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World-class beaches on Koh Samui are what, along with its incredible nightlife, the island is popular for. But it's also full of nice places to hang out with great coffee and fresh, tasty food during the day. When it comes to coffee, people are quite the connoisseur today and that includes backpackers, visitors and ex-pats and so, correctly, the island has developed to accommodate this. Depending on the various kinds of coffee, environment and food that go along with the brown pick me up drinks, you will come to have your preferences. In all areas of the island, there are several high-quality coffee shops as well as stalls selling the more Thai-style sweet iced coffees so that you can get a caffeine hit while enjoying the lovely 'cafe culture' in a paradise setting.
To find iced coffee along with condensed milk, mini Nescafe espresso cans or a cappuccino straight up, you don't have to waste much time walking the streets of Thailand. A very big part of Thai life is the coffee scene nowadays.
Of course, if you're in one of the major tourist centres, you're never far from Starbucks, the world's national chains are popping up all over the place. Yet there are some unbelievable independent cafés as well. Be sure to try the freshly made, ice-cool coffees from the street vendors too!
Arabica beans are now the spinner of riches in Thailand, but the Robusta plant was the preferred bean at first. This is because farmers must rapidly clear large swaths of the rainforest to set up crops. As the coffee culture has grown and the quality has become more distinguished, the higher-yielding bean has fallen out of favour.
Today, Thailand's agriculture depends on the more exportable Arabica beans. The bean flavour is much smoother, sweeter and tastier than that of the Robusta. As the company continued to expand, larger corporations started exploiting the land and farmers. Thankfully, more and more people have started to see the benefits of clear and fair trading. This means that more and more local producers receive adequate pay for the work they do.
There are three locations on the island for this French bakery and their coffee is totally on point. Throw in the fact that all of their cakes and pastries are as nice as anything you can find in France and you are in for a serious treat.
Their food is very healthy and will draw you in, particularly for breakfast, but because it's completely amazing, you'll want to stay for a couple of cups of coffee.
You'll need to keep your sunglasses on to go inside this beautiful cafe that is so bright. Get down here for some of the very best coffee and treats you will ever enjoy with great service.
A perfect place to spend a day doing some work or reading a book, and you'll also be able to use some of Koh Samui's very best coffee while you're chilling.
Grown organically in the Highlands of Thailand, Boy's organic coffee has an intense, complex aroma and superior taste produced from the Arabica bean.
As the owner is a lover of coffee, he tried his best to create a decent coffee shop in Koh Samui. Here, in a very prime position opposite Pavilion Samui Villas & Resort and Potato Beach Club.
A handicraft coffee shop locally located in Nathon, with barista expertise, nice design years of experience.
A nice little spot close to the beach with great service, coffee, drinks and food. The ocean view is perfect for relaxing with a coffee on the deck chairs.
They serve a premium coffee with well-trained and passionate baristas using domestic and imported beans. Brunch and cake menu all day.
The Coffee Room offers fresh, delicious ILLY coffee, healthy, vegetarian, and food and daily changing cakes.
Good coffee at a very reasonable price with a lovely owner.
There are several more places on Koh Samui to get coffee, but these are the key ones that are built around our preference of the caffeine drink! Almost every company will be able to provide you with coffee, and now there is hot competition with the culture of coffee and coffee here that standards are only going up and up. Find and love your own favourite!