Amber Coffee Brewery
Time Out says
Easy to miss coffee shop helmed by award-winning barista Dawn Chan
Another new addition to the already packed line-up of coffee shops in Central and Sheung Wan. But what's put Amber at the top just months after opening is their award-winning barista Dawn Chan, a two-time champion in the Hong Kong Barista Championship who also placed fourth in the World Barista Championship. Brewing original coffee blends in a sleek setting, Amber turns into a wine bar in the evening if you’re looking for something stronger or a nightcap or two.
G/F, Full View Building
142 Des Voeux Road Central, Central
|Transport:||Sheung Wan MTR Station, exit E1|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 8am-9.30pm, Sat 9am-9.30pm, Sun 10am-6pm|
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Hong Kong is not short of coffee shops but what has put Amber Coffee Brewery on the map is its Central location and it's owner, award-winning barista Dawn Chan, a two-time champion in the Hong Kong Barista Championship and also fourth place holder in the World Barista Championships.
My partner, a functioning caffeine addict, was impressed by the style and layout of Amber from the get-go; opting for a social barista bar and clinical lab-like white colours, this is not your typical coffee-on-the-run kind of place. Amber is about coffee and conversation, not about laptops and free WiFi. The staff were super friendly and professional and Dawn took the time to introduce himself personally and walk us through his concept; a nice down to earth and unexpected touch.
We weren't too experimental with our orders: the long black coffee and a latte. We found the black coffee to be a little weak in truth, but its presentation, a round-bottomed glass flask propped in a beautiful ceramic bowl cup, very unique. And the latte was perfect; creamy, a good temperature and complete with intricate top side design.
We loved our brief time at Amber and are already planning our next visit...maybe during one of its evening wine soirees or maybe for its Something Sweet over the top coffee option...likely both!