By Jenny Translated by
5, Lane 233, MinQuan Road
Hours:2 pm-9 pm
Credit cards not accepted.
Eldorado sells coffee-related utensils
and coffee beans that the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Mai,
grow on their own coffee plantation farm. Mrs. Mai actually
hails from Brazil, where her family grows coffee, so
all the coffee brewed at Eldorado uses beans directly
imported from Brazil. All this gives them strict control
over the whole process, from production to delivery,
ensuring pure, high-quality coffee beans that customers
can really savor.
Located off an alley near TaiZhongGang
Road, this place is really only known to connoisseurs.
Having devoted 16 years in Brazil to the coffee-appraisal
business, Mr. Mai is famiiliar with rankings, costs
and suitable distribution locations as far as coffee
goes. After his return to Taiwan, he picked up with
the same business for about eight years. In the process,
what originally started out as an ordinary coffee shop
turned into a place that also supplies coffee appliances.
Here you can find about 20 kinds of Brazilian coffee
beans, which are all 100-percent Arabica beans. People
who visit Eldorado usually take time to sample the different
coffee flavors, too.
Appropriately, the shop's Chinese "Zhou
Bi" name comes from the renowned Brazilian state
of Minas Gerais. Mr. Mai says that a good cup of coffee
should have a supple sensation, great aroma and nice
aftertaste, and should not give you insomnia or any
discomfort. While there is no menu here, the Mais will
custom-make a coffee that is most suitable for you,
depending on your gender, age and physique, and whether
you smoke or not. Each single-brand coffee is NT$100
per cup. Most popular among customers is the Cherry
Coffee (so named because of the color and shape of its
Eldorado offers a door-to-door delivery service. Last
but not least, you can also find instant organic German
coffee packets (NT$300 each) for sale here, with each
making up to 50 small-sized cups.