Craving a caffeine kick? We got you covered. Here are five spots at K11 MUSEA that are sure to satisfy your coffee needs.
Renowned Dutch architecture firm OMA’s Kube, a symbolic cube-shaped kiosk outside K11 MUSEA that reflects and explores Hong Kong’s waterfront culture, is the home of % Arabica coffee. Take the daily grind out of your life with one of their Spanish Lattes. This variety differs from traditional lattes, which use steamed or foam milk, by combining strong coffee (espresso) with scalded milk. A Spanish latte is often made sweeter than normal lattes by adding sugar, but never a flavoured syrup. And you can enjoy it in dazzling surrounds: Kube features aluminium panels with a special, anodized gold finish that changes colour throughout the day with the light’s evolving spectrum. Moveable cubical, marble chairs allow people to linger and engage with one another and the space.
A privately-owned, independent coffee roaster since 2013 that embodies a “made in Hong Kong” mantra, Elephant Grounds scouts quality beans direct from small global producers. They mix earthy Sumatra, aromatic Papua New Guinea, and nutty Brazilian Arabica to create a distinct espresso brand. Enjoy Swiss Mocha, French Vanilla, Hojicha Latte, and Masala Chai Latte, along with the intriguingly named Black Tie and Bullet Proof caffeine concoctions. Also notable at this 7th floor K11 MUSEA outlet is the food: namely, their Curry Burger Rice with onsen egg, burger patty, and homemade Japanese curry sauce with carrot and potato; or the Tiger Shrimp Penne with capsicum, chilli, homemade ricotta, vodka, rocket, and tomato puree. And for a parting pick-me-up, try the signature Breakfast Club ice cream sandwich: cereal milk gelato and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, topped with cornflake clusters.
To Nespresso, or not to Nespresso? Like the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy of the caffeinated set, there is no midway for this pioneer. It is the reference for highest-quality portioned coffee; an embodiment of the luxury lifestyle values of quality, convenience, and innovation. Famously, the company champions regenerative practices, and works with more than 100,000 farmers in thirteen countries through its AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program, helping to improve yields and harvests, and thereby the livelihoods of farmers and their communities.
The Coffee Academics
Founded in 2012 in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, The Coffee Academics has quickly expanded its coffee community, with more than 20 urban stores across the region: from Singapore and Shanghai, to Bangkok. The brand aspires to the perfect brew by globally sourcing the best quality beans, roasting them onsite in order to distill each one’s unique characteristics, and meticulously cupping to ensure quality—as the 3rd floor iteration at K11 MUSEA attests.
agnès b. CAFÉ & FLEURISTE
Long before Starbucks and Pacific Coffee opened in Hong Kong, agnès b. and her café concept thrived in the city, as it continues to today. The space in K11 MUSEA is a brand-new concept store providing a relaxed retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, as well as a great place to refresh, rethink, and regenerate. It is a taste of French indulgence to share with friends and family, amongst a veritable garden of flowers—from bouquets and baskets, to greenery and floral accessories—that suffuses the space and invigorates the senses. Coffee and botany at their symbiotic best.