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Coffee 101: Your guide to four main types of coffee beans and roasts

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Coffee 101: Your guide to four main types of coffee beans and roasts

Everyone likes to think they know their coffee, but with more than 100 species out there, it’s easy to get lost in the lingo of roasts, beans, and flavours. But don’t worry, we’re here to break it all down for you so you can compare the differences and pick according to your tastes the next time you shop for a caffeinated treat. Four main types of coffee beans 1 Arabica The most common and perhaps the most beloved coffee bean would be the Arabica, which accounts for more than 60 percent of the world’s coffee production. It has low acidity...

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Where to buy premium roasted coffee beans in Hong Kong

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Where to buy premium roasted coffee beans in Hong Kong

From rustic settings with second-hand furniture to modern and contemporary designs where skilled baristas pour the silkiest cups of latte, our small corner of the world is filled with an abundance of coffee shops. In fact, with new openings raining upon us, it is sometimes quite hard to keep track of how many there are out there. Coffee is much more than latte art and fanciful, seasonal flavours. There are many factors that influence the taste of the drink, such as the level of roast the coffee bean goes through, the wash process, the altitude the bean is grown in, and the origin...

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Where To Buy Coffee Beans In Hong Kong

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Where To Buy Coffee Beans In Hong Kong

Looking to get your coffee fix from the comfort of your home? Here’s where to buy coffee beans in Hong Kong. Fuel for the everyday grind. The cornerstone of many a morning routine. The complex, bittersweet beverage that changed the world. Yes, we’re talking about coffee! Although we may be far from Ethiopia (the birthplace of coffee), Hong Kong’s evolving caffeine culture means there’s plenty of spots for connoisseurs to stock up on coffee beans. Thoughtfully sourced from the premier coffee cultivating regions of the world and roasted locally, there’s something for every palate– nutty, fruity, sweet, and spicy flavours– and every contraption– drip,...

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Two cups of coffee a day could ‘make you live two years longer’

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Two cups of coffee a day could ‘make you live two years longer’

Two cups of coffee a day might be the key to living longer, according to a new study. According to research published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, it was found that drinking as little as two cups of coffee a day can increase your life expectancy by up to two years. In the study, 40 cases were looked at including over 3 million subjects and 450,256 causes of death. The researchers found that drinking coffee had an inverse association with all-cause mortality – ‘irrespective of age, overweight status, alcohol drinking, smoking status and caffeine content of coffee.’ Moderate coffee...

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What is Espresso?

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A shot of espresso is made by forcing about 1.5 ounces of hot water through tightly packed, finely ground espresso coffee. If everything goes well, what comes out is a dark brown, slightly thick liquid with a small amount of crema (a foam, sort of like the head on a beer) on top. There are many variables in the process of making a shot of espresso. The temperature of the water, the pressure of the water, the fineness of the ground coffee and how tightly the coffee is packed are just a few. The skilled espresso maker, or barista, controls...

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