Coffee I: Barista Jam

Hidden among the dried seafood shops in Sheung Wan is this little gem opened by a coffee obssessive.

Barista Jam - all industrial chic

Surrounded by old buildings in Sheung Wan

The moment I walked in I know this will be my frequent haunt. Knowledgable staff.  Good coffee.  Cool space to relax and drink. The beautiful La Marzocco espresso machine is constantly tuned, and there is a constantly rotating selection of fresh, single-origin beans from around the world to choose from.

Menu written on blackboard - mostly coffee with some simple cafe fare to fill your stomach

Syrups laid out in front of multiple coffee making machines

Spoilt by choice I went for the today’s brew – Colombian coffee, made from Condor Popayan Rioclaro Supremo.

Colombian coffee freshly brewed

Coffee in Colombia is often grown in somewhat high altitudes in the shade of surrounding rubber or banana trees. The mountainous region however with its drier climates sllows the coffee beans to develop and  grow with a high quality taste and a rich robust flavour. Freshly roasted Colombian coffee has bright acidity, a heavy body and an intense aroma. This small cup contained the distinct sweet taste and medium strength along with the enchanting hint of nuts and chocolate.

There are other coffee beans for retail as well.

Coffee beans from around the world

You can get your hands on Papua New Guinea Sigri AA, Guatemala, Brazil Cerrado, and Ethiopia Harrar Star.

Please order here

More on offer apart from coffee

As I was in the mood for breakfast food, I took a risk and ordered the scrambled egg with roasted tomato and bacon. And it paid off beautifully.

One of the best scrambled eggs in town

Even though the plate may look a little bit bare compared to most English Breakfasts you will find in town, the egg was outstanding. The right degree of runniness, moist and eggy. Didn’t expect to find delicious scrambled egg in search of good coffee, but this was a pleasant surprise.

Upstairs area with communal table

In addition to serving and selling great coffee, Barista Jam also distributes coffee machines, and the upstairs area serves as a showroom with additional communcal seating.

Coffee machines on display

When you visit make sure you get a seat at the bar and the barista-in-residence Don will be more than happy to share his knowledge and his love for coffee with you.

Where are you getting your coffee today? Leave me a comment and would love to hear from you about coffee spots around town and beyond.

Barista Jam
Add: Shop D, G/F, 126-128 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2854 2211


About Patricia

Born in Hong Kong and studied in England for most of her life. Transplanted herself to Tokyo, New York and finally back to her root. Having treated her taste buds to the best of these continents have to offer, she has decided to invite others to join her on her gastronomic voyage. Full-time food lover, part-time cook who wants to enjoy the pleasures of life, mostly at the dining table.
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2 Responses to Coffee I: Barista Jam

  1. Catherine says:

    Hey there, love your blog Pat. Very styled up! I love Barista Jam. For coffees, also check out Cupping Room in Stanley. Keep up the good work. I will be supporting! 🙂

    • Patricia says:

      Hi thanks you are so sweet! Will try to be diligent about eating (then writing about it… haha) planning to spend a weekend in Stanley soon as summer is just round the corner will check out the Cupping Room for sure. Also just went to Cafe Corridor today wait for more caffeine-fueled musings!

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