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Posted Sat Nov 15, 2003, 12:00am
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Setting the Scene for Coffee in Asia
by Paul Pratt

Paul Pratt starts off with a short article to set the tone for what his column will be about - the coffee scene and culture in South East Asia, and Hong Kong.
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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2003, 4:40pm
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Interesting set up for youself as an author. I look forward to hearing what your take on things are from that side of Earth.

 
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Posted Sat Nov 29, 2003, 2:14pm
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Paul, I look forward to reading what is coming next.

 Having spent a little time in China I found that coffee was a very bizarre phenomenon there and becoming what Bubble Tea is here in Canada: an exotic if not perplexing novelty for Westerners and a taste of home for Asian immigrants and students.

 Despite my profound love for coffee however I found myself taken by the amazing blends of tea while touring the country ("When in Rome, er Beijing..."). It is for this reason that I am so interested to hear what breaking into the market there is like.

In anticipation,

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Posted Thu Dec 4, 2003, 8:40pm
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Actually, the espresso coffee scene in China is exploding, with cafes popping up constantly. Moreover, it's already developing into one of the bigger markets for coffee related equipment.


Espresso is still fairly new to Asia, but it's developing fast, and the appetite for new ideas, cafes and a decently pulled espresso is big.

I look forward to what Paul has to tell.
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Posted Sun Dec 7, 2003, 9:12pm
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Yes the PRC is happening in a big way and I know that there are a lot of companies trying to get a piece of the action now.  

It is not all doom and gloom and there are a few places for coffee that really stand out and you can get the same level of committment, passion and quality that you associate with places in the US or Canada.  As you can guess these are owner/operators and as such they cannot afford the high rents for high profile locations and are to be found off the beaten track.  

In the coming months I will address the coffee culture in Asia and share with everyone the "joys" of running a small business in a difficult market.
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Posted Sun Dec 28, 2003, 12:39am
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A very interesting article and I am looking forward to the one coming up.

But an important "place" (I dare not to offence anyone, you know.. ), apart from Japan, who is having a high standard in coffee tasting/making is missed out -- Taiwan.

Personally, I have been flying over to Taiwan (Taipei to be specific) sole for their coffee, they have a lot of individual cafe (not chain store) and I have met up a group of coffee expert who roast their own beans and brew with their modified coffee machine. Their coffee (espresso or single blend coffee) are excellent.

Afterall, I think here in HK, the coffee culture is still just an early start, many ppl are enjoying their presence in a coffee shop instead of enjoying their cup of coffee. :)

Cheers,
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Posted Fri Jan 2, 2004, 4:24am
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THE UK HAS GOOD COFFEE??? NOT
I was a little upset to hear someone say australia is 5 years behind the U.S in gourmet coffee and asia is five years behind australia. As an australian who has traveled thru out asia and the U.S. generally coffee is bad everywhere you go if you have a high standard. Asia is no way 5 years behind australia. I would say at least 50 years. Just because you open a few Starbucks or Coffee beans doesnt mean you understand coffee. If anyone has traveled to Melbourne Australia would see an amazing standard of coffee. Coffee in australia has not been taken over by franchises who have no real passion for coffee. Love is the barista behind the machine. I bet you the owner of Starbucks isnt behind his machine in his shop. He's just looking how to make more money!!. To say Australia is 5 years behind is very stupid. Without researching our culture, background, the amount of coffee shops here.. Im really insulted!!!! Starbucks only have a very small market in the coffee industry in Melbourne. WHY??? because you can't train passion and love.
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Posted Wed Jan 7, 2004, 1:56am
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Hej Holger - selv på jagt efter den ultimative espressomaskine er jeg netop stødt på Coffeegeek.com, som ser ud til at være mødestedet for den ultimative kaffenørd....
Bare en hilsen fra det våde og lidt kedelige Danmark - og så kan det jo være vi "tales" ved ...
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Posted Wed Jan 7, 2004, 2:18pm
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ppanduro Said:

Hej Holger - selv på jagt efter den ultimative espressomaskine er jeg netop stødt på Coffeegeek.com, som ser ud til at være mødestedet for den ultimative kaffenørd....
Bare en hilsen fra det våde og lidt kedelige Danmark - og så kan det jo være vi "tales" ved ...
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I have no idea what you are saying, but it reminds me on someone I met in my youth.
It made me search the web to find him again - Thanks for that moment :-D
http://www.muppetworld.com/cooking/index.html
(take a look at the cookbook)
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Posted Thu Jan 8, 2004, 7:26am
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Hej Joey -
apologies for the usage of a language known to only a few - but for the record, the chef in the Muppet Show was Swedish - and you came across Danish in my email.  Right, Danish means more than just a language to some - oddly enough, we call it "Viennabread" -  what is commonly referred to as "Danish"....

Nevertheless, hope you found your lost memory  -  but watch out for confusing Danes with Swedes , it's like calling a Scotsman and Englishman, not good....

Hope you enjoy Vienna - as your profile seem to imply that's where you enjoy your coffee - not the worst place and I miss it from my many frequent visits when live in Budapest a while back.

regards and greetings
Peter
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