Next Time You're In ... Bangkok

Style Watch: Rattan Revolution
Diversions: All Talk
Food: Season to Taste
Outdoors: Comfy Camping

Fed up with choosing among decaf mocha, latte frappé or iced mellocino? Then head to Bangkok's Abyssinia Café, tel: (66-2) 655 3436, where there's just one type of coffee on the menu: strong. And that's just how the regulars like it. Ethiopian Tigist Fekade, 37, opened the café a few months ago, wanting to give her customers a taste of the drink's Ethiopian roots (coffee is named after the country's Kaffa region)."Coffee is my country's gift to the world," she says, roasting a handful of green beans from Sidamo over charcoal embers.

It's a gift Bangkok's coffee...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!