If Cafe Corridor sets a level of quirky Hong Kong cafe space, Coco Espresso is among the same group in a different configuration.
No more than 20 sqm on street level of 197 Queens Road, it has table seatings on the left and bar height seatings on the right with bar and kitchen at back.
Johnson and his team always makes you feel attended and taken care of, which is always nice in a city like HK and much appreciated when one visit a cafe.
During the lunch period it was packed and became quiet after that. Despite the busy crowd Johnson still calmly brewed us a tasty Costa Rica Zazero Honey Processed bean roasted by Hasbean in his amazingly compact but well equipped brew bar.
It was light, smooth and sweet with soft acidity and a caramelised finish.
Got to come back for espresso from his beautifully modified paddled La Marzocco with wooden paddles and beans grind by Eureka Olympus KR.