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  1. #1281

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl:
    Just tried McCafe, black no sugar. It reminded me of generic percolator coffee. Slightly sour, slightly watery.

    Probably was generic percolator coffee. Was it made with the espresso machine? McCafe coffee in UK is just bog standard filter coffee. Its the Espresso machine made coffee which is 'OK' in Hong Kong. Espresso or Flat White are the best options. At 25HKD the flat white is a bargain.

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    I mentioned before, will mention again. LCC roaster on Lantau is a very passionate guy who has sources some truly unique coffees, with different fermentation methods...I actually don't really care about that, but I've had some coffee that was unlike anything I'd ever had before. And actually I regularly drink decaf and he sources a good one.

    He has some coffee tasting events in Mui Wo, if you're looking for a day out.

    https://m.facebook.com/lccroastery/


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    Oh and I'm a fan of the McDonald's coffee... When I've got 2 mins to grab coffee and go, it's a pretty smooth one! They've done quite a job at raising the bar somehow. Had a bad coffee academics one recently (not that I ever go there)... And there's one Cafe that makes an expensive coffee that I cannot even drink, but I won't name and shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boblam07:
    1. %arabica which seems to be everywhere in Asia. https://arabicacoffee.hk/
    2. Omotesando Lee Tung Avenue


    The coffee should be on a darker side and the ambience are nice if you don't mind paying $$$. Of the two, I prefer Omotesando but it's not on my list if I want to go out for coffee, FYI
    Totally forgot a shop called Fine Print which run by coffee people with Aussie root as I hadn't been to the shop for quite some time.

    https://www.instagram.com/fineprint.hk/?hl=en

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    Failed in the weekend mission. So McCafé still on the list to do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by boblam07:
    Totally forgot a shop called Fine Print which run by coffee people with Aussie root as I hadn't been to the shop for quite some time.

    https://www.instagram.com/fineprint.hk/?hl=en
    Boblam07, many thanks for the detailed perspectives and recommendations. Will try all of these places. Revisiting Sheung Wan McCafe is also on my list too.
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    so i think most consider brewed freshly grounded beans good coffee But is there anyone here "also" considering instant coffee seriously good? if ever which brand do you consider?


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    I think that we can all agree that, the standard and availability of a reasonably good e61 produced coffee in Hong Kong these days is infinitely better than it was when I first arrived back in the late 90's when coffee offerings were a bit dire, Pacific Coffee being the main go to early on. I was also lucky in Sai Kung that we had, The Color Brown ( now Little Cove) in the old part of Sai Kung town which provided a decent cup of single origin coffees until I decided to purchase my own twin boiler e61 group head expresso machine and various conical burr grinders over the years until settling for an Italian commercial grinder that I still use to this day. I also air freighted my own coffee from Melbourne via Amanti in Blackburn, their Golden Moka roast which my grand fathers restaurants used to purchased for decades.

    I don't buy take out coffee very often, usually only when we do a road trip after driving for 3 hours giving me an excuse to have a rest break , stretch the legs, visit the loo etc And to be honest I actually prefer my own coffee at home, thanks to what I was taught about making Italian coffee's on my grand fathers 1985 4 group lever press La Pavoni when I was a high school boy. One good thing about Hong Kong is, it taught me to really appreciate making my own coffee, and even though I have spent a couple of grand aud on all my coffee making set up, I figure that I am way in front by not having to pay $5.00aud per cup outside on a daily basis, so the equipment paid itself off within the first year.

    My advice to anybody that takes their coffee seriously, is to find a reliable coffee supplier that sells freshly roasted single origin or blended beans, purchase a decent conical burr grinder and high end twin boiler E61 home espresso machine. Once you do, you'll save money and you'll be in full control of what ends up in your cup. Totally worth it long term.

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