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Sawatdee!

We are Michael and Pinky, a Bangkok-based couple who loves to travel, explore, and go on adventures all over the world. We are always looking for the greatest experiences for adventurers on a budget.

Coffee in a pouch: a review of Cafe Real (Korean Coffee)

Coffee in a pouch: a review of Cafe Real (Korean Coffee)

Ever since spending three months in Vietnam, I have to admit that I’ve gotten a little bit addicted to coffee! It’s not that I can’t start my day without a cup of joe, it’s more that I don’t want to. While I certainly miss Highlands Cafe and all of the other amazing coffee shops in Vietnam, Bangkok has plenty of opportunities for a coffee lover as well. Some really great options, as a matter of fact, come from a can, or even from a bag!

Cafe Real - Korean iced coffee in a pouch

Cafe Real - Korean iced coffee in a pouch

I bought this pouch of iced caramel macchiato at JidubanG Market in Bangkok. It’s a small Korean supermarket and import shop located near MRT station Thailand Cultural Center. This coffee was imported from Korea, and the unique design and serving style caught my eye.

coffee in korean

If you like sweet coffee drinks like you can find at Starbucks, you’ll love this drink! If sweet coffee isn’t your thing, you might not enjoy it as much. It is very sweet! This is ok for me, though, as I do have a good American sweet tooth!

I like how convenient the pouch is. It’s easy to carry and very easy to store in the refrigerator. It’s a little harder to drink from than a can, however, since you need to pour it into a cup to drink it conveniently. At around 35 baht per pouch, it’s a little more expensive than canned coffee, but there’s also more per serving. I really like it, and ended up stocking up on five pouches to enjoy throughout the week. I know I need to cut back on coffee… but I need my fuel to get through the day!

Weird Teapots at the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong

Weird Teapots at the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong

JidubanG Market, Bangkok - cool Korean supermarket near Thailand Cultural Center

JidubanG Market, Bangkok - cool Korean supermarket near Thailand Cultural Center