“No point in avoiding the popular, so I thought I’d have a shot at Essen.
Though busy, the staff remain within reach, and my coffee arrives on the nose of the three minute limit. Impressive.
Even more impressive is the coffee. Incredibly full bodied, rich in flavours. Serious coffee. It is well that water is provided. Heaters outside are a bonus here.
Pretty boring, but there’s not much out of line here at all. Since opening next to Gus’ years ago, Essen has gained a strong following and is a meeting place in Canberra culture.
It is nice not to be disappointed with the coffee for once.