Tag Archive 'china_coffee'

Coffee catches on in a nation of tea drinkers

Posted by TheShot on 04 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew

Earlier this year, we wrote about the growing consumer appetite for coffee in China. Today’s The Vancouver Sun published an article on coffee grown in China for domestic use and international export: Coffee catches on in a nation of tea drinkers. In particular, there’s a growing interest in quality arabica beans from Yunnan province in […]

Coffee Consumption in China: Is coffee the new black?

Posted by TheShot on 02 Mar 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

The bad business idea that suddenly becomes profitable because of volume, volume, volume is an old joke among many experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. (“If we lose $1 a widget, just imagine the possibilities if we tripled our customers!”) But these days, when that “volume” comes from Chinese consumers, that conventional wisdom seems to have […]

Campaign under way to evict Starbucks from Forbidden City

Posted by TheShot on 18 Jan 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Starbucks

Here’s another example of a story that started out small and then exploded into a global news item over the past couple of days: McClatchy Washington Bureau | 01/16/2007 | Campaign under way to evict Starbucks from Forbidden City. At first, I passed on it — wanting to give the tiresome Starbucks issue a rest […]

Emerging middle classes wake up to coffee

Posted by TheShot on 20 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Robusta

According to an article from Reuters UK, the new middle classes in Brazil, Russia, China, and other emerging economies are driving up the demand for coffee: Emerging middle classes wake up to coffee. The growing middle class in these emerging economies seems to be looking West to influence their beverage habits and lifestyles (oh, do […]