Knockbox Coffee Company A Coffee Shop Like No Other

[24/09/11] 

26/09/11- Knockbox is a coffee shop that has just opened off Hollywood Road and it’s already a firm favourite. Set up by two coffee nuts, Frances Lam and Patrick Tam, it looks like the refined shed of a mad professor. There are enough heating elements and test tubes to make you think they’ve raided BP’s extraction headquarters - and the coffee they produce is sublime.

They get their hands on fresh beans of different origins every week and the basic idea is to promote coffee culture. The two owners have fulltime jobs and they set up Knockbox not to make money (they simply hope to break even) but to help their clients explore the world of coffee. Listening to Frances nerd out about temperatures, equipment and beans while you sit on a stool sampling their wares is a great half hour but you’ll probably consume enough caffeine to keep an elephant awake for 48 hours.

Although they sell individual cups of coffee, their main aim is to sell equipment and beans to coffee aficionados. They share the space with a designer, Cerise Yip, and also collaborate with artists such as Andrew Wong who recently displayed a selection of coffee themed photos (pictured). We’d vouch Knockbox produces the finest coffee in Hong Kong and with espressos going at HKD15, you can walk smugly past Fuel with a wallet the size of your grin.

Knockout coffee.


Knockbox
G/F, 21 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok
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