Finca Nuguo Panama Geisha has arrived! 頂級巴拿馬努果莊園瑰夏水洗藝伎

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  The finca, also called Finca Nuguo, is situated between 1.750 and 1.950 mts in the area of Jurutungo, Renacimiento, in the province of Chiriqui of Panama. Nestled between a natural rainforest reserve on the one side and the border of Costa Rica on the other side.
The location and environment of the finca is a very challenging one, with cold temperatures at night, lots of wind and rainfall. And even so, this very visionary, passionate and engaged person, Jose, managed to produce some incredible cups of coffee. Or, if we quote Jose, it is because of those rough conditions that the coffee production results in low productivity but an intense flavour. He says that the cold wind and rain that come from the Atlantic through the mountains dividing Panama play an important role in the taste of the coffee from Nuguo.
  巴拿馬 Finca Nuguo 藝伎的生在地Finca Nuguo上已經有各種各樣的鳥類,但在未來幾年裡,Jose 和 Aileene 想要投入更多的時間和精力來保護這種生物多樣性,甚至投資於生態旅遊發展。 Finca,也稱為 Finca Nuguo,位於奇里基省雷納西米恩托 Jurutungo 地區 1.750 至 1.950 米之間,坐落在一側的天然雨林保護區和另一側的哥斯達黎加邊界之間。 finca 的位置和環境非常具有挑戰性,夜間溫度低,風大,雨量大。即便如此,這位非常有遠見、熱情和敬業的人 Jose 還是設法製作了一些令人難以置信的咖啡。或者,如果我們引用何塞的話,正是由於這些惡劣的條件,咖啡的生產效率低下,但風味濃郁。他說,來自大西洋穿過巴拿馬山脈的寒冷風雨對努果咖啡的味道起著重要作用。   杯測風味:茉莉花、橙花、覆盆子、荔枝、多汁茶像

The art of roasting, and the importance of roasting locally.

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We are proud to be a local Hong Kong Coffee Roaster. And what that means for you is that you can taste better coffee. Coffee is not just a commodity, coffee is a plant. Most people compare coffee as a product on the shelf of supermarkets, and they do not truly see what this energizing product really is. Coffee was originally grown on trees and they take a berry form. The seeds inside is what is called the coffee seed, or the coffee bean. After the coffee picked and processed, it will end up in the green bean form, which in when we step in.
In 18 Grams we strive to roast our coffee bean to perfection, what that means is we will roast the coffee so that the true taste of the coffee will shine through. If the temperature control of the roasting wasn’t done properly, the rising temperature speed wasn’t controlled properly, or even the roasting time is too short or too long, the taste of the coffee bean either will not be fully developed, or the true taste will be buried by other unpleasant taste.
After they are roasted, another very important aspect is the extraction. Are the coffee being made with proper skills and the taste being tuned correctly? This is where our most extensive training for our staff comes into play. We spend a lot of effort and resources to train our staff, each of them can make the perfect cup of coffee for you. If you have any taste preference make sure you let our staff know, and we will for sure make your cup of coffee especially for you.

Happy 2017 and Our mission for 2017!

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1-3 Mercer street

Our new shop @ 1-3 Mercer street

We wish everyone a healthy and joyful 2017! The start of each year is always a good time to sit down and reflect on ourselves on the plan for this coming year. In 2017 we wish to keep sourcing and roasting some great coffee for our customers. In 2016 we had to close/move some of our shops due to the rent of our shops. The economy in Hong Kong is starting to become even more difficult for small businesses such as us, making us harder to focus on just making great coffee. Our new shop in Sheung Wan is shaping up nicely and we hope we can continue to serve great coffee in this new space, and hope we can conduct some long overdue coffee classes we promised long ago.   We are scheduled to open end of Jan 2017.  See you soon!

Address : 1-3 Mercer street Sheung Wan.