Not all coffees are created equal, and some Beijing cafés
understand this better than others. While the city was long a wasteland for serious caffeine connoisseurs, the past few years have seem some commendable third-wave joints pop up around town. These guys offer high quality and freshly ground beans, often with a choice of blends, and know their cappos from their crappos. Some even use fresh milk, the joy!
It's worth noting that anywhere in Beijing that serves proper coffee seems constitutionally incapable of serving food worth eating. For the best places to grab a bite or a pastry, check out our list of Beijing foodie cafés