Shanghai’s Largest Coffee Festival Returns, Offering a Caffeine Kick

The Lujiazui Coffee Festival, now in its 7th year, recently returned to its green oasis, nestled amidst skyscrapers near the Huangpu River in Shanghai’s bustling Financial District of Lu Jiazui.

The festival ran from March 30 to April 2 at the Lujiazui Central Greenland, Shanghai’s largest open lawn, offering a perfect spot for coffee enthusiasts to savor an array of distinct coffee varieties.

After taking a year off, the festival was back and bigger than ever before: It was nearly 10 times bigger than its inaugural year in 2016.

This year’s event featured almost 260 coffee brands, including famous names like Lavazza and Nespresso and up-and-comers like Café MUJI and Huazhu Café.

This year, visitors could try coffee blends that included Beijing’s douzhi, a fermented bean drink, Suzhou’s biluochun, a top Chinese green tea, and other local specialties.

The festival allowed visitors to explore diverse cultures through each sip of a unique coffee blend. It also featured a latte art championship, shining a spotlight on the creative talent of baristas.

Additionally, the coffee brands at the festival offered 70 seasonal specialty coffee drinks, providing a wide range of options for visitors to enjoy.

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