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.
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.