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Blue Bottle to open two more outlets in South Korea by the end of the year

SEOUL, South Korea – Blue Bottle Coffee Inc. said on Tuesday that it will increase the number of its outlets in South Korea to four by the end of the year. The California-based coffee company advanced to Korea in May by opening its first store in Seongsu, eastern Seoul.

It opened a second shop in Samcheong, central Seoul, last week, reports Korea Bizwire.

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Blue Bottle Coffee currently runs 62 outlets in the United States and 14 in Japan. Korea has become the third country that has the U.S. coffee brand’s stores.

Considered a major player in third wave coffee, Blue Bottle Coffee, Inc. was founded in Oakland, California, in 2002. In 2017, a majority stake in the company was acquired by Nestlé.