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Where To Buy Coffee Beans In Hong Kong

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BeanCurious

The road to great coffee has never been easier thanks to BeanCurious’ subscription coffee offering. Perfect for the DIY coffee aficionado, the brand will deliver freshly-roasted, small-lot and ethically-sourced beans straight to your home or office. Enjoy a new discovery each month from BeanCurious’ wide selection of rare speciality whole bean varieties. Alternatively, those who know what they like already can shop for single packs sourced from the brand’s selection of single-origin coffee farms. No matter your pick, all beans will be roasted “omakase” style (i.e. roasted to a level that the roaster feels expresses the coffee the best).

Sassy Perk: Receive 10% off any subscription or order along with a free 40g coffee sample using the code SASSY.

BeanCurious, 7075 9107, [email protected], beancurious.com, www.instagram.com/beancurious_coffee

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Mr Coffee

Introducing your one-stop shop for all things coffee! This online brand stocks beans, ground coffee, capsules, machines and more, making it ideal for all your at-home coffee needs. Mr Coffee’s premium offering is sourced all the way from Europe and conveniently delivered straight to your doorstep. Of note here is the selection of Nespresso-compatible capsules from the likes of Cellini, Moving Beans and Kimbo, which come in at a fraction of the cost of more commonly seen HK options. For those looking to take your brew game up a notch, don’t miss Mr Coffee’s limited time offer of two complimentary bags of Lavazza Crema E Aroma (worth $398) when you buy any fully automatic coffee machine (offer valid between Tuesday, 1 September and Wednesday, 30 September, 2020). Head here to shop Mr Coffee’s full range now and enjoy free delivery across Hong Kong on all orders over $450.

Sassy Perk: Exclusive to Sassy readers, get 10% off your first Mr Coffee order using the code Sassy10. Discount is applicable to consumables only (coffee machines are not included). Offer is limited to one-time use per customer and is valid until Wednesday, 30 September, 2020

Mr Coffee, 6473 0440, [email protected], www.mrcoffee.hk

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% Arabica

One of the forerunner’s of Japan’s third wave coffee scene, Kyoto’s % Arabica landed in Hong Kong with much fanfare. Although there are now several locations spread out over the city, the queues haven’t dwindled. % Arabica offers a steady selection of high quality varieties from the likes of Ethiopia, Hawaii, Panama, and Colombia. For $140, you can take home a 200 gram bag of Arabica’s own house blend. Skip the lines, and start crafting those Spanish lattes at home!

Where to buy: In store (select merchandise can be bought online)

% Arabica, various locations across Hong Kong, arabica.coffee

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Accro Coffee

Hidden behind a dark wooden sliding door, a visit to Yuen Long’s Accro feels somewhat clandestine. Less a spot for the one-off cappuccino and more a sanctuary for the discerning pour-over devotee, here java connoisseurs will find a small but carefully curated selection of single origin beans from Panama’s Hacienda La Esmeralda and Savage, Colombia’s La Gallera Estate, and Ethiopia’s renowned Gesha Village farms (from $80). Don’t miss the display case at the entrance filled with trophies from barista championships held over the past decade.

Where to buy: In store

Accro Coffee, Shop D, G/F, Kam Shing Building, 162-164 On Ning Road, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, 9430 1433, [email protected], www.accro.hk

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Africa Coffee & Tea

While it’s relatively easy to find a broad range of African-sourced coffees in Hong Kong, cafes which celebrate the region writ large are few and far between. Founded by Hongkonger Charlene Hua, Africa Coffee & Tea is among the few spaces attempting to change that. By shopping here, you’ll also be helping ACT’s mission to uplift the communities of African women involved in the laborious bean harvesting process. Who knew drinking coffee could do so much good?

Where to buy: Online or in store

Africa Coffee & Tea, Suite 1501, 15/F, 41 Heung Yip Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 2180 7536www.africacoffeeandtea.com

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Barista Jam

Whether you’re thirsty for a specialty brew or knee-deep in designing your home coffee bar, Barista Jam is a formidable contender in the cafe haven of Sheung Wan. The ground floor is stacked with a rotating selection of single origin beans from places like Brazil and Panama (from $80 for 125 grams), in addition to trusty house blends #1, #5, and #17 ($55 for 125 grams) which feature on its popular drinks menu. As you head upstairs at Barista Jam, you’ll be greeted by a wide variety of equipment– syphon, mills, manual espresso makers, the works. If you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for and need some assistance, the friendly team of staff are always eager to answer questions.

