我們在流行網站 HYPEBEAST 的新專欄 Hungry Twins #001 終於上線!

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我們在流行網站 HYPEBEAST 的新專欄 Hungry Twins #001 終於上線!

流行時尚新媒體網站 HYPEBEAST 由2005年成立以來,一直在全球時尚文化領域扮演著突破性的推動角色,內容由街頭文化到高端時裝都有所涉獵,我們亦一直是他們的 followers,所以這次有機會在HYPEBEAST寫專欄確是一個難得的機會讓我們發揮。

對比起過往我們在飲食男女、Magazine P 或是 號外的專欄,這次我們在 Hungry Twins 的風格都會比較輕鬆和貼地,同時除了飲食文化以外,這專欄裡亦會有更多我們對流行文化、設計和旅行見學,讓大家有機會看到我們不一樣的面貌。

專欄會不定期在HYPEBEAST更新,stay tuned!  

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CHAO x Twins Kitchen 關於咖啡的一百種想像

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CHAO x Twins Kitchen 關於咖啡的一百種想像

"If you are not happy, let a cup of coffee fix you."

有多少人每天早上需要一杯咖啡「Wake Up」;

又有多少人每天下午需要一杯咖啡「Relax」;

還有多少人把家附近的咖啡館當成自己的客廳和辦公室?

 

而你又是否知道,一枚咖啡豆從遙遠的非洲、南美,或者近如雲南,被研磨成粉末,最終只有4%成為你舌尖、鼻尖的一縷香氣,剩下的則成為垃圾被處理。

 

來自香港的雙胞胎廚師Caleb和Joshua對咖啡殘餘有不同的對待方式。稱自己為coffee fanatic(咖啡狂魔)的他們不僅僅是因為他們的一天必須以上好的咖啡開始,更因為他們通過多年對食物的研究,找到了讓咖啡物盡其用的辦法。在香港城隍街上,他們經營著一家名為Common Ground的社區咖啡館,從原料收購,到在地烘焙,再到咖啡產品的研發,以及咖啡廢料的利用,一枚咖啡豆在Caleb 和Joshua手中的生命值大概能接近100%。

 Twins Kitchen負責人Caleb和Joshua

 Twins Kitchen負責人Caleb和Joshua

不過,你不必遠赴香港去實現成為一個環保咖啡消費者的願望,近日,CHAO邀請來了Caleb和Joshua,一起完成了CHAO CHEF系列的第一個POP-UP KITCHEN項目——CHAO x TWINS KITCHEN POP -UP廚房「零浪費」體驗。

食品行業的浪費現象遍布全球的大城市,而北京作為人口眾多的國際化大都市(也許是人口最多的大城市),不僅有越來越多的人需要一杯好咖啡,還有更多人開始關注如何讓都市生活得以永續,這也是北京成為此次POP-UP廚房零浪費體驗的最佳發生地。

可以按一下圖片進入視頻看看我們是如何實現「咖啡零浪費」!

可以按一下圖片進入視頻看看我們是如何實現「咖啡零浪費」!

15g咖啡粉最終萃取出約200毫升的咖啡。第一口讓人感覺清爽,隨後便可品到漿果和巧克力的餘韻,層次非常豐富。不過這還沒完,最重要的一課才剛剛開始。

被擱置一旁的椰子油和咖啡調糖終於派上用場。Caleb將本應扔進垃圾桶的咖啡殘渣倒進碗裡,再將黃糖和兩大匙椰子油加以攪拌,在咖啡殘渣的餘熱下糖和椰子油融化在焦糖色的咖啡渣中……

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如果你對護膚略知一二就應該知道咖啡顆粒被用於不少水療療程中,能起到去角質和抗氧化的作用,而椰子油則是天然的滋潤品。

當Caleb將用玻璃瓶裝好的咖啡椰子膏遞給我時,他說:「這款磨砂膏正適合北京的冬天!

這只是Twins對手沖咖啡的一種探索,也許,還有幾百種有趣的想法?至於其他的瘋狂「實驗」,請期待我們接下來關於此次POP-UP KITCHEN「零浪費」體驗項目的更多視頻內容。

 你是否知道,

一杯香濃的咖啡帶給環境如此的壓力?

  • 一棵咖啡樹只有不到6%的成分被烘焙成我們熟知的咖啡豆。

  • 水洗咖啡豆所用的水量是普通食物清洗和處理的40倍,而利用過的水因其中過高的營養成分而對生態造成影響。

  • 大部分咖啡豆的銀皮都在烘焙過程中被當做垃圾扔掉。

  • 咖啡烹煮後的殘渣和剩餘的蒸汽牛奶也成為城市垃圾。

手把手教你沖岀一杯好咖啡

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1. 稱量15g咖啡豆。

2. 如果使用電動磨豆機,請將研磨度調至“4”,手沖咖啡需要咖啡顆粒較大,這樣才能和水充分接觸。

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3. 將濾紙放入咖啡壺,並用熱水清洗一遍,去除濾紙的味道。

