Shanghai coffee culture just got one shop better last week with the opening of Café del Volcán
on Yongkang Lu. Translated from Spanish as "coffee of the volcano," this coffee boutique is the brainchild of Nils Weisensee and his wife Lindsay Messenger, two refugees from the journalism and communications jungle. Their philosophy is simple and clear: A good cup of coffee starts with the bean.
Like a fine wine, coffee has its own terroir. Much of what you taste in the cup is a unique expression of soil and climate. You won't notice this with what you get from your typical corporate caffeination station because they burn the beans beyond recognition. That's why Nils and Lindsay source beans