Where to buy: In store (or browse select products online)

Barista Jam, Shop 1, G/F, 97 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2854 2211, [email protected], www.facebook.com/baristajamhk

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Brew Bros

After spending time soaking up Melbourne’s coffee culture, award-winning head barista Hikaru Ono opened up Brew Bros in 2016. A little Sheung Wan nook (now with a second location further west), Brew Bros aims to bring a genuine taste of Australia’s vibrant coffee culture to the fragrant harbour. All the beans here are brought in from Market Lane Coffee, a Melbourne-based boutique coffee roastery. If you’re having trouble finding this spot, look out for the monochrome sign that reads “コーヒー” – Japanese for “coffee”.

Where to buy: In store

Brew Bros (Hill Road), 53 Hill Road, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong, 2803 2323, www.facebook.com/brewbroshillroad

Brew Bros (Sheung Wan), Shop F2, LG/F, 33 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2572 0238, [email protected], www.facebook.com/brewbroscoffee

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The Coffee Academics

Internationally recognised as a foremost specialty coffee purveyor and educator, the sight of The Coffee Academics in the distance is always a welcome sight for sore eyes! Apart from a quick refuel when you’re running low on caffeine, The Coffee Academics is a great place to pick up some excellent coffee beans (from $158 for 200g). Not only do they source the top 5% of specialty grade Arabica coffee from over 50 independent farms globally, but all beans are roasted locally in Hong Kong.

Where to buy: In store or online

The Coffee Academics, various locations across Hong Kong, [email protected]www.the-coffeeacademics.com

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CoHee

Located along the West Rail trail and named after the Japanese word for coffee, CoHee retails beans, coffee machines and additional accessories to help make your home brewing as fuss-free as possible. With a focus on making specialty coffee accessible to a wider audience, this shop offers dependable single origins roasted to medium level (from $50 for 200 grams) for the optimal balance of caramel and floral notes. If you’re looking to refine your technique, CoHee also conducts workshops starting at $380 for a one and a half hour-long session.

Where to buy: In store or online

CoHee Studio, G/5, 152 Kam Tin Shi Street, Kam Tin, 6344 5575, [email protected], www.coheehk.com

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Colour Brown

For Edwin Lee, head roaster and founder of Colour Brown, coffee was at first just a drink he downed to get through long hours working in the media industry. Today, while its earliest outpost in Sai Kung no longer exists, Colour Brown’s footprint continues to expand across Kowloon side. Its regular selection of single origin beans includes dark chocolate-reminiscent Indonesia Sumatra Mandheling ($58 for 100 grams), full-bodied and fruity Papua New Guinea Sigri Estate ($68 for 100 grams), classic Jamaica Blue Mountain No. 1 ($298 for 100 grams) and much more, in addition to changing specials. Both locations in Jordan and Tsim Sha Tsui’s Ocean Terminal stock coffee machines and accessories too.

Where to buy: In store

Colour Brown (Jordan), G/F, 10 Kwun Chung Street, Jordan, Hong Kong, 2791 7128

Colour Brown (Tsim Sha Tsui), 2/F, The Eslite Spectrum, Star Annex, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 3419 1041, [email protected], www.facebook.com/colourbrowncoffee

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The Cupping Room

Just under a decade old, The Cupping Room has made its mark on Hong Kong’s budding coffee landscape with mean brews and responsibly sourced beans (from $120 for 200 grams). Aiming to help consumers “brew like champs” at home, you can find descriptive vignettes about the team’s estate visits on its website. Although The Cupping Room now has multiple locations across Hong Kong Island, its relationship to coffee is still deeply personal. For those avoiding caffeine, the shops even stock a naturally decaffeinated option from Colombia ($120 for 200 grams).

Where to buy: In store or online

The Cupping Room, various locations across Hong Kong, cuppingroom.hk

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Hazel & Hershey

Named after the founders’ two daughters, Hazel & Hershey is a popular spot for Central’s java lovers. Having started off in 2011 distributing tools and coffee machines, the business has since expanded to include a cafe and roastery. A one-stop shop for first-rate freshly-roasted beans, coffee gadgetry, and even required reading to pilot your coffee-making journey in the right direction, the incredible range here will leave you buzzed. Grab one of Scott Rao’s handy guidebooks, a bag of an expressive Gesha Village rarity (from $150 for 200g) and go forth!

