Business / Taste for coffee

Coffee association hopes to stimulate Chinese market

[2011-06-01 10:05]

Colombia is looking to encourage a new generation of Chinese consumers to pick up a latte instead of tea.

Coffee comes with a taste of the future

[2011-06-01 08:28]

Steeped in medieval European mystique, Gypsy culture and the occult, tarot cards are certainly not something one would expect to be popular in China. However, just as Westerners may be drawn to the foreign allure of the I Ching and fengshui, young Chinese are becoming more curious about this Western divination tool.

Coffee maker Illy banks on China

[2011-05-27 10:20]

The coffee manufacturer and distributor Illycaffe SpA is banking on Chinese consumers' strong demand for coffee from Chinese consumers by opening boutique shops to gain brand recognition and bring in more sales.

Blue Mountain Coffee

[2011-05-25 13:35]

Born in England in 1944, and the author migrated to Australia with his family at the age of 13. He was an ex-printer and publisher though now retired. David went to China at the age of 60, to teach English to Chinese students at the Wenzhou Medical College.

Starbucks to increase 1,000 cafes in China by 2015

[2011-05-19 22:57]

Starbucks will continue its expansion in the Chinese mainland market, planning to have 1,500 cafes in operation by 2015, said an official from the company.

For coffee lovers, a serious setback

[2011-03-27 07:29]

TIMBIO, Colombia - In the last few years, coffee yields have plummeted here and in many of Latin America's other premier coffee regions. Rising temperatures and more intense and unpredictable rains are to blame, phenomena that many scientists link partly to global warming.

SW China's Yunnan earmarks 3 bln yuan for coffee growing

[2011-03-25 10:36]

The provincial government wants Yunnan to produce 200,000 tonnes of coffee beans per annum by 2020, up from the current annual output of 38,000 tonnes.Presently Yunnan has 33,333 hectares of land being planted with coffee, accounting for 98 percent of the nation's total, Xiong said.

Starbucks brews major expansion plan

[2011-03-09 07:58]

Starbucks Corp, the world's largest coffee chain by sales, on Tuesday said it will expand its business in China by opening more outlets in second- and third-tier cities and bring in new product lines to seize the instant-coffee market.

Starbucks sees higher 2011 coffee costs

[2011-01-27 10:59]

The world's largest coffee chain, expects rising coffee prices to hit profits more than it previously thought.

Nothing better than a cup of tea for a coffee junky

[2011-01-05 08:08]

When my plane touched down in Guangzhou in early November, I had no idea what time it was. My clothes were wrinkled, I was exhausted, and my side throbbed after being jabbed by my seatmate's sharp elbow for 17 hours.

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