Despite the fact that it’s already mid-September, I still frequently find myself desiring a cup of cold brew coffee to cool off myself in the middle of the day. Cold brew coffee is popping everywhere and here are some of our favourites in town.
*In case you’re not familiar with cold brew coffee. Cold brew is the process of steeping coffee grounds in water at cool temperatures for at least 12 hours. The benefit of this method is it will be less acidic and bitter, and more refine in taste which make it a refreshing drink in these hot days.
Their Nitro Coffee ($35) is such a surprise for your taste buds and eyes! Similar concept to nitro beer, it is created by cold-brewing grinds for 24 hours before pumping the kegged coffee through a tap and double-charging it with hits of nitrogen. The gas imparts a silky-smooth finish along with a stout-like head, and brings out the natural flavours of the bean. The coffee is also served in a tall glass, cold brew has never been so elegant.
Address: Ming Hing House, 52-56 Staunton St, Central
You can tell Coco Espresso is passionate about cold brew coffee by their selection at the moment: House Blend, Special Brew and 10th Anniversary Brew. To tell the differences, the House Blend ($52) uses its house blend coffee with Brazil and East Timor coffee beans; Special Brew uses single origin coffee beans (change from time to time); Last but not least, 10th Anniversary Brew ($58) uses out 10th anniversary coffee bean (Ethiopia Guji Honey process).
402, Shun Tak Centre, 168-200 Connaught Rd Central, Sheung Wan
Unit No.1, 7/F, Vanta Ind. Centre, 21-23 Tai Lin Pai Rd., Kwai Chung
Shop D, 50 Stanley Street, Central
2, Anton Street, Wan Chai
G/F, 197 Queens Road Central
Originally gained fame in Tokyo, it has already became a must-visit spot for tourists and coffee lovers all over the world. Matcha Latte and Cold Crew are exclusive for the Hong Kong branch, the Cold Brew ($60) is soaked in icy water for 14 hours – the result is light and aromatic.
Address: 200, 24-25 Queen's Rd E & Lee Tung St, Wan Chai