"One such place, Hock Hoe Lee is a laid back and cosy café, originally founded in Phuket Town in 1958 by a Cheng Long, a Chinese immigrant who would later take the Thai surname, Tanpacharapisuit. Now with
a new branch in Rawai, the shop has succeeded in ways the owner would have never thought possible."
The future looks great for Phuket’s own coffee brand
November 6, 2014
"They said they will buy my coffee because they want to support me, support local business. I don’t think I had ever heard anybody say that before. It was a great boost of confidence."
"This place had humble beginnings brewing strong cups of the stuff street-side for thirsty workers, Sixty years on, the family-run firm has grown to supply beans to many of the island's top restaurants and hotels"
Phuket's coffee brand
lonely planet traveller
"Phuket's coffee brand. Made in Phuket"
A hill of beans
February 1, 2013
The Phuket News
"no-one else alive to knows the secret roasting processes that were passed down to him by his father - the poor Chinaman who arrived with nothing but knowledge and a handful of bean."
The perfect roast
"Phuket's original coffee roaster gets updated boost by founder's granddaughter. Check out the history behind the island's hippest new cafe."
Raise a toast to a Phuket coffee roast
August 3, 2012
Blair Christopher & Fraser Morton
"Find out why local coffee experts Hock Hoe Lee are setting their sights on expansion, and why they have been creating a stir with bean lovers for more than 50 years."