4. 加熱天然礦泉水,並在水沸騰後讓其冷卻至90攝氏度。

5. 緩慢地按順時針方向,倒入50g熱水,靜待20秒鐘,讓咖啡粉充分燜煮一會兒。

6. 再將剩餘的180g熱水緩慢傾倒。

7. 整個沖泡過程不超過一分半鐘。

咖啡零浪費,你也可以做到

  • 咖啡樹的果肉可用於牲畜飼養。

  • 利用技術淨化清洗咖啡豆的「廢水」,並盡力二次利用。

  • 不妨在製作餅乾、麵包和蛋糕時利用咖啡銀皮,打造不同口感。

  • 咖啡殘渣的利用方式很多:例如用作綠植的肥料;用於紡織用品、家具用品製作;咖啡殘渣所含的熱質量甚至可替代生物柴油。

  • 當然,還有一些方式可以讓你在家做到零浪費,例如製作咖啡護膚品、咖啡蠟燭、乾燥劑等。

 

文章及圖片均授權自 CHAO Sanlitun
字/ NH @ ilovechao
圖/ 程宇
視頻/ 非界工作室 

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'Waste No More' Pop-up with Up-Cycling Coffee Waste Menu @ CHAO Sanlitun Beijing this October!

‘Waste is a failure of imagination.’ 

HONG KONG - 11th October 2016 - Twins Kitchen are hosting a pop-up event, Waste No More, about up-cycling coffee waste into a zero food waste chef's menu in CHAO Sanlitun Beijing this late October, from 28 October to 30 October!

As we are more and more conscious about the wastage problem in the food industry and coffee industry, we would like to offer some creative alternative and solutions of how we could produce less waste while upcycling those already been produced through what we are most good at – cooking and food design.

While the hunger is a problem that ⅛ of the world population is facing everyday, the wastage problem in the global food industry is getting more serious where the estimate waste is ⅓ to ½ of all food produced. In the coffee industry, the problem is even worse which we are throwing away 96% of the raw material in different parts from all the wasted milk and coffee ground produced from the cafe and not to mention we are only using 6% of a whole coffee plant. It has come to our attention that we have to bring the issue to table and offer creative solutions to change the food ecosystem nowadays.

Through creating an interactive dining experience with food design, we would like to show how to create delicious and gourmet dishes without wasting our produces, even to up-cycle and cook with some of the ‘wasted’ produce! As cafe owners ourselves, we collect the leftover milk in the milk jugs after steaming for Latte, which would usually get tossed, and mix them with lemon juice to produce cheese. Moreover, we cook some of the dishes with coffee ground like the compound coffee butter as well as using the coffee chaff, a coffee roasting byproduct, to make cake.

‘Waste is a failure of imagination’ is a famous quote from Silo, a zero food waste restaurant in Brighton. We hope to deliver the same message to our guests that we could pursue a better living while creating a sustainable food business without any unnecessary waste.

Event Details
Location:
CHAO Sanlitun Beijing, No.4 East Workers' Stadium Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100027, China

Ticket information:
Coffee Workshop: 288 rmb (28/10)
Brunch - 388 rmb (11:30am - 1:00pm, 29/10 - 30/10)
Dinner - 788 rmb (7:00pm - 9:00pm, 28/10 - 30/10)
Dinner with Wine Pairing: with 3 glasses - 1288 rmb (7:00pm - 9:00pm, 28/10 - 30/10)

For Reservations and Media Enquiry, please email to Joshua Ng at joshua@twins-kitchen.com or Sophie Chan at sophie@twins-kitchen.com

You may also buy the ticket from here.

Dinner Menu
Before drink: Gin & Lemonade
Featuring: Coffee Bitter made from peaked coffee bean

Appetizer 1: Labneh Cheese, Hazelnut Olive Oil, Greens & Tomato
Featuring: Labneh Cheese made out of wasted milk in making milk coffee, like Latte and Flat white etc

Appetizer 2: Cauliflower with Herb Oil and Local Green and Nitro Coffee Chinese Mushroom
Featuring: Chinese dried mushroom soaked in peaked nitro coffee

Main 1: Coffee Butter Steak and Spinach
Featuring: Coffee Butter made out of leftover coffee ground

Main 2: Lobster Beet Risotto with Peking Duck Consomme
Featuring: Peking duck consomme made from peking duck leftover and coffee

Dessert: Ten-min Chaff Cake with Strawberry Ice Cream & Crunchy Caramel
Featuring: Chaff collected from coffee roasting

Hand Drip Coffee

Brunch Menu
Appetizer: Labneh Cheese, Hazelnut Olive oil, Greens & Tomato

Main: Lobster Beet Risotto with Peking Duck Consomme

Dessert: Ten-min Chaff Cake with Strawberry Ice Cream & Crunchy Caramel

Hand Drip Coffee

ABOUT CHAO SANLITUN BEIJING Sanlitun district of Beijing is developed as one of the most popular and energetic shopping, dining and entertaining destinations of China since a few years back. Now there has been housed with international brand-name stores like Apple Store and the world largest Adidas store alongside the Taikoo Li Sanlitun shopping mall. With such a prime location, CHAO was created to facilitate every context of a quality lifestyle with inspiring spaces and service - art center, clubhouse, hotel, serviced apartments and coworking space - CHAO is also a media platform that promotes quality lifestyle content, experiences and products to a tight-knit community of subscribers.

