Hong Kong is not yet known for its homegrown coffee, but it soon could be – since 2015, Lai Chi Wo (pictured) in the New Territories has worked with a university to produce coffee beans. Photo: Centre for Civil Society and Governance, the University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong is not yet known for its homegrown coffee, but it soon could be – since 2015, Lai Chi Wo (pictured) in the New Territories has worked with a university to produce coffee beans. Photo: Centre for Civil Society and Governance, the University of Hong Kong
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Organic coffee grown and roasted in Hong Kong the fruit of a sustainable farming project in roadless corner of New Territories

  • Among the organic crops sown on former rice paddies in Lai Chi Wo, a village in the northeast New Territories, are turmeric, ginger, melons … and coffee bushes
  • From a small start, there are more than 700 bushes that this year could yield 70kg of beans. Once roasted they make coffee with ‘good body and smooth taste’

Hong Kong is not yet known for its homegrown coffee, but it soon could be – since 2015, Lai Chi Wo (pictured) in the New Territories has worked with a university to produce coffee beans. Photo: Centre for Civil Society and Governance, the University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong is not yet known for its homegrown coffee, but it soon could be – since 2015, Lai Chi Wo (pictured) in the New Territories has worked with a university to produce coffee beans. Photo: Centre for Civil Society and Governance, the University of Hong Kong
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