An independent coffee roaster in Da’An district, Taipei that specialises in single origin pour-over and syphon coffee. Free wi-fi for remote work.
A remote work-friendly cafe close to the National Taiwan University (NTU) and Guting Station in central Taipei. Wi-Fi and plugs available.
A lifestyle cafe in Taipei close to National Taiwan University (NTU) that serves Western-inspired dishes. Remote work friendly. Opens early, has Wi-fi and plugs.
An independent bakery and cafe close to National Taiwan University (NTU) with free Wi-Fi for remote work.
Review of a Third Wave coffee shop in Zhongzheng district, close to Huashan 1914 Cultural Centre. Serves espresso & single origin. No-Wi-Fi, but some plugs available for remote work.
A review of the independent cafe, GaBee, in Songshan District in Taipei. Notes are by an amateur coffee enthusiast and shoestring digital nomad. Descriptions are equal parts coffee and remote-work suitability. Most photos are shot with a second-hand Fujifilm X100. Cafe Overview: Do a search for “Taipei coffee” and inevitably GaBee, will inevitably pop up. Until the recent coffee boom in the Songshan area, GaBee’s location seemed a bit out of the way, close to Songshan Airport and away from the commercial centres of Zhongxiao Dunhua, Ximen, the universities, or Taipei City Hall. Now, former Taiwan’s Barista Champion, Van Lin’s establishment boasts…
Founded in 2014, Coffee Essential is an independent cafe in Songshan District, Taipei. Wi-Fi, power outlets and individual lamps available.
A review of independent coffee roaster, Woolloomooloo (Fujin Branch) in Songshan District, Taipei. Notes are by an amateur coffee enthusiast and shoestring digital nomad. Descriptions are equal parts coffee and remote-work suitability. Most photos are shot with a second-hand Fujifilm X100. Cafe Overview: Woolloomooloo shares a leafy street with a handful of upscale restaurants and lounges about 10-minutes walk from Songshan Airport in Taipei’s city centre. The entrance is perched above a small flight of stairs camoflaged as a small gallery, office, or even residence. One has to look for white letters discretely printed on the glass doors. Inside, it seems as…
A list of independent roasters from a weekend trip to Seoul. Anthracite Coffee Roasters. 5 Extracts. Felt Coffee. Fritz Coffee. Coffee Libre.
A review of 5 Extracts in Seoul by an amateur coffee enthusiast and shoestring digital nomad. Descriptions are equal parts coffee and remote-work suitability. Cafe Overview: 5 Extracts in Itaewon is a modern and classy reincarnation of the down-to-earth Hongdae cafe with its award-winning barista, Hyunsun Choi. The espresso served is pulled to accommodate a complex set of flavours. My memory of the tasting notes included a hint of fruity acidity, with a strong, nutty profile. The ratio of foam is quite low, about 10%, but it’s frothed to a smooth, rich and sweet perfection. I’ve concluded it’s just the way Seoul cafes…