This morning the grind was much better. Very intense aroma even when grinding. Overall, acidic when drink black but nice chocolate aftertaste with milk. The last few sips were the most enjoyable especially when it is cold.
Hong Kong is definitely changing fast. Something is different every time I am back there, and I am talking about 2-3 months' time.
What I find the change is how many jewelry or watch shops they open on main and busy roads. There are more shops selling expensive watches and jewelry than 7-Elevan, and I am not joking.
With the crazy rent that landlords are asking, only such products can yield enough profits to pay for the rent.
A high end boutique in Central was forced to move after being there for many years. They were paying US$4 million a year before but a new US fashion chain came in and offers over US$7 million for the same space, which is only under 2000 sq m over 2 levels. In Sydney, you could properly buy something bigger for that money and it is freehold.
With the wealthy tourists from mainland China, luxurious goods, especially those expensive, small and light items, are so much in demand.
This is good for the landlords but it is going to be a hidden time bomb for Hong Kong's economy. It is worrying indeed. I think this pattern is true in many major cities.