Locations: 38 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; 35-45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; Kiosk 1, Level 2, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon; Shop No. 108, Level 1, The Pulse, No. 26-30 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Southern, Hong Kong
Official Website: www.the-coffeeacademics.com
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THE COFFEE ACADEMICS, Italian Coffee Shop in Hong Kong
Its hotspots like The Coffee Academics that Instagram continues to flourish. Snapping photos of your latte art or the coolest coffee shop you have sat in at the moment is showing no signs of slowing down. That in itself is a cycle that hasn’t managed to disrupt itself yet, no. We are all contented by sipping latte by the window, watching hipsters grab a stool at the counter and sip their own drip coffee. I’ve dreamed of one paradise at a certain point in the last year Coffee Academics has been leading specialty coffee shops in Hong Kong.
The luxury of time doesn’t permit me to sit and do the same. My schedule will only allow me for a latte take away and nothing more. While I would have loved to indulge in their gourmet sandwiches and even more flamboyant coffee drinks like Blanton’s Whisky Barrel Bourton Single, time is of the essence. Only a single cup will make or break my Coffee Academics experience.
Regardless if it’s just a take away or for dine in, the quality shouldn’t diminish. And I was sorely disappointed with my cup. The hype of this Italian Coffee Shop that names their drinks sound like a loaded drink is just forgotten with a single sip. This is a coffee made by Cafe Habitu purveyors. I had to convince myself.
Perhaps it was such a rush drinking it take away that Coffee Academics fell below my expectations.
Perhaps, the entire Coffee Academics experience is banking on its solid, artistic interiors meant to be captured by your camera.
I’m willing to return for a second cup. Coffee Academics is such a giant to generalize.
I can only hope my ratings will increase on my second visit.
Coffee Academics Rating:
[usrlist “Taste and Originality: 2.5” “Customer Experience: 3.5” “Value for Money: 3” “Brick and Mortar: 4.5”]