About

cupping room coffee roasters is an award-winning small batch specialty coffee roastery located in Hong Kong.

Our story

2011

Cupping Room was founded in 2011 in Stanley Plaza, Stanley, Hong Kong Island. From the beginning, our focus was to bring carefully roasted and prepared coffee to Hong Kongers in a comfortable environment.

2013

In 2013, we relocated from Stanley Plaza to the bustling district of Sheung Wan, expanding in the process to include Australian-inspired café fare.

2013

In 2013, we relocated from Stanley Plaza to the bustling district of Sheung Wan, expanding in the process to include Australian-inspired café fare.

2014 2015

In 2014, we added our first location in Wan Chai and in 2015 our Central store soon followed, which included an on-site bakery.

2016

Finally, we welcomed our Roastery and coffee bar at Po Hing Fong in 2016 and have been roasting coffee since then on a Probat UG15 Retro roaster.

2020

We welcomed our first shopping mall locations in Lee Garden One, Causeway Bay and Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui. Our Lee Gardens shop offers location-exclusive Nordic-inspired open face sandwiches, while our Harbour City cafe features panini sandwiches grilled to order. Both serve our newest house blend, "B-side" (read more about B-side here) in all espresso-bar beverages.

Recent

Approaching our 10th anniversary, we're celebrating by refreshing our look with a new logo and style! It's an exciting time for us as we plan for the next 10 years...

Coffee

We roast coffees with great aroma, sweetness, and clarity of flavour. Above all else, this is our identity and what guides our craft. We work directly with producers and trusted partners to buy coffees season after season, when they are in-season, to ensure the best possible quality. We avidly seek out coffees that are transparent examples of origin, processing method, and variety; then roast carefully to balance acidity and sweetness in the cup. Small batch roasted in Hong Kong. Shop our coffee

Shops

Cupping Room’s coffee shops are always a friendly, welcoming place for the neighbourhood, no matter if that neighbourhood is in sleepy Po Hing Fong, bustling Central, or in one of Hong Kong's most stylish shopping malls. We combine world-class coffee with an extensive food program in simple aesthetics served with warmth and a smile. Our chef has designed menus to suit the season as well as the individual neighbourhoods of our various locations. Regular features include house-smoked salmon eggs benedicts, pan-fried chicken breast on spaghetti in a creamy garlic sauce, or brioche French Toast served with mascarpone and seasonal berries or fruits. We serve coffee alternatives such as house-blended chai tea lattes as well as favourites such as hot and iced matcha or hojicha lattes, and offer Oatly oat milk as a milk alternative.Find us

Recognition

cupping room's competition achievements

  • Hong Kong Barista Championships

    2011 - 2nd Place 2012 - 1st Place 2013 - 1st and 3rd Place 2014 - 1st Place 2015 - 1st and 2nd Place 2016 - 1st Place

  • Hong Kong Brewers Cup Championships

    2015 - 1st Place 2016 - 2nd Place 2017 - 2nd Place 2018 - 2nd Place 2021 - 3rd & 6th Place

  • Hong Kong Coffee in Good Spirits Championships

    2018 - 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Place 2019 - 1st and 6th Place

  • World Barista Championships

    2013 - 15th Place 2014 - 2nd Place 2015 - 4th Place 2016 - 11th Place 2017 - 3rd Place

  • World Brewers Cup Championships

    2016 - 4th Place

  • World Coffee in Good Spirits Championships

    2019 - 2nd Place

cupping room's 
affiliated competition achievements

  • Indonesia Barista Championship

    2017 - 5th Place

  • Japan Barista Championship

    2017 - 1st Place 2018 - 2nd Place

  • Singapore Barista Championship

    2018 - 3rd Place

  • South Korea Barista Championship

    2018 - 3rd Place

  • United Arab Emirates Barista Championship

    2018 - 3rd Place

  • World Barista Championship

    2018 - 11th and 18th Place 2019 - 33rd Place

  • World Brewers Cup Championship

    2019 - 7th Place

  • World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship

    2019 - 14th Place

cupping room's 
team accreditations

  • 2012, 2013, 2016 Hong Kong Barista Champion 2015 Hong Kong Brewers Cup Champion 2019 Hong Kong Coffee in Good Spirits Champion 2007 Canadian Barista Champion

  • World Barista Championships Sensory & Head Judge (2009-) World Brewers Cup Championships Sensory Judge (2014-) World Latte Art Championships Visual & Head Judge (2014-) World Coffee in Good Spirits Championships Visual, Sensory, & Head Judge (2014-) World Coffee Roasting Championships Sensory Judge (2017-)

  • World Coffee Events WCE Representative (2012-)

  • SCAA Barista Guild of America Level 1 Certificate (2010) SCAA Barista Guild of America Level 2 Certificate (2011) SCAA Barista Guild of America Lead Instructor Certificate (2012-) SCAA Barista Guild of America Level 1 Examiner (2012-) SCAA Barista Guild of America Level 2 Examiner (2013-)

  • SCAE Barista Foundation (2013) SCAE Barista Intermediate (2013) SCAE Authorised SCAE Trainer (2015-)

  • Specialty Coffee Association Authorised SCA Trainer (2017-2020)