Le Méridien Bangkok


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World Champion Latte Artist, Esther Maasdam, and Global Master Barista, Franz Zauner

World Champion Latte Artist, Esther Maasdam, and Global Master Barista, Franz Zauner

Coffee Chronicle

Just like you, I am one of the many who loves the energising scent of brewed coffee early in the morning. I am absolutely intoxicated with the sight of a perfect stream of dripping espresso, the aroma of fresh roasted beans, and the invigorating touch of warm coffee cup in my hands. As soon as you take in that first sip, you undeniably know what inspiration tastes like.

Last Sunday, a rare opportunity transpired when the coffee connoisseurs – Global Master Barista and World Champion Latte Artist, Franz Zauner and Esther Maasdam -- of Le Méridien Hotels visited Le Méridien Bangkok’s Sunday Brunch. Their unmatched knowledge and mastery of coffee awakened the curiosity of the crowd and created an interactive atmosphere of coffee-lovers alike.

Esther captivated the guests with her sophisticated flair for latte art, and curated a signature latte art for Bangkok, Tom Yum Goong Latte, while Franz imparted his engaging insights of the coffee culture. The duo inspired young and thriving local baristas who shared the same zeal for coffee-- imparting to each one that passion and desire are the two main ingredients for success in the coffee industry.

Here’s one of the Master Barista’s unique creation for Thailand which I am sure will ignite inspiration:



  1. Muddle 2 slices of Pineapple and 2 slices of Mango
  2. Brew 25 ml fresh single espresso and place in a shaker with muddled fruit, 25 ml pineapple juice, 3 tsp coconut milk, 25 ml whole milk and 20 ml vanilla syrup
  3. Add ice cubes and shake
  4. Double strain over ice cubes into pre-chilled glass
  5. Garnish with fresh mango and pineapple




Use pineapple leaves for an attractive garnish.

On your next visit, don’t forget to drop by our Hub and experience the savoury coffee culture of illy Coffee.

Experience Exclusive: Explore your Discovery envelope in your room and find the daily complimentary espresso/latte/cappuccino coffee voucher. You’re welcome. 


#DestinationUnlocked by Le Méridien Experience Specialist at Le Méridien Bangkok. See me next time on your next visit with us and allow me to assist in discovering Bangkok.

Connect with me at LeMeridienBangkokExperience@lemeridien.com