Jack Sparrow and it won a Thai award in 2015 as best signature coffee. The day after I wrote the review they changed their machine to a La Marzocco Strada which came from their recently closed second shop. They do a great espresso but my wife and I mostly had their iced coffee, it was really something out of the box. Also think they are the only people on the island doing Nitrocoffee. They roast as well and name is Sasatorn Coffee. Mainly wrote this as remember 'Trentski' wrote that the best coffee he had in Koh Samui was from the automatic machine in the hotel!
For the benefit of those going to Thailand you can't bring your own coffee in easily (they are a nett importer but only just, producing about 95% of domestic requirements), contacted Customs and needed permits, etc. I bought a kilo from Artis in Bangkok, good drinking through the Aeropress and nice 1kg mylar bag with one way valve I kept to reuse at home.