Rating: ★★★★☆

Address: G/F, The Morrison, 223-227 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai 灣仔灣仔道223-227號駿逸峰地舖

Telephone: 2515 0980

Email: contactus@the-coffeeacademics.com OR  classes@the-coffeeacademics.com



Anyone who reads my blog or follows my Instagram account will know that I am a massive coffee lover – on some days I drink coffee, on other days, I breathe coffee.

In 2014, I took a City and Guilds Barista Course at Caffe HABITU in Causeway Bay (which you can read about here), which means that I am now a certified barista! It has been over a year since I took any more coffee classes, and this time, I am at The Coffee Academics‘ newest Wanchai branch for a latte art class.


For those of you who are unfamiliar, The Coffee Academics is a sister brand of Caffe HABITU, and both concepts are founded by an outstanding female entrepreneur Jennifer W. F. Liu. Since its opening in November 2012, The Coffee Academics now operates 5 Hong Kong outlets, a roasting academy and certified training centre and recently a Singapore flagship store – it certainly looks like the love of coffee is pervasive in Asia!

The decor of this Wanchai branch is simplistic and stylish, with a sleek marble coffee counter forming the focal point of this space. I haven’t made any espressos in a while as I have an automatic coffee machine at home, so this class is a great opportunity for me to pick up my skills again.


After making the espresso, I warm up and froth the milk and pour the milk into a heart shape in the coffee mug. Now, the really cute part – coffee etching – begins! Coffee etching is a type of coffee art where you draw out patterns in the coffee using tools, such as a thin metal stirrer. As you can see below, we get very helpful instructions on how to make some basic etching patterns so the process is very quick and easy!


My finished product is an adorable piglet, with hands! I tend to get a lot of emails asking me for more information on these coffee classes – there is a contact email address of The Coffee Academics at the top of this blog post, so the best way would be to email them and ask for the most updated schedule and information. This coffee decorating class would be a fun and enjoyable activity to do with family, friends or colleagues!