With six free hours in Shanghai and much coffee deprivation, my activity of choice was to visit a good coffee shop. Research and a 20 min Uber drive lead us to Little Bean in the Pudong area of Shanghai. A bit outside the city center, this coffee shop is worth the visit if you enjoy a well-designed space and a quality cup (and good sweets). I tried a pour over with the Los Planes blend from El Salvador, which was perfectly bold and not too acidic. With each pour over comes a carefully printed card containing information about the farm from which the beans are sourced, the producer's name, the workers relationship with the coffee and the farm's specific process; a comforting piece to read while enjoying a cup.
Little Bean, 235-237 Jinyan Rd, Pudong, Shanghai