Dirty coffee tops the list of the most trendy and millennial coffees in Bangkok at the moment. It’s included in almost every cafe menu of the city, and dotted throughout various Instagram feeds.
The cool-hip drink originated in Tokyo, and though it is often mistaken for an iced latte, it’s actually far more different than similar. Dirty coffee consists of a pool of cold milk (sometimes a mix of milk and cream) with a dark espresso shot or ristretto poured over it. This causes the beautifully messy coffee-milk art that gives it its “dirty” name. It’s always served in a clear glass so coffee connoisseurs can appreciate the art before downing and taking delight in its creamy sweet wonder. Another thing that makes dirty coffee so unique is the combination of hot and cold temp that you get all together in one sip.
Enough explaining: let’s get right into the cafe-hopping business. Here’s our roundup of cafes to get some of the best dirty coffee in Bangkok.