Where to buy: In store or online

Hazel & Hershey Coffee Roasters, Shop 3, 69 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3106 0760, [email protected], www.hazelnhershey.com

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Knockbox Coffee Company

Whether you’re a diehard filter coffee fan or identify as an espresso enthusiast, Knockbox Coffee Company offers a handful of bean varieties to work with the apparatus you have at home (from $135 for 250g). The coffee beans stocked here reflect an emphasis on terroir, and a true passion for the sometimes arduous process behind the cuppa. For $480 per person, you can even get some first-hand barista action: Knockbox offers workshops in crafting latte art, espresso making, and home brewing.

Where to buy: In store or online

Knockbox Coffee Company (Central), G/F, 50B Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2781 1255

Knockbox Coffee Company (Mong Kok), G/F, Hak Po Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, 2781 0363, [email protected], www.knockboxcoffee.hk

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NOC Coffee Co.

Much loved for its super sleek, meticulously designed cafe spaces, NOC Coffee Co. is among the leading third wave coffee franchises in Hong Kong. Here, roasting coffee beans is a precise science made visible to the everyday consumer. Aided by software Cropster which tracks, speed, rotation, pressure and more inside the drum, NOC uses machines which were handmade in The Netherlands by Dutch artisans. Pick up the #18 house espresso roast at $120 for 200 grams, or opt for a smooth single origin from regions near and far: Yunnan, Burundi, El Salvador, and more.

Where to buy: In store or online

NOC, various locations across Hong Kong, 3611 5300, [email protected], noccoffeeco.com

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Olympia Graeco Egyptian Coffee

In a time before Tik Tok trends and whipped coffees of dubious origin, there was Old Bailey Street’s Olympia Graeco Egyptian Coffee. Founded back in 1927 by an Egyptian from Greece, this is likely Hong Kong’s oldest coffee shop. The cafe was passed down to son-in-law Mr. G. Sarafoglou following World War II, when it grew popular for serving authentic Turkish coffee. In the mid-1950s, Old Master Ho took over, roasting and serving up quality beans at bargain prices until his passing. Today, Ho’s daughter Karry, a certified Q-grader, runs the shop at its new location in Kowloon Bay. While the beans may have gotten pricier over the years, it’s worth checking out the brand’s offerings – if only for the rich history behind these beans. Move over, Dalgona, we’re going back to basics.

Where to buy: In store (or browse select products online)

Olympia Graeco Egyptian Coffee, Unit 16, 4/F, Block B, Hoplite Industrial Centre, 5 Wang Tai Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, 2522 4653, [email protected], www.facebook.com/OlympiaGraecoEgyptianCoffee

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Sensory Zero

Nestled in the manufacturing district of Wong Chuk Hang, Sensory Zero’s headquarters ooze post-industrial chic. Gaze upon gargantuan coffee machines and take in the award-winning product design. Drawing inspiration from Hokusai’s iconic Great Wave Off Kanagawa woodblock print, each glass bottle, can and vacuum pouch of beans is splayed with the gestural artwork. While the signature house blend comes in at $120 for 200 grams, there are also various single origin beans to choose from (starting from $90 for 100 grams) – all of which can be picked up in Sensory Zero’s various locations across Hong Kong. For serious java connoisseurs, the brand also conducts trainings for diverse skill levels.

Where to buy: In store or online

Sensory Zero, various locations across Hong Kong, [email protected], www.sensoryzero.com

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Urban Coffee Roaster

At any given time, every Urban Coffee Roaster location generally stocks about twenty different varieties of filter coffee beans. Spanning washed, natural, double anaerobic and even red honey processed beans (no actual honey involved here) from some of the most sought after coffee farms of the world, grab a couple of its minimalist coffee cans for a pantry fit for the Instagram age (from $138 for 200 grams).

Urban Coffee Roaster (Causeway Bay), 1/F, Shop B, Fashion Walk, 7 Kingston St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 3594 6569

Urban Coffee Roaster (TST), 7 Bristol Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2363 3661, [email protected], ucr.hk

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