ABOUT CHAO SANLITUN BEIJING

Sanlitun district of Beijing is developed as one of the most popular and energetic shopping, dining and entertaining destinations of China since a few years back. Now there has been housed with international brand-name stores like Apple Store and the world largest Adidas store alongside the Taikoo Li Sanlitun shopping mall.

With such a prime location, CHAO was created to facilitate every context of a quality lifestyle with inspiring spaces and service - art center, clubhouse, hotel, serviced apartments and coworking space - CHAO is also a media platform that promotes quality lifestyle content, experiences and products to a tight-knit community of subscribers.

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Get a Taste of France!

Anticipating Le French May which is just around the corner, let Twins Kitchen and The Natural Food and Beverage Company prepare you with an exciting selection of natural wines from France!

Those of you who would love to get a taste of natural wines from France, we welcome you to join us on a free Wine Tasting Night at Common Ground.

We are also hosting a night of Wine Pairing dinner menus for those of you foodies looking for wine pairing inspirations. There will be two sessions (3 course menu and 6 course menu) at Stack.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to our launch events. You can come on over to Stack as we’ll be serving the natural wines with the pairing menu from April 22 onwards.


For bookings and more information, please contact us at explore@stackconcept.com.

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7 Exotic Eggs to Try this Easter!

As the Easter holidays are fast approaching, we've created an Easter Egg special series to showcase 7 different types of exotic eggs. We have included some milder options such as Beet Pickled Eggs, but the truly adventurous will have to try Balut Eggs. See if you can give these exotic eggs a try with a little Easter spirit!

Exotic Eggs (From least to most exotic)

1. Onsen Tamago

A traditional Japanese low temperature egg originally slow cooked in the water of onsen (hot springs) in Japan. 

2. Beet Pickled Egg

Originated from Germany, this hard boiled egg is cured in a brine of beets, beet juice, vinegar, sugar, cloves and other spices, resulting in a bright pink color.

3. Tea Egg

A typical savory Chinese food commonly sold as a snack. The egg is cracked lightly, then boiled again in tea, sauce and/or with spices.

4. Scotch Egg

A common picnic food originated in U.K. made by wrapping a hard-boiled egg in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs and baked or deep-fried. 

5. Salted Duck Egg

A Chinese preserved food product made by soaking duck eggs in brine, or packing each egg in damp, salted charcoal. Sometimes you may see them sold covered in a thick layer of salted charcoal paste in Asian markets. 

6. Century Egg

This Chinese preserved delicacy is made by preserving duck, chicken or quail eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several weeks to several months, depending on the method of processing. Due to its strong taste and the creamy cheese-like texture, some people aren't that fond of them.

7. Balut Egg

The most exotic egg we dare you to try is the balut egg; a developing duck embryo that is boiled and eaten in the shell. It originated and is commonly sold as street food in the Philippines as well as other Southeast Asian countries such as Cambodia. 

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Local Lunch Guide we recommend

"Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch."

- Orson Welles

There's one question keeps popping up in our office, especially before lunch hour. 
"Where are we having lunch today?"
And the answer is always, "I don't know." 

We understand that struggle, which is why we specially made this Local Lunch Guide for those of you in the neighbourhood with the same problem. Here we selected 11 local restaurants that we recommend for lunch in Central, SOHO and Sheung Wan district.

We also scored each restaurant by their taste, time, price and comfort. 

Have fun! 

Here are the address of the restaurants above. 
Sun Bor Kee 新波記茶餐廳 : 25 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan
For Kee Restaurant 科記咖啡餐廳 : 200 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Yuk Kin Fast Food 郁健快餐 : Shop A, G/F, Po Wan Building, 6 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan
Hing Kee Coffee Shop 興記咖啡室 : 182, Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Shui Kee Coffee 瑞記咖啡 : Shop 17, 2/F, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan
Ma Sa Restaurant 孖沙茶餐廳 : G/F, 23 Hiller Street, Sheung Wan
Sang Kee Congee 生記粥品專家 : 7 Burd St, Sheung Wan
Shui Kee Dai Pai Dong 水記 : 2 Gutzlaff Street, Central
Leaf Desserts 玉葉甜品 : 2 Elgin St, SOHO
New Blue Pool Restaurant & Bakery 新藍塘麵飽餐廳 : 71 Caine Rd, Mid-Levels

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Which Foodie Film Are You Craving For? 

Are you a foodie AND a movie lover?

We understand the struggle to choose the right film to watch. That's why we have selected 8 of our favourite foodie films that can quench your thirst and satisfy your cravings whilst being a couch potato.

Simply follow the flowchart below to find which foodie film you should watch, and thank us later! 

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Hard Rock Catering Event

It's a great opportunity for us to host the catering event for Hard Rock last week! 
We had curated a set of breakfast and friendly business lunch for the event.

You may click here for more details and photos! 

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