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Coffee Preparation

Trends: the latest thing in coffee

A fresh coffee movement is brewing in the city, meaning the drink is becoming something to appreciate like wine, not just to boost productivity.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 5:52pm

Cafe dregs secret to popular apparel

While Taiwanese manufacturers have for years steadily shifted their operations to the mainland, at least one is swimming against the tide, using a raw material usually associated with cafes.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


What: Ritual Cappuccino Dragon Cup set Why: This limited-edition design is a collaboration between Shanghai Tang and Nespresso How much: HK$488 for a pair Where: Nespresso, 1/F, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2295 3395

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Just for kicks

The Bruce Lee kung fu romper and hat outfit at eco-friendly clothing company Organic Baby is embroidered with dragon calligraphy. The outfit is made from certified organic cotton, using dyes that have minimum impact on the environment. HK$328 (romper suit) and HK$168 (hat) at Organic Baby, shop UG07, Olympian City 3, West Kowloon, tel: 2882 6645

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Fiery colours to rule Year of the dragon

The new year is a perfect time to experiment with new looks for the home - even if it means revisiting old interior designs and giving them a fresh twist.

So what styles will dominate 2012? American designer Ronald Redding is betting on 'neo-traditional', where classic motifs are re-imagined on a larger scale and unexpected colours give each room a more modern look and feel.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Enter the dragon

Millicent Lai became a coffee addict at the age of 16, when she entered design school: 'I thought drinking coffee was a cool thing to do around artists and designers,' she says.

'The coolness wore off over the years but drinking coffee, and the preparation of it, is a good way for me to unwind and relax,' says Lai. 'Coffee is part of my life.'

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Brew master hones skill after roasting rivals

He wears a white outfit and is sweating intently over a row of brews bubbling away in what appears to be a chemistry experiment in a university laboratory. But it's not what you think. Vincent Hung Ka-wai is brewing coffee, and it's not just the run of the mill type you get at a cafe.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Cafe society raises the bar

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, the popularity of coffee has grown rapidly over the past decade.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

In gear

Stellar performer

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Coffee culture

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.

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am