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  1. #1191

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Surprised they don't have an intermediate temperature option for "hot" or is asking for your coffee "warm, not too hot" an unforgivable sin at these places?
    Agree

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    Sounds great!! Thank you all


  3. #1193

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    In my opinion, the best place in Central / Admiralty is Just Shot which is within Great supermarket in Pacific Place. Delicious espresso and Americano, unlike its nearest competitor Fuel where any espresso or black coffee is a bit bitter tasting and needs to be offset by buying one of their over-priced desserts.


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    Any advice on coffee shops near Tsuen Wan? Seem to be a dearth of places around here, very frustrating. Would welcome the sage advice of Boblam and others.


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    Don't know much in the area and definitely not a 'sage' advice but I would try the following cafe:

    Browny Cafe. https://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong...bakery-r150210

    Also, lots of coffee shop in the Mill such as the tried and true Koko Espresso (same group as Coco Espresso but don't ask me why they spell it KoKo just for this shop), Retold (staff used to work at Brew Note, a respectable cafe among some coffee lovers, and Cozy Coffee which I have no experience with but might worth a try.

    Food & Beverage – The Mills

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    I really liked the coffee I had at Retold in the Mills. Worth checking out.


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    Best coffee? My place..

    Love coffee but hate bad coffee. Finding good coffee (and black only obviously), which has a nice balance of body, acidity and bitterness - it's a tough one.

    So I get freshly roasted coffee delivered every two weeks. And that coffee is Ethiopian. High grade, single origin. Shakisso, Killenso, Kochere, Chiba. Yum yum yum. Smooth and silky. Got a week spot for the Sidamo Guji Killenso G1. That stuff is the shit. And of course, you gotta find the right grind size, pressure. Once all the planets align, you're offline.

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    Thanks all for the advice. Tried Retold and Koko. Retold possibly slightly better. Both have very spacious and pleasant sitting areas.
    Another query - any recommendation on places in HK with the old-school lever expresso machines? We want to try that, see how the taste compares to the more standard equipment-made coffee.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominic:
    Another query - any recommendation on places in HK with the old-school lever expresso machines? We want to try that, see how the taste compares to the more standard equipment-made coffee.
    FYI, I don't really like coffee from Lever machine but this is what I recall.

    The old school lever I could think of are Halfway Coffee the original shop at 12 Tung Street which uses Bosco AFAIR, not the new shop which uses La Marzocco Linea.



    The Halfway Coffee is famous among Instagrammer and better on milk than black, IMHO.

    https://www.facebook.com/halfwaycoffeehk/

    Another one that I haven't been there for a while is F22 Photo Space in Causeway Bay, https://www.facebook.com/f22fotospace/, which uses Londinium L1 but a fully tricked out on the outside.



    If you want to try a modern Lever machines, La Marzocco Leva, you can try at



    1. Hidden Coffee in Tuen Mun: https://www.facebook.com/HiddenCoffeeHK/
    2. Coffee Matters in Sham Shui Po: https://www.facebook.com/COFFEE-matt...7295985440579/
    3. Neighbourhood Coffee, Aberdeen: https://www.facebook.com/Neighbourhood-Coffee-鄰里-1545014682298258/

    The first two shops are good; the third shop is quite new when I tried it and related to Halfway Coffee.

    From what I feel, the modern Lever machine La Marzocco Leva, which is based on the top of the line La Marzocco Strada, has a 'hybrid' taste profile ie the front and the mid section of espresso is like modern machine much closer to a top of the line La Marzocco Strada which is very clear but the aftertaste is more rounded/not as clear as modern espresso machine, making the coffee easier to drink. A good experience indeed
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    Whether this classifies as seriously good coffee is up to you, but it's certainly seriously affordable for a 1Kg pack.

    Seen in DS Grocery. They have a few stores around the city.

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