That day, coffee essential had me cursed again, so I had to recalculate my path, and eventually found my way back to ADRC, which I had serendipitously passed by early on. I don’t know the story of this coffeeshop, but they seem to take their coffee rather seriously, and have the toys to show for it. They are home to a snazzy Mahlkönig espresso machine, and a Steampunk, an interesting beast to look at.
So, I mainly decided to write this post because ADRC has jumped on the lactose intolerant and vegan bandwagon, and putting a cool spin on it. And anyway, for coffee aficionados, ADRC is a place worth visiting to experience the vibrant caffeinated Taipei scene. Earlier this year, they even hosted the first Taiwan Aeropress Championship! (haha)
Here’s a summary of their lactose and faux-lactose options (taken from this fb status):
- 全脂牛奶 for whole milk (~3.25% fat), and 低脂牛奶 for low-fat milk (~1%). Frankly, the difference in fat content is so negligible that I don’t think I could make the difference whether I’d order one or the other, but will still usually go with whole milk if given the choice, hehe.
- 羊奶 for goat milk. Goat milk is available in Taiwan, I haven’t seen it sold at supermarkets, but I do know some people who get small glass bottles of it delivered at their home, and apparently it is lactose intolerant friendly. I have to say that I find this a little intriguing, maybe because I love goat cheese but realized that I’ve never drank goat milk before.
- 植物奶 for vegetal milk. Instead of going the soy milk route for a vegan friendly option, ADRC is concocting their vegetal milk with almonds 杏仁 and macademia nuts 夏威夷果. A fresh batch is made daily, so supply is limited.
As cool as the ADRC space may be – I mean, I do love3 the front area with the glass ceiling which naturally illuminates the place in ways that I could only wish would be the same at my apartment – I wasn’t particularly inclined on going back, but this vegetal milk might just be reason enough to swing by again.
Depending on your tolerance to noise, this may or may not be a suitable place to get some work done. Food and desserts are also available for the hungry or peckish souls, which I wasn’t since I happened to have a lovely lunch just before, but that shall be the subject of a next post. 😉
(last updated: 2016/10/29 六)