How to prepare drip bag coffee

If you’re new to the hand drip / pour over coffee experience and want to try it without investing in the equipment, drip bag coffees are the way to go. The latest fad to hit Hong Kong, drip bag coffee is roasted, ground fresh then packaged in a single-serving sachet. The sachet gets injected with […]

Whole coffee beans in a glass jar.

Picking Beans for Pour Over Coffee

The antithesis of capsule coffee, pour-over is a process that demands your attention, rewarding you with coffee far more complex than drip or French Press. Once you have the technique down, don’t squander your skill with boring beans. Get out and experiment with single origin beans and get ready to taste some wild coffees.

Tasting those flavors on the bag.

What the bag says: “Deep caramel flavours, with lingering notes of lemon peel and cashews” What you think: “This tastes like… coffee” Is there a divide between what you read on the bag and what you’re tasting in your mouth? Probably. Grapes? Those taste grapey. Chocolate cake? Chocolatey. Our expectations of what things should taste […]

The BeanCurious Guide: 4 Tips to Buy Delicious Coffee Beans

Hong Kong is awash with coffee! Finally. Down almost every alley are hipster cafes with menus that offer options beyond the usual “latte”; exotic coffees with strange place-names like Kenyan Micro-lot and Ethiopian Honey Processed that take over 3 minutes to make. Those $80 cups are pretty good but with a bit of knowledge you […]

Specialty Coffee Auctions: The World Cup of Coffee

Soccer fans have the World Cup. Coffee enthusiasts have Specialty Coffee Auctions. For decades, coffee auctions have been a means of showcasing high-quality coffees to buyers from around the world and discovering what the market is willing to pay for them. The Cup of Excellence is the most famous auction, there are also many others […]

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee has become one of the most popular coffee beverages in recent years, and there are many ways to make it at home. But what’s the best way? We compare our four favorite methods, from the Japanese method to the laziest way we could think of, to find out which one produces the […]

Examples of light, medium, dark roasted coffee.

How to select your perfect roast level.

Different Roasts for Different Folks Finding your Perfect Brew Coffee beans come in different flavours and varieties, but one of the most significant factors determining its taste is its roasting level. Roasting coffee isn’t simply a part of the processing; it’s about heating them at distinct levels at certain time intervals to elicit an ideal, […]

Compostable packaging is better for our coffee

We’re doing what’s important, not profitable. To date, we have shipped out tens of thousands of coffee orders. Our old packaging used aluminum lined plastic bags that kept the flavours of our coffee perfectly, but unfortunately couldn’t be recycled. Polluting the planet isn’t something I signed up for and I don’t want to push the […]

How to brew coffee: 4 rules to make your perfect cup.

TL:DR 1. Use whole beans 2. Use fresh roast coffee 3. Adjust your grind– French Press? Grind it large– Espresso/Mokka/Aeropress? Grind it fine– Pour Over or Drip? Grind it medium Taste, then adjustLarger = less body and bitternessSmaller = more body, more concentrated 4. Pay attention to the water to coffee ratioStart with the below […]