What is Hand Drip Coffee?
Hand drip coffee is also called pour over coffee or filter coffee. This brewing method is simply pouring hot water through coffee grounds in a filter and the water drains through the coffee grounds and filter into a carafe or mug. The recipes for it, as well as equipment within a hand drip coffee set are diverse.
Different hand drip coffee equipment and the coffee to water ratio can change the flavours and aroma of the coffee. Hand drip coffee in Hong Kong is popular for single origin coffees because it can brighten the taste. Unlike espressos, hand drip coffee is clean and clear. Coffee will excrete oil and fragrances during brewing, but the filter can catch lots of oils, and this is the reason leading to a clean cup. Since most of the oils will be left in the dripper, oily dark roast coffee is not recommended for making the hand drip coffee pot.
Why You Need A Hand Crip Coffee Set in HK
To make a pour over, you need to have a portable hand drip coffee set which includes the kettle, dripper, carafe, and scale. You can find various tools for hand drip coffee in Hong Kong.
As an essential part of any hand drip coffee set, the kettle has a long and small spout which can let you control the flow of water more easily. You need to pour water steadily when making the hand drip coffee. Normally a kettle with a larger spout is not suitable for hand drip coffee. Water temperature is crucial for the best pot of hand drip coffee in Hong Kong. After getting the grind size correct, you may use an electric coffee kettle with water temperature control, but the price of an electric kettle is high. As an economical choice, you can choose normal pour over kettle, such as Tiamo pour over kettle. The price of this kettle is one third of an electric kettle. The elegant design can create a decorative item for your home.
For getting precise water temperature while making hand drip coffee, you can purchase a digital thermometer, like the Kadou digital thermometer as part of your portable hand drip coffee set in HK.
Hand Drip Coffee in Hong Kong
It is not difficult to find hand drip coffee in Hong Kong, especially when specialty coffee is getting popular in recent times. Many Hong Kong people are coffeeholics, as they not only visit coffee shops to enjoy the beverage but also attend workshops to learn the brewing techniques.
Although the living area in Hong Kong is quite cramped, many people are still willing to have a hand drip coffee set at home. It is fun to be your own barista as you can control all the factors that may influence the taste of your hand drip coffee. It is therefore extremely worth having a hand drip coffee set at home.
Having said that, the hand drip coffee equipment is just the hardware. The recipe and the skills of a barista are more essential for a good cup of coffee. You can get coffee with diverse layers and rich flavours after practice, and hence, the diversity of hand drip coffee in Hong Kong may be the reason why people are so interested.
Palico provides various hand drip coffee equipment. You can find the whole set of recommended brewing tools right here at our eShop.
Finding the Right Coffee Accessories in Hong Kong
Coffee lovers are willing to invest in equipment, but it is also worth it to visit coffee accessories shops and purchase some tools that can help you to make a good cup of coffee. Palico sources various gadgets and coffee accessories in Hong Kong and from around the world. As your one-stop shop, you can definitely find professional and useful tools in our coffee accessories shop.