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  1. Handpresso Wild

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Pump the machine (in much the same way as a bicycle pump) to 16 bars and add 50ml of hot water to the pod container. Place one Easy Serving Espresso coffee sachet (these are readily available) ... by 10cm by 7cm, the gadget is compact and delivers an excellent cup of espresso, or if you prefer a stronger short risteretto coffee, attach an optional portafilter (Euro15/HK$170). It is robust ...

  2. Brew master hones skill after roasting rivals

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the city at the world championships in Japan on September 30. To prepare for the local siphonist contest early this month, he used 70 litres of distilled water to make about 280 cups of coffee ... by the stirring, timing and the blends of coffee beans they choose,' he said. Judges can only see the brewing process, but more preparation work is done beforehand. 'Making coffee is similar ...

  3. Cafe society raises the bar

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... there was very limited knowledge of coffee preparation techniques in Hong Kong. The level of professionalism of barista workers has increased significantly with many young employees going overseas ... Coffee shops around Hong Kong have become popular places for people to socialise with friends, read newspapers or surf the internet. Despite the city's mainly tea drinking culture, ...

  4. Cream of city's coffee makers to join barista contest

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Forget bars and cocktails, this is the age of baristas and coffees. Just how seriously do people take their cup of java now? In July, Hong Kong will present its own Grand Barista Championship. Organised by Australian company Danes Gourmet Coffee, it will have eight preliminary heats early in the month ...

  5. How to choose... a manual coffee maker

    Posted May 28th 2006, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung How to choose... a manual coffee maker Coffee-making can be cheap and basic or hi-tech and expensive. This week, we'll deal with manual coffee makers; next week, we'll cover expensive machines. What are they? There are many ways to make coffee without using a machine. They include a paper filter placed in a plastic or metal cone, a 'French press' ...

  6. Fiery colours to rule Year of the dragon

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for one, has come up with a dragon coffee machine under its limited-edition Nespresso collection. Celebrating Chinese heritage and the coffee craze, the luxury package includes a set of dragon cups. And it's not all looks: the CitiZ coffee machine's brewing system has won a Red Dot design award. Shanghai Tang chief home designer Millicent Lai Ho-yee, who has overseen ...

  7. Coffee culture

    Posted Apr 04th 2010, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani Sitting down to enjoy a hot cup of coffee can now be a design-driven event. A clutch of designers from around the world have rethought the process of making and drinking coffee, adding some tongue-in-cheek flair to an otherwise mundane ritual. Take, for example, the maracas-inspired coffee shaker by Roberto Giacomucci (giacomuccidesign.com). Reminiscent ...

  8. Coffee buffs line up for HK$110 cup of java

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver Even in a caffeine-mad city where virtually every street corner has an outdoor patio tailor-made for coffee lovers, there was some serious buzz about the latest brew. Customers lined up last week to be the first in Canada to try the special cup of java, with a special price tag. The coffee costs C$15 (HK$110) a cup. You may be thinking that is one big cup ...

  9. How to choose... an electric coffee maker

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung How to choose... an electric coffee maker Although most people believe in the superiority of a hi-tech machine over a humble manual coffee maker, the machine is only effective if the person using it knows what they're doing. What is it? There are several types of electric coffee machines. Some- mostly the percolator drip types- brew an insipid cup that is disparagingly ...

  10. Wake up to style

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kick-start the day with a morning brew fresh from these smart servers Clockwise from top? Oliver Hemming teapot ($1,200) from Lane Crawford Eva solo cafe solo coffee maker ($525) from G.O.D. Etain & Prestige coffee pot ($1,500) from Lane Crawford Alessi press filter coffee maker ($995) from Lane Crawford Assam teapress glass handle teapot ($338) from G.O.D. DeLonghi coffee ...




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