Taipei coffee shop offering: Fine Worldwide Coffee / Espresso Based Coffee / Tea / Fruit Tea / Milk Tea / Coffee Beans / Coffee Professional Courses
Address & Phone:
No. 3, Ln. 75, Yongkang St., Da'an Dist., Taipei City 106
Last Reviewed: 3 April 2012
The decor is a mix of post modern and earthy tones that provides a very relaxing atmosphere. If you're a coffee enthusiast, you will find George House fine coffee to be like heaven. When I and most people say coffee, they mean espresso based coffee like a latte or a cappuccino, but I'm talking about black coffee in this case. You can get espresso based coffee here as well, but the main focus is on their top-end, rare coffee from around the world. Who better to have brought me to this fine establishment than Austin, the co-founder of Tearroir, a wine lover's guide to tea.
After you have chosen the coffee that you want to partake of, you can watch it being brewed right in front of your eyes. The coffee is made a special way depending on which world coffee you have chosen. It is like entering a chemistry lab, as you see your coffee being brewed by its precise temperature in a meticulous, technical fashion, depending on the regional coffee. Since each coffee is brewed to its perfection, you can taste the slight differences in every different regional coffee on the menu. The flavors of Asian, African, Central and South American coffee each have their own district sweetness, bitterness, acidity, floral fragrance, etc. No two cups will taste the same since they are precisely brewed to their custom specifications according to the world region they hail from.
A cup of water is given with your coffee so that you can clean your pallet and experience the distinctness in flavor of every sip, and experience the difference in taste as the coffee slowly starts to change temperature. Your coffee is divided and served in a porcelain cup and a glass cup, so that you may experience more fully the difference in taste as the temperature drops; coffee in a glass container cools down quicker. If you speak Mandarin or go with someone who can translate for you, they will give you a free lesson and speech on how to appreciate and professionally taste your coffee. However, if English is all that you have at your disposal, it is not problem. Here are the basics: first take a sip of water to clean your pallet; sip some of the coffee in your mouth and keep it on your tongue as you sip in some oxygen, which will make a sipping noise while the oxygen enhances the flavor of your particular coffee; swallow; then leisurely repeat, and notice the change in flavor as your coffee starts to cool down throughout your sitting.
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No.3, Ln.75, Yongkang St., Da'an Dist., Taipei City 106
Phone: (02) 2392-0801
Hours: 1pm-11pm Daily
English & Chinese Menu
Average Coffee: NT$210
Average Tea: NT$180
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George House fine coffee
A video I took of George House's interior and Austin explaining the fine brewing process.
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