Tag Archive 'taiwan_coffee'

Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, and Vietnam: Coffee culture in Asia

Posted by TheShot on 05 Nov 2009 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew, Machine, Quality Issues

Publications frequently run out of ideas, which is why the Wall Street Journal seems to be jacked on coffee articles of late. (But don’t worry — we have no plans to tell you what investments to have in your portfolio.) Just two days after making the ridiculous assertion that Illy is taking on Starbucks, the […]

Taiwan goes crazy for ‘salty coffee’ (?)

Posted by TheShot on 29 Dec 2008 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

Sometimes we wonder if coffee drinkers in Southeast Asia are among the most bored people on the planet. Fad-obsessed Japanese consumers may have attention spans rivaling those of fruit flies, but Southeast Asian consumers often prove just how bored out of their skulls they can be with the same old product — coffee being a […]

More coffee fads from animals’ digestive enzymes: Please make it stop!

Posted by TheShot on 14 Nov 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

The apocalypse must clearly be upon us. And it’s not just that oil slick out in the San Francisco Bay, either. In the news today is yet another reported “coffee connoisseur” obsession with coffee beans processed through the digestive enzymes of some mysterious Asian mammal: Monkey business yields gourmet Taiwan coffee | Lifestyle | Living […]

Taiwan a mecca for coffee drinkers

Posted by TheShot on 05 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Today the NewKerala, a leading online newspaper in India, printed an abridged history of coffee in Taiwan: Taiwan a mecca for coffee drinkers. Although Taiwan began as a coffee exporter, since the economic boom of the 1990s it has become a coffee importer to supply the thousands of chain and independent cafés that have cropped […]