At present, Shanghai hosts over 8500 coffee shops, making it one of the highest numbers in the world. In the streets of Shanghai, you can feel coffee culture has been integrated into daily lives.
In May 2023, Shanghai hosted the 3rd Shanghai Coffee Culture Week with the theme “Vibrant Shanghai, Linking with Coffee.” The event aimed to connect people with the city through various activities such as new product launches, art exhibitions, food fairs, forums, and performances.
During the week, a series of coffee culture events took place across 16 districts of the city. At the Bund, the West Bank International Coffee Lifestyle Festival brought together over 100 popular coffee brands, providing visitors with a unique and immersive coffee culture experience, featuring creative coffee stalls, camping areas, and pet zones. A captivating coffee art flower boat parade on the Suzhou River invited the public to experience “coffee + art”. The 300FUN art fair at the Shanghai Grand Theatre combined elements of gastronomy, interactive experiences, and open-air performances, offering the audience a diverse range of 300 different enjoyments. The University Coffee Culture Festival created a new spatial approach in conjunction with theater, web 3.0, sustainable practices, and artistic businesses.
To distinguish themselves among thousands of coffee brands, the coffee shops in Shanghai have continually improved their coffee-making techniques and prioritized the quality, particularly emphasizing a long last impression through unique visual designs from the interior design in the shopto the coffee cup sleeves with various creative styles, showcasing innovative coffee varieties and imagination in every detail, conveying its unique brand stories and special tastes.
Coffee is more than just a drink; it’s a way of life and a cultural expression. Whether spending a leisurely afternoon in a coffee shop, enjoying a cup of tasty coffee with artworks around, or immersing oneself in various interesting activities, people in Shanghai could always find their own joy and experiences with coffee.
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