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Tai-O Coffee Tour

by on 03/04/2011

Date: 9 April 2011 (SAT)
Duration: 8 hours

RSVP here:
http://www.meetup.com/HKCoffeeLovers/events/17162111/

Enjoy, learn, laugh and savour life’s little indulgences through tasting two of the Hong Kong’s best kept secret coffee places, accompany with authentic Aussie-American barbecue (meat and seafood) by the water, and wash it down with some cold beers.

10:00 Bus pick-up at Central (depart on time)
10:30 Bus pick-up at Mongkok (depart on time)
11:30 Arrive in Tai-O, tour around the colourful Tai-O fishing village, mangrove and Chinese temple
12:30 Meat & seafood BBQ lunch
14:00 Coffee Tasting and demonstration at Solo Cafe
15:00 Free time (optional Pink dolphins boats tour)
16:00 Bus leave Tai-O
16:30 Visit Soulmate Coffee in Kwai Fong
17:30 Bus drop off in Mongkok
18:00 Bus Drop off and Dismiss in Central

Price HK$250 per person, including:
* Transportation to and from Central – Mongkok – Tai-O
* Meat & seafood BBQ lunch
* Soft drink and/or beer
* One coffee at Solo Cafe
* Drip and/or siphon coffee brewing demonstration
* Meat and seafood BBQ lunch

Optional Fee
* Soulmate Coffee (HK$40)
* Boat Tour (HK$40)

Tai-O is filled with activities that are sure to make you think you’ve actually left the Hong Kong SAR. Known as the Venice of Hong Kong due to the river that runs through the village, this former fishing town used to be a salt export hub, but today is known for processing salt fish and its celebrated shrimp paste (be wary of the smells).

Solo Cafe is one of the best kept secret in Hong Kong. The cafe is specialise in syphon coffee, while they serve espresso based drinks too. Vincent, the head barista of Solo, will show us how to brew a perfect cup. He also specially prepare four different fresh roasted coffee for our group:
1. Brazil, Daterra Estate
2. Peru, Organiz Tribeca
3. Maraba, Bourbon
4. Ethiopia

Soulmate, voted as best 100 Hong Kong restaurant, is one of the gemstone in Hong Kong’s coffee scene. This small cafe located in a back alley of a small shopping centre in Kwai Fong, somewhere you don’t expect to find high quality coffee, but there it is. Trust me, it is worth squeeze in and stand at the counter to wait for the perfect cup!

Pink dolphins are a special sight in local waters. Boat tours should be easy to find, as many boats will be ready and willing to take you out hunting for the pink dolphins. If you are lucky, you can see 2-3 jumping out of water within a 30 mins boat ride.

Limited seat. Payment required for RSVP.

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