A previous version of this article appeared in. Its homegrown talents have bagged multiple awards, including 2nd place in the in 2014, and 1st place in the Hong Kong Barista Championship a year later. Blund claimed to have met a Cistercian nun from Tennessee who began combining the drinks in 1936 - about the same time when such beverages were invented in Hong Kong. For some reason even , an ordinarily faithful companion and sage guide, has also seemingly rebelled in Hong Kong, and so perhaps we shall seek elsewhere for this specific locale. This is cool, because from the initial selection of coffee origin and roasting method, to the micro-tuning of blend proportion and cupping, each step is done with care, passion and an uncompromising quest for top quality. Their new café adjoining BoConcepts on Wyndham makes the most of the terrace and ultra-cool Danish design, which means you can enjoy your cappuccino in style while taking in the city-centre views.
The beans are picked from the best terroirs around the world such as Tanzania, Costa Rica and Columbia, giving customers a wide array of premium choices. A width of 0 indicates the element is not visible. The café is spacious with plenty of seating and a florist downstairs. The go-to spot for the hipster crowd, Artisan Garden Cafe boasts an outdoor patio area and a cosy indoor space with a wall completely decked out with Fire-King mugs. They have a simple décor, and the servers are actually very friendly which is a pleasant surprise sidebar: a gripe of ours is those working in the customer service who evidently find odious both their customers and service. A breezy, open-air atmosphere makes a perfect place to people watch on the weekends while sipping your morning cappuccino or macchiato. Credit: King Tang, Felix Wong, Owner of Café Corridor and an experienced judge of regional coffee competitions, agrees.
The Google machine can often be the best source of information, but there are so many blogs it can be hard to use just one. Stir your yuanyang tea thoroughly and serve! Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted by their selection of muffins and homemade cakes. The relaxed, non-affected vibe of each of the stores belies the quality of the coffee on show — each site has its own house blend, which is selected according to the demographic. Craft is an understated, relaxed — and surprising — neighbourhood cafe. Unfortunately, Kava has closed since the publication of this list. They are rather orthodox about their coffee; serving standard portions of milk in a latte or a piccolo which is 3:1 milk:coffee.
From machine grinders to aero presses and siphon coffee makers, Barista Jam is serious about their stuff, and has the trade tools to prove it. Later on, Mr Ho Ah Kai took over the business. Black Cherry is the perfect spot to grab that early morning coffee before most of the other shops in Aberdeen open. Even though many media outlets featured our store and the shop became popular, Discovery Bay remained a distant location for many customers. The coffee is a little pricier than the surrounding shops, so might attract only a narrow clientele, but said clientele will be rewarded by superb coffee that also has beans available for purchase.
It stands out quite considerably as it is very cool and a haven if looking for a place to read or catch up. They are also well on track for world domination; with new stores opening the last six months in Harbour City, Sheung Wan and Wan Chai. They care about important things like iron, vital air, essence, heat, water, sugar, essence and milk. As for how much to add, I would recommend starting with just a couple of tablespoons and tasting it as you go. Hong Kong-ers are notoriously fast-paced and hardworking people, so figures that they would combine strong black coffee with equally strong black milk tea.
Transporting over 26 million passengers each year, you can only be amazed by its efficiency and beauty. These made the coffee industry started to bloom. They are one of rare coffee roasters in the world who actually own coffee farm. Half the shop is a bookstore, merged flawlessly with a café, that is attached to a cinema that plays quirky and mainstream flicks. At first, business was pretty tough! We bought it during our travels.
And I believe all barista here are willing to do so. More young people were interested to become a barista. Credit: The Coffee Academics And as the East Asian specialty coffee industry has grown, young baristas have also invested in it, becoming café owners themselves. Founders and twin brothers Joshua and Caleb Ng are well-respected in the industry, and for good reason. The Star Ferry is one of the few Hong Kong cultural heritages still thriving today. What to order: The black coffee here is on point — rich, nutty and full of flavour.
You can also try it with our , , or if you wanna be really crazy, our. The tea should be very very concentrated to stand up to the flavor of the coffee! We loved our brief time at Amber and are already planning our next visit. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also The streets can be quite confusing but what you can do is save the location on your google maps and just follow that. Yet over the past 70 years, coffee culture has dramatically evolved in this small but significant part of East Asia. With the introduction of these international chains, North-American style coffee culture began to spread.
My partner, a functioning caffeine addict, was impressed by the style and layout of Amber from the get-go; opting for a social barista bar and clinical lab-like white colours, this is not your typical coffee-on-the-run kind of place. You know those really cool cafés you find over there, with the latte art, bright colours and seemingly random interior pieces that look like someone went a little overboard at the flea market? Being able to share my own specially created coffee blends in an environment that is warm and inviting makes it even more personal. If this was on every corner, instead of other coffee chains, we would be thrilled. And now, we are back in Hong Kong again. I remember I had a great cup of coffee in Taiwan. Their beans are roasted by coffee scientist Keith Fong of Bloom Coffee House in Macau, and made with a Slayer coffee machine — legendary in the industry for setting a new standard for craft espresso. We weren't too experimental with our orders: the long black coffee and a latte.