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Taiwan’s unique brand of coffee culture receives international recognition

TAIPEI, Taiwan -Taiwan’s coffee culture has become a touchstone for quality across the Strait. Several baristas in Shanghai said they are familiar with coffee industry techniques used in Taiwan and that they had received training from Taiwanese professionals. Coffee industry professionals in Taiwan have won top prizes in various world competitions.

Innovative coffee shops are bringing late-night cafe culture to the UK

LONDON – Aside from the odd after dinner espresso, coffee drinking has always been a daytime pursuit in Britain. But a new wave of cafes across the country are showing that there’s room (and demand) for late-night coffee bars and all-day tea houses. Over the last few years, late-night ...

Coffee franchise named after Australian barista thrives in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea – Paul Bassett – a coffee franchise named after an Australian barista – has just celebrated the opening of its 80th coffeehouse in South Korea. Operated by M’s Seed, a Maeil Holdings affiliate, the franchise was launched in September 2009 introducing “specialty coffee,” a concept that was...

UK coffee shop market is getting more focused and more challenging

In many towns and cities across the UK it seems like there are new coffee shops appearing all the time, even in streets wh...

CAFÉ DE COLOMBIA – Juan Valdez Opens its 300th Café in Chile

BOGOTA, Colombia – Juan Valdez Café opened a new store in the city of Puerto Montt, southern Chile. The new store is locat...

Caffè Florian in Venice: a sad 300th anniversary for the oldest coffee house in the world

VENICE – Caffè Florian in Venice marks today its 300th anniversary. Situated in the Procuratie Nuove of Piazza San Marco, ...

UAE coffee market to be led by rise of café culture and technologicaly

UAE has been the fastest growing coffee market in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) with 3.4 billion cups of coffee consumed ...

Starting coffee shops gains popularity among young people in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea – Opening a coffee shop is one of the most popular businesses being pursued by young South Koreans in r...

Seven-Eleven Japan freshens coffee menu with new machines

TOKYO, Japan -- Convenience store operator Seven-Eleven Japan will upgrade the fresh-brewed coffee machines in its more th...

Starbucks tries new approach in Australia’s coffee culture market

Starbucks have begun reopening coffee shops around Australia's biggest cities, eight years after closing down scores of st...