Hot Tea: The Coffee Academics

While in Hong Kong: walk, eat, and drink.
As part of my travel tradition I dropped by one of the best coffee joins in town and according to my research, The Coffee Academics has the best coffee in Hong Kong.

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While getting lost in the Causeway area, I took a tram headed to The Market. It’s located somewhere near the The Pawn and isn’t that hard to spot. Its exteriors are every easy to catch, in the middle of the cornet jungle that is Hong Kong, this cafe decided to bring a little bit of the greener side in the city.

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Upon entering, I was immediately in love with the interiors as well.
Think dark, Brooklyn, jazzy, industrial cafe. The place was jam packed with people: expats, locals, tourists, etc. This was the IT coffee-place in HK and I sat in the bar because I wanted to see how they made their coffee and two: I had nowhere else to sit.

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I had a flat white espresso and a banana muffin because I was nearing to broke when I got here since it was my last few hours in Hong Kong. Coffee was good and bitter, a bit acidic (I’m more of the nutty-flavor person) but it was alright. Muffin was a bit dry but mixed well with the coffee.

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I had no chance to see how they make their coffee simply because the girl was so fast! But who can blame her? With customers pouring in (puns!) to get their caffeine fix, being quick was necessary.

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Ambiance was cluttered yet beautiful because the place was just packed with people. I wouldn’t exactly stay here to work and write though, the noise was bearable but not workable with. Thus: bring your friends when you go here! Eavesdrop on something you probably never will understand! The mix of culture and races in the room was evident and was nice to be part of the whole mesh. It seemed like everyone in Hong Kong had their coffee break here, from expats to locals to locals’ children!

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Much love,
LMTP.
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