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20 Feb 2013

The Coffee Academics, Hong Kong

Coffee is serious business. Just ask Jennifer Liu (founder of the highly popular homegrown chain Caffè Habitu) who is now blazing a trail in Hong Kong with The Coffee Academics.

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Tucked away in the heart of Causeway Bay, the café is an oasis for those wanting to indulge in all things java. [Jennifer] Liu had a hand in the industrial, vintage-chic interiors, which feature communal wooden banquet tables set against red brick walls that could easily have us imagining we are in downtown Brooklyn.

No expense was spared on a variety of top-end roasters, all housed  quite inexplicably  behind bulletproof glass. We recommend sampling the ice-dripped coffee, made from a painstaking process that requires six hours to produce just one litre of liquid. The result is a sinful brew with a delectably similar taste to whisky. – Jessica Klingelfuss

38 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; Tel: 852. 2156 0313; www.the-academics.com

Reader's Comments

1. 2013-02-24 16:11
hmmhmmmm i like a good coffee :>)
2. 2013-02-26 08:15
Coffee is serious business, yes. But this is not a serious story. What are the coffee beans? How's the roasting? What sort of machines they use? What kinds of brewing methods? Where do they get the single origins from? How are their house blend(s)? Are they doing fair trade with the farmers? Geeez. Do your homework.
3. 2013-02-26 23:56
I guess we'd better go to Hong Kong and try it out. Always willing to go to HK.
4. 2013-02-26 23:57
I guess we'd better go to Hong Kong and try it out. Always willing to go to HK.
5. 2013-02-28 05:52
The place looks beautifull. But after similar experiences, sometimes you realize too late that most of the price of you bill goes into the furnitures instead of the food/drinks you really want...

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