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Coffee Lovers in South Korea Have a Crush on Coffee Pods’ Charm

Coffee Lovers in South Korea Have a Crush on Coffee Pods’ Charm

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) –Coffee pods are making up a growing percentage of an ever-growing coffee market in South Korea, with sales of products using pre-ground coffee sealed in a capsule more than doubling compared to sales of ground coffee in the first half of the year. According to Emart, South Korea’s largest discount [...]

Gangwon’s East Coast Cities Becoming South Korea’s Coffee Hub

Gangwon’s East Coast Cities Becoming South Korea’s Coffee Hub

CHUNCHEON, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Bounded on the east by the East Sea (erroneously displayed as Sea of Japan on some Internet sites), Gangwon Province is well known for its recent successful hosting of the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics, and for its beautiful beaches and ski resorts including Yongpyong and Alpensia. [...]

Food & Beverage Industry Falls in Love with Traditional Korean Snack “Dalgona”

Food & Beverage Industry Falls in Love with Traditional Korean Snack “Dalgona”

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s food and beverage industry has fallen in deep love with the traditional Korean snack “dalgona.” The coffee industry, in particularly, is releasing a series of dalgona coffee products, which are enjoying rising popularity, especially among young people. Dalgona is increasingly being used in a variety of forms, [...]

S. Korea’s Exports of Chicken Soup Jump amid Lockdowns

S. Korea’s Exports of Chicken Soup Jump amid Lockdowns

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizewire) — South Korea’s exports of packaged traditional chicken soup, or “samgyetang,” have posted sharp growth in the first four months of 2020 from a year earlier, data showed Tuesday, amid the growing demand for ready-to-eat products around the globe due to the pandemic-led lockdowns. Outbound shipments of ready-to-eat samgyetang products [...]

Opinions Mixed on Impact of Blue Bottle on S. Korean Coffee Market

Opinions Mixed on Impact of Blue Bottle on S. Korean Coffee Market

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – A year has passed since South Korea’s first Blue Bottle Coffee shop opened in Seoul’s eastern Seongsu neighborhood – a trendy hangout spot where young artists and designers renovated existing buildings into art spaces, fine restaurants and cafes to woo customers. What impact has this American coffee freanchise had [...]