A pioneer of speciality coffee in Hong Kong, the Coffee Academics offers a one-of-a-kind experience that allows you to sample different types of espresso and detect their unique tasting notes. They share insights into all the factors that make a good cup of coffee, from the temperature to the proper brewing method for every type of bean, from grinding the beans to creating latte art. Classes start at $498 a session.
Hong Kong cafés have more to offer than just a cup of great coffee. Top coffee shops, from local chain The Coffee Academics and indie darling Knockbox all the way up to industry giant Starbucks, have begun to cater to coffee geeks and aspiring baristas alike with a wide range of small-group workshops. Ever wonder what the right grind size is for your beans, or what temperature is ideal to brew the kind of coffee you prefer? Sign up for one of these workshops and you’ll be whipping up latte art like a champion barista in no time. By Anna Kam
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