Dean & Deluca (Ploen Chit) – A coffee chain that isn’t bad – take note Starbucks!

Dean & Deluca Ploen Chit

This review might get me in a bit of trouble. Given that D&D is primarily known as a chain store selling upmarket groceries, some might view this post as being slightly out of place on a blog dubbed “best coffee”. Something akin to listing Starbucks or 7-Eleven. But the coffee at Dean & Deluca is really not so bad! Oh sure, it’s not going to take home any solid gold trophies from an international barista or cupping event. But on[…]

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Holly Brown – Chain serves up first decent Hong Kong Coffee

Holly Brown Hong Kong

After a few days of uninspiring coffee in Hong Kong it was refreshing to come across Holly Brown. With a chain of cafes throughout different areas of HK, Holly Brown roast their own beans in house, including a house blend and some Single Origin varieties. I tried the branch in the up market shopping centre K11 in Tsim Sha Tsui. The atmosphere was like that of a desert cafe or ice cream shop, which isn’t surprising considering they also seem[…]

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